The Caves of Mid Argyll

The Caves of Mid Argyll

Author: Christopher Tolan-Smith

Publisher: Society Antiquaries Scotland

ISBN: 9780903903202

Category: Antiquities

Page: 184

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Christopher Tolan-Smith set out on a programme of fieldwork on caves and rockshelters in Mid Argyll to answer the question of why settlement on the west coast of Scotland appeared to happen later than in the islands.

Argyll

Argyll

Author: Ian Bradley

Publisher: Saint Andrew Press

ISBN: 9780861538386

Category: History

Page: 256

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Argyll is the beautiful, wild and inspirational home of Celtic Christianity. It is the spiritual heartland of Scotland and, some would say, of the whole United Kingdom. Until now, no-one has sought to uncover the reasons why the spiritual landscape of Argyll is so distinctively unique, rich and varied. Why is it characterised by a more gentle, liberal, mystical and liturgical Christian culture than the harsher Calvinist evangelism of the neighbouring Highlands and the Western Isles? Why has it produced such a disproportionately large amount of beautiful devotional material? This joyful book, with a cover image by popular artist JoLoMo, is impressionistic and accessible but always of the highest scholarly standards. It reveals the dominant themes and figures in Argyll’s spiritual landscape. Ian Bradley’s love of Argyll shines through as he takes both a geographical and biographical approach and looks at the interplay of landscape and Christian belief through such figures as Columba, Carswell, sundry Campbells, George Matheson, George MacLeod and others. Drawing on extensive original research and interviews with a wide variety of people, including many Church of Scotland ministers and lay people, this is an enthralling and fascinating read for all who are interested in Scottish history and identity, Celtic Christianity and Scotland’s spiritual heritage.

Argyll Curiosities

Argyll Curiosities

Author: Marian Pallister

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788850988

Category: History

Page: 192

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The great travellers of the 17th century - Martin, Penant, Johnson et al - used the word ‘curiosity’ to mean many different things. They labelled as ‘curiosities’ people, plants, legends, historical facts and geological certainties. Argyll Curiosities follows their example in a 21st century journey around Argyll and its islands. It is difficult to find an area of Argyll which is not curious in some way: archaeology, geography, geology and genealogy have all served to mark out this western fringe of Scotland as unique. Discarding those curiosities which it is all too easy to find on any journey through the county, Marian Pallister has looked extensively into places, people and events which are curiously layered, and has created a book that is overflowing with enchanting ‘curiosities’ and local histories.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Author: Trevor Royle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780572444

Category: History

Page: 240

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is one of the best-known regiments in the British Army. In a previous incarnation as the 93rd Highlanders, its soldiers were famed for being the 'thin red line' that repulsed the Russian heavy cavalry at the Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War. When the regiment was ordered to disband in 1968 as part of wide-ranging defence cuts, a popular 'Save the Argylls' campaign was successful in keeping the regiment in being. In 2006, it became the 5th battalion of the new Royal Regiment of Scotland. Formed by two earlier regiments, The Argylls have a stirring history of service to the British Crown. They served all over the empire, taking part in the Indian Mutiny and the Boer War, and fought in both World Wars. In the post-war period the Argylls captured the public imagination in 1967 when they reoccupied the Crater district of Aden following a period of riots. Recruiting mainly from the west of Scotland, the regiment has a unique character and throughout its history has retained a fierce regimental pride which is summed up by its motto: 'sans peur', meaning 'without fear'. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders puts its story into the context of British military history and makes use of personal testimony to reveal the life of the regiment.

