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Object of the Month: December 2015

Christmas and New Year on Lismore Before the Reformation, celebration of the birth of Christ was an important part of the religious year in the Highlands and Islands.  Alexander Carmichael collected surviving Christmas traditions in the Outer Hebrides, including carols, visits by guisers and charitable giving (for example distribution of fish to the poor in […]

Object of the Month: November 2015

LISDD:2007.A1 Mary C Macgregor’s Diary for 1868 A small (132mm x 93mm) leather-bound Pocket book and diary for 1868, published by Caldwell brothers Edinburgh. Six days per double spread (Monday to Friday); Sundays together at the start. Introductory pages include a Kalendar for the year; lists of important events for each day; details of the […]

Object of the Month: September 2015

LISDD:2007.C   Lismore Agricultural Society Minute Book 1853-1867The Lismore Agricultural Society was founded in 1853, under the rules and regulations of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.  Its aims were to Improve the agricultural production of the island by promoting: Ploughing and spade labour Stock and dairy produce Cropping and cultivation Gentlemen of the area, […]

Object of the Month: August 2015

The Viking Gold On long term loan from Argyll & Bute Museums Found near Lochan Treshtil, Kilcheran, Lismore.  Awarded by the Treasure Trove Panel to Argyll & Bute Council in 2004. This Viking Age Link Plate, 2cm in length, in high-quality 22-carat gold with traces of copper and silver, formed part of an Arm Ring, […]

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Object of the Month: July 2015

Object of the Month, July 2015 Fragment of an 8th Century Cross On long-term loan, for security, from Lismore Parish Church These are fragments of a substantial stone that were later mortared into walls in the church graveyard. The upper fragment was found by Donald Black in the wall surrounding the ministers’ lair to the […]