Notes on the antiquities of the islands of Colonsay and Oransay by William Stevenson

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Subjects:

  • Iona (Scotland),
  • Colonsay (Scotland),
  • Oronsay (Strathclyde, Scotland)

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Other titlesThe early Christian monuments of Iona
ContributionsAllen, J. Romilly., Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
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Open LibraryOL14581533M

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The book of Colonsay and Oronsay forty-four years of research and discovery in early Scoto-Irish, Norse, Icelandic, and Danish history. The first discovery in Scotland of remains of the Azilean archaeological period, the rediscovery of the lost islands of Culenrigi and Toraighe, and story of the Clan Cholla in Colonsay.

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Oronsay (Scottish Gaelic: Orasaigh), also sometimes spelt and pronounced Oransay by the local community, is a small tidal island south of Colonsay in the Scottish Inner Hebrides with an area of hectares (1, acres).

The island rises to a height of 93 m ( ft) at Beinn Orasaigh and is linked to Colonsay by a tidal causeway (called An Traigh (The Strand)) consisting of sands and mud : ha (1, acres). PRICE: £ PAGES: paperback, pp plus maps and colour plates. OVERVIEW: A robust but thoughtful introduction to the human and natural history of one of Britain's most isolated communities.

The author has lived in Colonsay since and records numerous traditions and. On page of that magisterial work, Colonsay and Oronsay in the Isles of Argyll, Loder quotes extracts from "Scotia Sacra" by Fr.

Hay, a Latin manuscript of in the collection of the National Library, Edinburgh. In a footnote, Loder tells us that Fr. Hay was a canon of St. Genevieve at Paris, and Prior of St. Pierremont. Thus Colonsay, Oransay, the Rhinns of Islay and the tiny, northernmost islands of Ireland are geologically connected and Notes on the antiquities of the islands of Colonsay and Oransay book rather different to the surrounding area.

The little islands are called Inishtrahull and, together with Colonsay and the rest of the group, broke away from what is now Greenland some 1, million years ago; tectonic plate movements led to their being transposed by.

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- A Celebration of Clan Donald of Colonsay. This anonymous watercolour shows the ruins of the ancient monastery on Oronsay, a small island off the coast of Colonsay in Scotland.

The Abbey building was built in the 14th century by John MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, but the priory itself is thought to date from the 7th century when St Columba stayed here before moving on to the island of.

COLONSAY BOOKSHOP & PUBLISHING COMPANY. The Colonsay Bookshop is prominently located at Scalasaig, close to the Ferry Terminal and conveniently adjacent to the Colonsay Brewery; our bookshop shares the building with our publishing business, House of Lochar, which has its own Colonsay Bookshop stocks a wide variety of books of Scottish interest, including.

Dustwrapper is rubbed at edges and corners. Illustrated pages Covers all aspects of the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay, from natural history to archaeological and social history, this book also includes Gaelic culture and folklore, and looks at the legacy of Monks and Vikings.

The geology and landscape of the islands is covered also. Notes on the antiquities of the islands of Colonsay and Oransay William Stevenson Not in Library. Read. The book of Colonsay and Oronsay Colonsay and Oronsay in the isles of Argyll Wakehurst, John de Vere Loder Not in Library.

Not in Library. Islay, Jura and Colonsay. 1 General description of Colonsay and Oransay Page 3 Ch. 2 Climate (of the Inner Hebrides) Page 45 Ch. 3 Geological formation of Colonsay and Oransay Page 54 Ch.

4 Woods, Lochs and Pastures described in narrative form Page 69 THE FLORA pp 86 - Index pp - The original Oronsay game-book still exists, having been preserved by the late Andrew S. MacNeill, and may well give details of other species that were extirpated.

It was only in recent years that the feral goats were destroyed in Oronsay, although they continue to survive and thrive in Colonsay. Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull.

The 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.

Aligned on a south-west to north-east axis, it measures 8 miles in length and reaches 3 mi at its widest point. The island of Oronsay sits directly to the south of its bigger brother Colonsay.

Both are part of the island group known as the Inner Hebrides. Although Oronsay is relatively small, only 5km2 in size, it is rich in archaeology. In fact, Oronsay is home to the highest identified concentration of Mesolithic sites in Scotland dating to sometime. Colonsay House, cross is a Scheduled Monument in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. The Geology of Islay, Including Oronsay and Portions of Colonsay and Jura Explanation of Sheets 19 with the Western Part of Sheet 20 (Classic Reprint) Posted on by bose Full text of The geology of Colonsay and Oronsay, with part.

The story of Islay, Jura and Colonsay is one of the most fascinating amongst all the Hebrides. They have had substantial human occupation since earliest times and man has left many relics across the islands, from tools and artefacts of mesolithic times to the modern-day distilleries of Islay and Jura.

Traditionally St Columba landed on Oransay from Ireland on his mission to spread Christianity. Because he could still see home from the top of Ben Oransay he feared homesickness and so travelled further on up to Iona to found the Abbey there in AD. There is some evidence that his friends stayed on Oronsay and formed a monastic settlement.

Excerpt: Ulva (Scottish Gaelic: pronounced) is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, off the west coast of Mull. It is separated from Mull by a narrow strait, and connected to the neighbouring island of Gometra by a bridge.

Much of the island is formed from Tertiary basalt rocks, which is formed into columns in places. Full text of The geology of Colonsay and Oronsay, with part.