PETER'S ARGYLL

PETER'S ARGYLL

Author: George A. Wilkinson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469104409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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My mother’s stories about her brother planted the seed that would take many years to actually bear fruit. Lance Corporal Lorne Andrew Marr was killed in action August 27, 1944 at Igoville, France while serving as a dispatch rider for the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada. His large extended family was devastated by the news, especially my mother. I could see the pain and loss in her eyes every time she would talk about him and she talked a lot. I grew up with a hunger to find out more about this never seen uncle. The family only talked of him in hushed tones and never in front of my grandmother. Lorne had been born prematurely in a time when very few of these children survived. It was explained to me that Grandma’s shear strength of will kept him alive, which needless to say forged a very special bond between the two. No one knew exactly how Lorne had met his fate. Stories had been told by returning soldiers after the war, but nothing concrete. In my young mind I couldn’t believe that we didn’t know and no one really seemed interested in finding out. I told myself I would someday get to the bottom of his story and maybe even write a book. Little did I know what a truly monumental task I was setting for myself! Not insurmountable as I would find out, but not easy either. In what seemed like the blink of an eye, I found myself in my fiftieth year and had accomplished exactly nothing in regards to this task accepted in my youth. I had made many attempts but seemed to be blocked at every turn. This all changed with a visit from a friend. Dave and I had worked together for quite a while and shared an interest in history. He was planning a trip to France and knowing of my interest in my uncle, asked if he could put flowers on Lorne’s grave for me when he was there. I jumped at the chance and told him I would get right back to him with the gravesite information. I knew I had it at home but couldn’t wait for that. I went onto a much-visited website called the Veteran’s Affairs Canada Virtual War Memorial and accessed the information. He was buried in the Calais Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference 2.B.9. I wrote it down for Dave and was going to sign off when I noticed that there was a place for pictures to be downloaded onto the site. I had always intended to do that but had not gotten around to it. I clicked on it and to my amazement there was a picture there. I knew immediately that it was not a family picture for I managed to accumulate most of those. There was my uncle smiling broadly in his battle-dress with his Glengarry rakishly tilted to one side pictured between two young men around 8 and 10 years of age. He had his arms around both of them with his ever-present pipe in his left hand. The older of the two boys was holding a cat. There was a caption below the picture: “Lorne Marr is seen with Peter Hunter holding their cat, and his brother in Uckfield in 1944 Under that it said, Caption was scanned with photograph. Photograph was found in the publication The Maple Leaf Army in Britain ISBN 0-9521297-7-9, 2002” A thousand questions came to mind. Who exactly were these two kids and how were they connected to my uncle? Who had posted the picture? It said that the picture came from a book. I immediately did a quick search on the Internet and found that the book had been published only in England and was written by a gentleman named Peter Longstaff-Tyrrell. I gave the information to Dave and shared the picture I had found. We both agreed it was a little strange and I would have to check into it a little more. My wife and I got together that night and talked to a friend of hers whose daughter was going to school at Oxford in England and she agreed to have her daughter purchase the book and send it to us. While we waited for the book to come, I pulled all of Lorne’s stuff out of storage. I had no idea that I had accumulated so much over the years. I brought myself up to date on much I had forgotten. I al

Argyll & Inner Hebrides Footprint Focus Guide

Argyll & Inner Hebrides Footprint Focus Guide

Author: Alan Murphy

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781909268210

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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Argyll truly has its own special beauty. From peaceful wooded glens to beautiful beaches; gorgeous little fishing ports to romantic castles, Argyll and the Inner Hebrides have all the ingredients of a classic Scottish holiday. Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this beautiful region of Scotland. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Argyll and the Inner Hebrides • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and seek adventure • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from sampling the finest whiskey to sea fishing. • Detailed maps for Argyll and the Inner Hebrides. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Includes Oban, Mull, Iona, Islay, Jura & Arran) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of Scotland’s most varied and stunning regions. The content of the Footprint Focus Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Includes Oban, Mull, Iona, Islay, Jura & Arran) guide has been extracted from the Scotland Highlands and Islands Footprint Handbook.

Panther in Argyll

Panther in Argyll

Author: Lisa Tuttle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781782068761

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 190

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Danni has discovered she has a secret talent: she doesn't just understand animals - she can become them too! A unique and inventive story by an award-winning writer. When Danni chooses to spend the school holidays with her godmother, Claire, she thinks she will find a kindred spirit. She doesn't bank on meeting the mysterious Finlay Black, or Claire being on the look-out for the Panther of Argyll, the legendary beast which supposedly roams the woods around her cottage. And she doesn't bank on discovering that she has the 'animal spirit'. This rare and unique ability not only gives Danni a special empathetic link with animals - but the ability to become them! But there is a price for letting the animal within loose. Panthers are wild, primal, strong . . . and most of all, they are free. So why would Danni remain human when all of this is within her grasp?

Argyll Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland (includes Loch Fyne, Mull, Bute, Arran, Islay and Jura, Staffa, Iona and Colonsay)

Argyll Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland (includes Loch Fyne, Mull, Bute, Arran, Islay and Jura, Staffa, Iona and Colonsay)

Author: Donald Reid

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409365747

Category: Travel

Page: 104

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The Rough Guide Snapshot Argyll is the ultimate travel guide to this picturesque part of Scotland. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from dramatic Duart Castle to eccentric Mount Stuart and the legendary island of Iona to the basalt cliffs of Staffa. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and bars, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around this beautiful region of Scotland, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands. Full coverage: Cowal, Isle of Bute, Inveraray, Oban and around, Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona, Coll and Tiree, Isle of Colonsay, Kilmartin Glen, Kintyre, Isle of Arran, Isle of Islay and the Isle of Jura. (Equivalent printed page extent 104 pages).