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2020.52.4

Scanned copies of five letters to a Scottish newspaper in 1970, discussing the meaning and origin of the word ‘teuchter’, which is old slang for a rural worker. Correspondents are Donald G Mackenzie (Stevenston), Hugh Cattenach (Glenfinnan), A H MacAlpin (East Kilbride), Angus Macintyre (Tobermory) and Renwick H Leitch (Skelmorlie).

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2017.25.3

West Highland Notes & Queries, November 1991. Journal of The Society of West Highland and Islands Historical Research Ltd, Series 2, No. 8. Articles included: Fogl/Fugl – an unusual Hebridean personal name; the death and burial of Somerled of Argyll; notes on the genealogy of Clann Eoin Mhoir; Livingstones in the North of Mull; Ulva; William MacLachlan, Minister of Kilmartin.

2000.61.11

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-21.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil tells an anecdote about the supernatural, the deathbed comments of his uncle, a dream by Dòmhnall an Oir, the story of a corpse who spoke in the coffin, the use of urine and seeds against spells and fairies, stories about the fairy mound An Cnoc Glas, where his great-grandmother used milk cows, the evil eye, a story about blood on a floor that couldn’t be cleaned, a song written by the Balemartine bard about a reputed witch, the fatigue after supernatural cures, the work and equipment for horses, sports before church, a vision seen by an old man and the meaning of some Gaelic words.

2000.61.37

Mini-disk SA1968/21.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil tells an anecdote about the supernatural, the deathbed comments of his uncle, a dream by Dòmhnall an Oir, the story of a corpse who spoke in the coffin, the use of urine and seeds against spells and fairies, stories about the fairy mound An Cnoc Glas, where his great-grandmother used milk cows, the evil eye, a story about blood on a floor that couldn’t be cleaned, a song written by the Balemartine bard about a reputed witch, the fatigue after supernatural cures, the work and equipment for horses, sports before church, a vision seen by an old man and the meaning of some Gaelic words.

2000.30.10

Periodical `The Coll Magazine`, No. 10, 1992.

Articles about the lairds of Coll, holiday-makers, extract from the diary of a Swiss visitor in 1807, the school, corncrakes, the pier, Campbell of Cornaig, names, RSPB, missionary Malcolm MacDonald, midges and the Community Council among others.

1999.314.10

Paperback book `Celtic Names for Children` by Loreto Todd.

2000 alphabetically listed names from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall, Wales and the Isle of Man.