The Campbells and Boar’s Hill Farm

How the Campbells came into possession of Torr-an-tuirc. TORR-AN-TUIRC is partly an arable but chiefly a grazing hill-farm, and is situated at the north-east corner of Lochnell (Loch-nan-eala). This farm gave its name to a property which comprised several farms—viz., Torr-an-tuirc, Cabrachan, Kilmore (A’ Chill-mhòr), Dailnacàbaig, Kille-choinnich (Cille-Choinnich), Srontoilleir, and Baile-ghobhainn—all lying around Lochnell. This […]

Clan Campbell Genealogy from MS 1467

genelach cloinni cailin ann so cailin og mac gille easpuig mhic cailin mhic ailin mhic neill mhic ailin moir mhic gille espuig mhic dubgaill mhic donnchaidh mhic gille easpuig mhic gille colaim renabartha mac duibne mhic duibne mhic eirenai[n] mhic meirbi mhic artuir mhic iubair*.i. righ in domain gan rusan** The genealogy of the Clan […]

Measuring the Boar Against the Bristles

I have already referred to a note by Mrs. MacTavish on this subject, vol. ii. 489. She tells how she learned Dan an Dearg (the Song of the Red) more than sixty years ago, from a ploughman who used to chant it at his work; and she adds– “The subject of the song is Diarmaid […]