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description of the Western Isles of Scotland called Hebrides

Donald Monro

description of the Western Isles of Scotland called Hebrides

with genealogies of the chief clans of the isles.

by Donald Monro

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Published by T. D. Morison in Glasgow .
Written in English


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Pagination68p.
Number of Pages68
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Open LibraryOL16426930M

English: The Outer Hebrides also known as the Western Isles and the Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. Gàidhlig: Tha na h-Eileanan Siar, na h-Eileanan an Iar neo na h-Eileanan a-Muigh nam pàirt den Innse Gall air taobh an iar na l: Stornoway.


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Excerpt from Description of the Western Isles of Scotland Called Hybrides: With the Genealogies of the Chief Clans of the Isles The present edition is a verbatim reprint with all the old. Description of the Western Isles of Scotland, called Hybrides; by Mr Donald Monro With his geneologies of the chief clans of the Isles.

[See Notes Multiple Contributors] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press.

Description of the western isles of Scotland, called Hybrides. To which is added, i. An account of Hirta and Rona, by sir G. McKenzie, ii.

A description of Saint Kilda, by A. Buchan, iii. A voyage to Saint Kilda, by M. Martin. Donald Monro, Alexander Buchan (minister at st.3/5(1). Description of the Western Isles of Scotland A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Circa and a Late Voyage to St Kilda: Description of the Occidental i.e.

Western Islands of Scotland One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. From the Alleghenies to the Hebrides Margaret Fay Shaw. An autobiography describing the author's absorption in the Gaelic culture of the Western Isles and her collection and recording of the folklore and music it contained.

The title in full, of the above curious volume is as follows: "Description of the Western Isles of Scot- land, called Hybrides ; by Mr.

Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles«who travelled through the most of them in the yearwith the genealogies of the chief clans of the Isles. The Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles) are isolated, windswept, treeless places that have traditionally subsisted on fishing, weaving, and livestock, though renewable energy is increasingly big business.

Scottish Gaelic is a working language here. The principal island, its northern half called Lewis and its southern Harris, is spectacular. A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland by Martin Martin Martin Martin was a native Gaelic speaker from Skye who, in the s, became convinced of the need for a first hand account of the society, the culture and the natural history of the Western Isles.

Like other eBooks whose texts are reproduced on Undiscovered Scotland, A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland Called Hybrides is long out of copyright.

What sets the Undiscovered Scotland version apart is the cross linking between the text of the book and features elsewhere on the site, allowing the reader to explore beyond the text. Internet Archive BookReader Description of the Western Isles of Scotland, Called Hybrides: With the.

The Western Isles became part of the Norse kingdom of the Suðreyjar, which lasted for over years until sovereignty for the Outer Hebrides was transferred to Scotland by the Treaty of Perth in Control of the islands was then held by clan chiefs, principal of whom were the MacLeods, MacDonalds, Mackenzies and nates: 57°46′N 7°01′W / °N.

Western Isles, council area of Scotland, in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of the Scottish mainland, comprising the islands of the Outer Hebrides.

Lewis, the northern part of the principal island of Lewis and Harris, is part of the historic county of Ross-shire in the. The Hebrides (/ ˈ h ɛ b r ɪ d iː z /; Scottish Gaelic: Innse Gall, pronounced [ˈĩːʃə ˈkaul̪ˠ]; Old Norse: Suðreyjar) comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of mainland are two main groups: the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

These islands have a long history of occupation dating back to the Mesolithic, and the culture of the residents has been. Books shelved as hebrides: The Blackhouse by Peter May, The Chessmen by Peter May, The Lewis Man by Peter May, Sea Room: An Island Life in the Hebrides b.

Description of the Western Isles of Scotland Called Hybrides with the Genealogies of the Chief Clans of the Isles by Sir Donald Monro, High Deal of the Isles, who.

Benbecula (/ b ɛ n ˈ b ɛ k j ʊ l ə / (); Scottish Gaelic: Beinn nam Fadhla or Beinn na Faoghla) is an island of the Outer Hebrides, in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of the census it had a usually resident population of 1, with a sizable percentage of Roman forms part of the area administered by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar or the Western Isles : 8, hectares ( sq mi).

The Outer Hebrides, often called the Western Isles, make up an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. It is also a parliamentary constituency. The northern island is Lewis and Harris. South of Lewis and Harris is a series of islands, such as South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist. The Outer Herides includes a number of even smaller nates: 57°46′N 7°01′W / °N.

The islands of the Outer Hebrides can be numbered in the hundreds, but of these there are six main islands – Lewis, Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

Lewis is the north-most and largest of the islands. It comprises four parishes – Barvas, in the north; Uig in the west, Stornoway in the east and Lochs in the south-east. Basically, the H&I are the Scottish Highlands, plus Orkney, Shetland, the Western Isles and including the city of Inverness.

For the purposes of this article (and Scottish geographers please accept it is only to be able include more books and not to redraw any boundaries north of the border!), I’m going to include all the Western Isles and. The Hebrides under Norse control.

Known as Suðreyar or southern islands in Old Norse. Norse control of the Hebrides was formalised in when Edgar of Scotland recognised the claim of Magnus III of Scottish acceptance of Magnus III as King of the Isles came after the Norwegian king had conquered the Orkney Islands, the Hebrides and the Isle of Man in a swift campaign earlier the.

Samuel Johnson's A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and James Boswell's The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides recounts their tour of Scotland in While Johnson focuses on Scotland itself, Boswell is even keener on presenting his friend to the notables of his homeland.

Together they form a complete account of a fascinating journey, two intriguing/5. OUTER HEBRIDES / WESTERN ISLES.

The Outer Hebrides of Lewis and Harris featured in the BBC Call the Midwife Christmas special (December ).

