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This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...

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Friday, 20 August 2010

Iain mac an Tailleir's Gaelic Placenames - The 5 files

Here are the 5 PDF files for all the Gaelic placenames collected by Iain mac an Tailleir:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/gaelic/pdfs/placenamesA-B.pdf
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/gaelic/pdfs/placenamesC-E.pdf
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/gaelic/pdfs/placenamesF-J.pdf
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/gaelic/pdfs/placenamesK-O.pdf
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/gaelic/pdfs/placenamesP-Z.pdf

And this is their page at Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (The Scottish Parliament) that contains several other useful links:
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/gaelic/vl-trans.htm#places

I hope that having all 5 files in one uncluttered place is of use to someone!

4 comments:

  1. Brilliant, Peter, many thanks

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  2. This is really helpful thank you!

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  3. Hi Peter! found them on the parliament site, they've moved them, now here: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/gd/visitandlearn/40900.aspx

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    1. Thanks Emma, always a risk with links! They are such a useful resource... :)

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