Tag Archives: hares


Transcript of a report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory regarding poaching in the Isle of Coll in 1870. A number of poachers were seen in Coll, particularly in Gallanach and Cornaig. The men are referred to as ‘East Country fishermen’, and two are named as William Taylor and James Watt.

The transcript contains correspondence between John L Stewart Esq (Chamberlain’s Office), William Sproat Esq (Procurator Fiscal, Tobermory), Matthew Rae (keeper, Coll) and Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) and John Baxter (Coll).

Statements are provided from: Mr Weirs (shepherd), Mr Campbell (Cornaig), Mr John Campbell (Cornaig), Matthew Rae (keeper), Andrew Ferguson (shepherd), Neile McInnes (described as ‘one of Mr Campbell’s men’), Alexander MacKinnon (Cornaig).

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.


Collection of poems about Tiree by author Donald Murray, 2011

Collection of 15 English poems written by Donald Murray (author of `The Guga Hunters`) during his visit to Tiree in summer 2011. Donald has Tiree ancestors and comes from Lewis. Subjects include corncrakes, family, houses, cattle, Skerryvore lighthouse, machair, St. Patricks Chapel, wartime, travelling around Argyll, hares. Includes a covering letter from Donald to An Iodhlann.


Photocopied Argyll Estates shooting records for Tiree from October 1961 to January 1986.

Argyll Estates shooting records for Tiree from October 1961 to January 1986 listing the numbers of pigeons, golden plovers, pheasants, ducks, hares, woodcocks, snipe, moorhen, curlews and geese shot each season.


Photocopied extract from `The Handbook of Scottish Mammals` edited by Gordon B Corbet and Stephen Harris, pp 154-61

Information about brown hares giving description, variation, distribution, habitat, social organisation and behaviour, feeding, breeding, population, predators and mortality, parasites and disease, relations with man and literature.