Stevenson, W. Notes on the antiquities of the islands of Colonsay and Oransay. found: Barth. gaz. of G.B. (Colonsay; S'Clyde 69 C7, C8 island some 16 sq. or 40 sq. km lying 8m/13km NW of Jura in Inner Hebrides). found: Stevenson, W. Notes on the antiquities of the islands of Colonsay and Oransay, found: Barth.

gaz. G.B. (Oronsay: S'clyde, barely inhabited island of about 2 sq. miles or 5 sq. off S. end of Colonsay; also Oronsay in Highland, Skye and Western Isles). Frances Murray's Sketches in Colonsay and Oransay () We have split this book into 4 pdf files Summer in the Hebrides Stray Notes Sea Drift The Island in History.

You may also want to read The History of the Outer Hebrides by W. MacKenzie () in pdf format. The Hebrid Isles.

Oronsay (Scottish Gaelic: Orasaigh), also sometimes spelt and pronounced Oransay by the local community, is a small tidal island south of Colonsay in the Scottish Inner Hebrides with an area of hectares (1, acres).

Seen in these terms, the Mesolithic occupation of the island of Oronsay presents a number of particu SUBSCRIBE TODAY. Full access to this book and o more. Top 11 The Geology of Islay Including Oronsay and Portions of. pubeq Full text of The geology of Colonsay and Oronsay, with part.

Oronsay Priory, a house of Augustinian canons, was founded in the second quarter of the 14th century by John, Lord of the Isles and is one of the rare medieval foundations in Argyll that lacks any Early Christian antecedent, though there was certainly earlier activity on.

The island of Colonsay lies in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Fifteen miles to the north lies the island of Mull; the eastern and southern horizons are bounded by the islands of Jura and Islay; and to the south west, just visible from a high point on a clear day, is the coast of Donegal in Ireland.

Friends of Colonsay. 2, likes talking about this. "In the circlet of Isles lying out to the West, There's none of these gems can compare, With dear Colonsay Isle, on whom nature has shower'd.

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Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull. Colonsay is the ancestral home of Clan Macfie and the Colonsay branch of Clan MacNeill. On 23 FebruaryRev Donald McNicol baptized nine children in the new church near the old quay in Colonsay, a remote and small island of the Inner Hebrides off Scotland's west coast.

2 He actually lived on the much larger island of Jura, separated by ten miles of ocean to the east and much closer to the mainland. Since coming to Argyll's. The story of Islay, Jura, and Colonsay is one of the most fascinating among all the Hebrides. They have had substantial human occupation since earliest times and man has left many relics across the islands.

With over 80 line illustrations and extensive maps and plans, the book brings to life these beautiful and fascinating islands. Oronsay (Scottish Gaelic: Orasaigh), also sometimes spelt and pronounced Oransay by the local community, is a small tidal island south of Colonsay in the Scottish Inner Hebrides with an area of hectares (1, acres).

The island rises to a height of 93 m ( ft) at Beinn Orasaigh and is linked to Colonsay by a tidal causeway (called An Traigh (The Strand)) consisting of sands and mud flats.

Colonsay, and the associated tidal island of Oransay, has a population of some and is one of the most beautiful of the Inner Hebrides, with a rich heritage of natural history, place-names. OF COLONSAY & ORONSAY An Illustrated Talk by David Jardine. Hear about the flora & fauna of Colonsay & Oronsay.

Tickets £5 Venue: Church of Scotland – opposite the hotel Mon 1st May Fri 5th May Wed 3rd May Thurs 4th Tues 2nd 3pm – 6pm WALK TO ORONSAY Church, Kilchatt PRIORY A guided expedition with Andrew McMorrine – a walk specifically.

Account of a botanical excursion to the Mull of Cantyre, and the island of Islay, in August, (). The geology of Islay, including Oronsay and portions of Colonsay and Jura - S. Wilkinson (). Colonsay. th August Dan Brown. Colonsay is probably the most under-watched accessible island with serious potential in the UK.

A quick look at its past reveals the likes of Yellow-billed Cuckoo inKilldeer inand both Red- & Black-headed Buntings and more recently Birdguides has a total of 10 (!!) reports between and including Buff-breasted Sand, Lesser.

The Gaelic language has an intimate relationship with the beautiful landscapes of North West Scotland. Although speakers of other languages also contributed to the area's place name legacy, the North West Highlands remain fundamentally what they have been for many centuries - a Gaelic landscape.

The book presents that too-seldom found combination of excellent research and outstanding writing and storytelling which com Set in the 's in the remote Inner Hebrides (a group of islands off the coast of Scotland), it features a young man named Muirteach who is expected to find the murderer of his father/5(13).COLONSAY CURIOSITY BOXES A lovely way to save and display found treasure and memories of the island.

Join Alasdair McMorrine and compile a box frame with a variety of mementoes -from pebbles to sketches, nature notes to sea glass. Bring your own finds, or choose from Alasdair’s collection. Tickets £12 - Box frame, art materials &.Stone carving: Calum Cille/Little Calum, Oransay, May Prints, paintings and drawings: G reat War/Three Families, collaboration with Cameronians, Scottish Rifles Museum and Lanarkshire Museums Service, Spring to October Tutoring and Lectures, Colonsay Springfest & Octoberfest, Illustrated talk, with Dr Finlay Macleod, on the making of the book Ronan agus Brianult.

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