Skip to main content

Eigg Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a story about hidden treasure on Am Muile/Isle of Mull, August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/31
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a story about hidden treasure on Am Muile/Isle of Mull. The story relates to the betrayal by MacLeod of Dunvegan and Maclean of Lochbuie of Hector Odhar Maclean at the Battle of Bloody Bay. When Maclean realised he was betrayed he 'car[r]ied the treasure up & threw it in the well where it is buried. closed up now simply a hollow.'

Dates: August 1886

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney, 19 December 1873

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/58
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney discussing the origin of basins in a glaciated landscape. He refutes the chemical erosion theory and supports the glacier erosion theory. He reports that he has studied the theory of glacial erosion on Alpine scenery in Wales, Scotland, Norway and Switzerland. He asks Geikie if he knows of a rock collector who could get him authenticated specimens of, amongst other locations, Eigg pitchstone. He reports on a field trip to...
Dates: 19 December 1873

Minute Book No III, 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850

 Item — Volume MS 2917.3: Series Coll-43/1
Identifier: Coll-43/1/3
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members, those who attended each meeting and deaths. Newspaper obituaries for George Sanderson and Hugh Smith are pasted into the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and a newspaper clipping with the annual report for 1847 included. Details of the development of the society library are minuted. Abstracts of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant...
Dates: 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850

Note about Danes, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/95
Scope and Contents

Note about Danes which reads 'Danes danced in the Island of Eigg [Eige] orsa Nigheann a Mhuillear. A Bheist Dubh.' The text has been scored through.

Dates: 1901

Song entitled 'A Bhean Iadaich' and accompanying note, nd

Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/37
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'A Bhean Iadaich' beginning 'A bhean ud thall hùg ò, An cois na traghad hug o'. The song is composed of forty-four lines, set out as eleven verses of four lines each. The lengthy accompanying note states that the song is claimed by Eigg, Rum, Canna, Coll, Uist and other Western Isles, noting that the Uist version places the song at Aird-a-mhachair [Àird a' Mhachair/Ardivachar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and outlining the basic story present in all versions of the song.

Dates: nd

Song entitled 'Seathain Mac Righ Eirinn', nd

Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/17
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Seathain Mac Righ Eirinn' beginning ''S mairg a chual e 's nach do dh innis e, Gun robh mo leanna 's am Minginish'. The text is not presented in verses but in seventy six consecutive lines and has been annotated in ink.

Dates: nd