Filming took place at the Callanish / Calanais standing stones (Lewis), Gearrannan black house village (Lewis), Rodel church (Isle of Harris), Luskentyre beach (Harris) and Eilean Glas Lighthouse (Scalpay). A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland Language: English: LoC Class: DA: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Great Britain, Ireland, Central Europe: Subject: Scotland -- Description and travel -- Early works to Subject: Johnson, Samuel, -- Travel -- Scotland -- Hebrides Subject.

The Outer Hebrides or Western Isles, as they are alternatively known, are situated on the extreme North West of Scotland. The Hebrides are known as the "long island" as they stretch for over a miles.

The islands are steeped in history and culture, ranging back thousands of years. The Isle of Lewis is the most northern of the Western Isles. The Shiant Islands (/ ʃ æ n t /; Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Mòra [nə ˈhelanən ˈmoːɾə] or Na h-Eileanan Seunta [nə ˈhelanən ˈʃiant̪ə] ()) or Shiant Isles are a privately owned island group in the Minch, east of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

They are five miles (eight kilometres) southeast of the Isle. Cliffhanger for a bloody tradition as last of Scotland's gannet hunters set sail • Animal charity seeks end to 'cruel cull' of guga chicks • Hebrides' seabird delicacy splits conservationistsAuthor: Severin Carrell.

The Isle of Lewis is at the North west corner of the group of islands known as the Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Hebrides are known as the "long islands" as they stretch for miles. The other main islands in the Western Isles are the Isles of Harris North Uist Benbecula South Uist and Barra.

Powered by. If you are a fan of the books of Peter May, you may be interested in visiting locations that inspired the books in the Lewis Trilogy, and the places which feature in the companion photobook Hebrides.

For this reason, we have teamed up with the author’s own Hebrides photographer David Wilson, to create a guide to the Western Isles places.

Plan your visit to Skye and the Western Isles, Scotland: find out where to go and what to do in Skye and the Western Isles with Rough Guides. Read about itineraries, activities, places to stay and travel essentials and get inspiration from the blog in the best guide to Skye and the Western Isles.

Isle of Lewis, Isle of Harris & Stornoway. Explore Scotland's regions. Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire. Argyll & The Isles.

Ayrshire & Arran. Dumfries & Galloway. Edinburgh & The Lothians. Greater Glasgow and The Clyde Valley. Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

The Outer Hebrides. The Scottish Borders. accommodation See all. I recent travelled to the Western Isles of Scotland on holiday - before the trip I wasnt able to find a book to take with me as a guide.

Just before boarding the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway, I flicked through this book in a local book shop, and bought it immediately.5/5(5).

Travellers choosing to go hiking in the Outer Hebrides can choose from a wide range of walking routes in the Western Isles – each of which offers its own insight in the isles.

There is also the option of walking the newly launched long distance walking route; the Hebridean Way which stretches from Vatersay to Stornoway in Lewis. ^ "Group islands in the Irish Sea and the Western Isles 1" Retrieved 1 March ^ Munro, D.

() Description of the Western Isles of Scotland called Hybrides, by Mr. Donald Munro, High Dean of the Isles, who travelled through most of them in the year Miscellanea Scotica, 2. Quoted in Murray () p. The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan Siar or Na h-Eileanan an Iar), Innse Gall ("islands of the strangers") or the Long Isle or the Long Island (An t-Eilean Fada), is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland.

relations. Touring the Outer Hebrides (the Western Isles, #Scotland) Novem by Deborah Jay in My life, Scotland 12 Comments October is holiday time, and this year we (that’s me and Brian) decided to see – you guessed it – a bit more of Scotland, but this time with a difference.

Transport Scotland said it was aware of capacity challenges at peak times on CalMac's Clyde and Hebrides network. It also said that more than. The Isle of Lewis, one of the largest and most northerly of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides islands, is isolated geographically and culturally, being governed by the only local council in Scotland to have changed its name to Gaelic, the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (prior tothe Western Isles Council).

Behold the Hebrides: or Wayfaring in the Western Isles, Chambers, The Peat Fire Flame, Ettrick Press A charm restored and sailed to the Western Isles, Seafarer Books, Saddle Tramp in the Highlands, Hale, The Western Isles of Scotland, New Amsterdam, Thomson, A.A. Hebrides synonyms, Hebrides pronunciation, Hebrides translation, English dictionary definition of Hebrides.

also Western Isles An island group of western and northwest Scotland in the Atlantic Ocean, divided into the Inner Hebrides, closer to the Scottish. Whisky galore: in fine spirits on Raasay, Inner Hebrides Raasay, off the east coast of Skye, is launching its first real distillery and it’s a state-of-the-art affair.

But it’s the beautiful Author: Ed Cumming. Western Isles, Outer Hebrides; BUY THIS BOOK. FIND YOUR LOCAL BOOKSHOP (UK AND IRELAND) Home > Science and Nature > Natural History and Pets > The Hebrides. The Hebrides By (author) Con Gillen.

Field guide to islands lying off the North West coast of Scotland. ALSO ON BOOKS FROM SCOTLAND.Colonsay (Scottish Gaelic: Colbhasa) is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of ancestral home of Clan Macfie and the Colonsay branch of Clan MacNeil, it is in the council area of Argyll and Bute and has an area of 4, hectares (10, acres).

Aligned on a south-west to north-east axis, it measures 8 miles (13 kilometres) in length and Area: 4, hectares ( sq mi).A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson I had desired to visit the Hebrides, or Western Islands of Scotland, so long, that I scarcely remember how the wish was originally excited; and was in the Autumn of the year induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr.

Boswell a companion, whose acuteness would help.