Barra and Skye: Two Hebridean Perspectives (2006)

Barra and Skye: Two Hebridean Perspectives (2006)

This volume brings together knowledge concerning two of the Western Isles. Experts illuminate us in their specialist fields, including natural history, genealogy, place-names and architecture.

Front Matter

Arne Kruse – pp. 7-8


Barra – the Physical Background
Noel Fojut – pp. 11-20

Kisimul Castle and the Origins of Hebridean Galley-Castles: Preliminary Thoughts
Jan R. Macneil – pp. 21-46

Kisimul Castle: Recent Work by Historic Scotland
Sally Foster – pp. 47-65

Barra and Its History: Through the Eyes and Ears of a Modern Seanachaidh
Calum MacNeil – pp. 66-90

A Note on Calum a’ Chai, the Seanachaidh
Ian R. Macneil – pp. 91-93

On the Verge of Loss: Lesser Known Place-names of Barra and Vatersay
Anke Beate Stahl – pp. 94-114

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A Hunter-Gatherer Landscape: Searching for Evidence of the Earliest Settlers of the Scottish West Coast
Steven A. Birch – pp. 116-139

Skye from Somerled to A.D. 1500
G.W.S. Barrow – pp. 140-154

“Chaidh a’ Chuibhle mun Cuairt” – Skye and the Land Agitation
John Norman MacLeod – pp. 155-166

Some Reflections on the Poetry of Skye
Aonghas MacNeacail – pp. 167-183

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