Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:
Notes on the island of Esaidh [Easaigh/Ensay], 13 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on the island of Esaidh [Easaigh/Ensay, Siorramachd Inbhir-Nis/Inverness-shire] that Arch[ibald] Stewart, proprietor of Taigh Easaigh [Ensay House] had made good additions to a fine house but that it was too close to the bay - 'This is its only fault'. The situation and composition of the old temple is noted and that it is being used as a stable and of the same style as Teampull Tao Deas [Teampull Taobh Deas/Teampull an t-Sagairt, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. Also noted is Croc a caisteal...
Dates: 13 July 1870
Notes on the population of Tarasaigh/Taransay, 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on the population of Tarasiagh/Taransay, stating that Paible is the inhabited part and Rath the north township 'but no people now', that 'Aird-Mhanuis' [Àird Mhànais] is an island at high spring tides, and that good families came from Taransay including that of Cap[tain] Ken[neth] Campbell 'mac Alast[air] ic Coinnich ic Dho[mh]n[u]il[l] ic Iain Oig of Taransay' describing Captain Campbell as 'one of the most gent[le]manly men who ever live.' Campbell is said to have lived at Aoi [Uidh]...
Dates: 8 July 1870
Notes relating to inscriptions at Rodel Church, c1872
Scope and Contents Notes relating to inscriptions at Rodel Church [Tùr Chliamainn/St Clement's Church, Roghadal/Rodel, Na Hearadh/Harris] including 'R[oderick] C[ampbell] and A[nn] M[ac] S[ween] 1725', [the parents] of 'Miss Ann Campbell of Scalpay' [Eilean Scalpaigh] and 'Bao-mainis = M[ale] child unbap[tised]'.
Observations made on a boat journey between Tarbert and Isle of Taransay, 7 August 1870
Scope and Contents Observations made on a boat journey in Loch Tarbert/Loch an Tairbeairt, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, describing the scenery around the loch including 'fine high mountains', the island of Iosaigh, whch is 'like Iosai at Dun an Tarcul is a high hill on the point of Loscintir' [possibly Aoineag Tarcall], that 'Boisdale on s[outh] side [of] L[och] Tarbert [is] a coire deep & pretty' [Bìtheasdail], noting 'Yo'aveag & Yo'a'vor' on each side of the corrie [Geodha Bheag and Geodha Mhòr] and that...
Dates: 7 August 1870
Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made on a journey with Rev Donald MacKintosh, priest, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinis, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, observing a small old building on 'Tar'cul (cal?) Taigh Mhic Loaig [deleted]' noting that the place-name elements Lusk and Lisk are common in Scotland and in Denmark and how Mr Don[ald] MacRae remembers that when he was ten years old his ploughman...
Dates: 7 July 1870
Place-name note about Bàgh Chlann Neill and accompanying story fragment, 13 July 1870
Scope and Contents Place-name note about Bàgh Chlann Neill, that it is at Losaid at Bun at Sruth Obe [Rubh' an Losaid, An Struth, An t-Ob/Leverburgh, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and accompanying story fragment which reads 'Some MacNeills lived here & when they com[menced] a creach they ran away & took their boat to le'.
Dates: 13 July 1870
Place-name note for Loch ghro'avig, 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Place-name note which reads 'Loch gho'avig w[est] of Leosvig' [Bàgh Ghòbhaig and Loch Leosavay both Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris].
Dates: 10 July 1870
Placename note for hills in Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, August 1886
Scope and Contents Placename note which reads 'Langa and [-] and the Isean between these two hills in Harris.' [Mullach an Langa, An Cliseam/The Clisham, Na Hearadh]
Dates: August 1886
Poem beginning 'Tha mis eir an sgeir ris an can aid Rockal', 1873
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Tha mis eir an sgeir ris an can aid Rockal' composed by Kenneth Macasgail [Kenneth MacAskaill] Caolas Scalpay [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] to a 'bodach sannt at Airdhasaig' [Àird an Aiseig, Scalpaigh/Scalpay] who wanted to go to Rockall for fraic [-].
Poem entitled 'Fhir a Chruthaich Fhir a Chri' and accompanying biography of Mary MacRae, 1885
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Fhir a Chruthaich Fhir a Chri' collected from Mairi Nicrath [Mary MacRae], Caolas Stiatair N h-Earradh [Caolas Stiadar/Sound of Stiadar, Na Hearadh/Harris] on 4 April 1876 beginning 'Fhir a chruthaich fhir (air?) fhir a chri, Chruthaich a chre air an t-sluagh'. Before the poem is a detailed description of Mary MacRae, including her appearance, her age and a little about her Kintail background. The text of the poem has been scored through in pencil and additions have been made to...