Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 498 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note probably collected on Ìle/Islay about a crooked headed fish similar to a gurnet. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note about a gravestone on Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire described as depicting a Highlander and being 'at least 300 400 y[ea]rs' old, being difficult to decipher, broken near the foot and composed 'of soft & hard gritty matter'.
Scope and Contents Note about a gravestone in Inch Kenneth, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire which reads 'Anoth[er] stone 1778 - Form sculp[tured] stone in native rock but beautifully sculp[te]d.'
Scope and Contents Note about a 'long fish like serpent' collected on Ìle/Islay which reads 'Long fish like serpent 10 f[ee]t on W[est] Bank among the siolag leaping. puts down head in lifting tail.'
Scope and Contents Note about a ridge and boulders near Lonan [Lonain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including 'Lairig a fheoi' which is 'wher[e] Lonan begins at Barra Goillean [Barguillean]' and 'Ugh a gheoi' described as 'a boulder now'. Also noted are black stones in 'amair na h-aibhne' [the river bed] and on the side of the river at Clacha Dubha [Clachadow].
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire describing a serpent in Lismore [Lios Mòr] s three feet long with black and yellow stripes of equal breadth [seen] at Aoine-dubh and at Tirphuir [Tirefour].
Scope and Contents Note about a slate cross on Innis Kenneth [Inch Kenneth, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] describing it as 'A slender slate cross inside tung [vault] of Col[onel] Macdonald - very pretty. Leaning against wall.'
Scope and Contents Note about a stone belonging to Angus Macinns [MacInnes], piper to James Stewart, esquire, of Fasnacloich [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and his wife Ann Stewart. The note states that the piper was at Culloden.
Scope and Contents Note about a stone carving of a ship near Tobar Ghlun [Tobar a' Ghlùin, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], on which is inscribed 'DS 1729. On the ship itself are letters which I cannot make out and along the place of the bowsprit are several letters unable to read in such a dark day. These last M I Y R'. He also notes the size of the well.
Scope and Contents Note about a teacher named Scott which reads 'Scott was teaching at Illanahairi no relation. In Gleann na h-aile.' [possibly Eilean na h-Àirigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and Gleann an h-Iola/Glenahyle, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].