The Library

Our initial collection of two hundred books was given to Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mòr in 1997 by David White, Frackersaig.  It was a most kind and generous gift and a far seeing one too. The Schoolhouse was our centre then and proved to be a suitable beginning for the burgeoning society.  In 2007 we moved to our present beautiful building at Port a Charron with a room specially designed to house the collection, now known, in honour of David, as ‘The David White Library’. 

Thanks to many donations of books by friends, David’s gift has now grown to six hundred books, four hundred in English and two hundred in Gaelic, most chosen for their relevance to Argyll and the Highlands and Islands, some for their Scottish content.  We have a good cross section of genres which will appeal to visiting researchers. These range from folklore and story telling, 18th/19th century travellers to Scotland, Gaelic place names, archaeology, history, crofting, the clans, the Clearances, the history of the Church and statistical accounts to Gaelic music and songs, poetry and prose. 

Books may be read and used for research in the library but may not be taken out.  We would really welcome more research students to this most excellent Library and very peaceful place.

                                                                         The Librarian

                              We also house the Argyll and Bute Council Lending Library for the Isle of Lismore.

 

We are developing a library of English and Gaelic literature including:

Books in English

Author Title Publisher Date
Published
Series
Lismore City Council A Century of Local Government, 1879-1979 Lismore City Council 1979
Burleigh, J.H.S. A Church History of Scotland O.U.P. 1960
Cruden, Alexander A Complete Concordance to the Old & New Testament Warne, Frederic & Co 1894
Browne, James A Critical Examination of Dr. MacCulloch’s Work on W.Isles Lizars, Daniel 1825
Mackinnon, Prof. Donald A Descriptive Catalogue of Gaelic Mss. In Scotland Browne, William 1912
Browne, James A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans Fullarton, A. & Co. Vol. 1
Browne, James A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans Fullarton, A. & Co. Vol .2
Browne, James A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans Fullarton, A. & Co. Vol. 3
Browne, James A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans Fullarton, A. & Co. Vol. 4
Johnson, Samuel A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland Chapman, R. 1774
MacKinley, James Murray Ancient Church Dedications in Scotland Douglas, David (Edinburgh) 1910
Lorimer, Rev. John G. An Historical Sketch of the Protestant Church of France Johnstone, John 1841
MacNair, Peter Argyllshire and Buteshire Cambridge at the U.P. 1914
MacLean, Donald, D.D. Aspects of Scottish Church History Clark, T. (Ed.) 1927
McLauchlan, Rev. Thomas Celtic Gleanings MacLachan & Stewart 1457
Livingstone, E.A. ( Ed. ) Concise Dictionary of the Christian Church Omega Books Ltd. 1988
Ross, R.J.& Hendry (Eds.) Critical Essays, Sorley MacLean Scottish Academic Press 1986
MacKillop, James Dictionary of Celtic Mythology O.U.P. 1998
Campbell, J. & Thomson, D. Edward Lluyd in the Scottish Highlands, 1699-1700 O.U.P. 1963
MacDougall, Rev. J. (Ed) Folk and Hero Tales Nutt, David 1891 Waifs&Strays, Vol.3
Gillies, William (Ed.) Gaelic and Scotland Edinburgh U.P. 1989
Withers, Charles W.J. Gaelic in Scotland 1698-1981 Donald, John Pubs. Ltd. 1984
Withers, Charles W.J. Gaelic Scotland Routledge 1988 Historical Geographic Series
Prebble, John Glencoe Penguin Books 1974
Campbell, Lord Archibald Highland Dress, Arms and Ornament Dawsons of Pall Mall 1969
Gordon, Seton Highways and Byways in the West Highlands MacMillan & Co. 1935
Brown, P. Hume History of Scotland, Vol. 1 Cambridge at the U.P. 1899 Cambridge Historical Series
Brown, P. Hume History of Scotland, Vol. 2 Cambridge at the U.P. 1902 Cambridge Historical Series
Brown, P. Hume History of Scotland, Vol.3 Cambridge at the U.P. 1909 Cambridge Historical Series
Duke, John A. History of the Church of Scotland to the Reformation Oliver & Boyd 1937
Mitchell, Dugald History of the Highlands and Gaelic Scotland Gardner, Alexander 1900
The Iona Club (Ed.) History of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland Stevenson, Thomas G. 1847
Stokes, George T. Ireland and the Celtic Church Hodder and Stoughton 1900
Dorian, Nancy C. Language Death Uni.of Pennsylvania Press 1981
Ryan, Maurice Lismore (Australia) Currawong Press 1979
Carmichael, Ian Lismore in Alba Leslie, D., Printer 1947
General Assembly Authority Manual of Practice & Procedure in the U.F. C. of Scotland U.F. C. of Scotland 1952
Gaskell, Phillip Morven Transformed
Stewart, Rev. Alexander Nether Lochaber Paterson,Wm. 1883
Keddie, William Oban to FortWilliam and Banavie by Glencoe MacLure and MacDonald 1874 Illustrated Guides, No.3
Burns, Rev.Thomas Old Scottish Communion Plate Clark, R.& R. 1892
Guest, Edwin Origines Celticae & Contributions to the History of Britain MacMillan & Co. 1883
Guest, Edwin Origines Celticae & Contributions to the History of Britain MacMillan & Co. 1883
Polson, Alexander Our Highland Folklore Heritage Souter, George 1926
MacVicar, Simmers M. Plants of Lismore (from Annals of Scot. Nat. History,1899) Douglas, David (Edinburgh) 1899 Annals of Scott. Nat. History
Cox, Rev. James T. Practice and Procedure in the Church of Scotland Blackwood, Wm. & Sons 1964
Quarterly Journal of Agriculture, Vol.5 Blackwood, Cadel &Curry 1829 Vol. 5
Wordsworth, Dorothy Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland, 1803 Douglas, David (Edinburgh) 1894
New Spalding Club Records of the Scots Colleges, Vol.1 (Latin) Aberdeen Uni.Press 1906
Commissioners Royal Reports from Commissioners on Religious Instruction Johnstone, W.& A.K. 1838 Vol.24
Insh, George Pratt ( Ed. ) School Life in Old Scotland E.I.S. 1925
Brown, Hume (Ed.) Scotland before 1700, from Contemporary Documents Douglas, David (Edinburgh) 1893
Mould, Pochin Scotland of the Saints Batsford, B.T. London 1952
Ritchie, Graham (Ed. ) Scottish Archaeological Forum, 1973, Vol. 5 Constable, T. 1974 1973, Vol. 5
Ferguson, Joan P.S. (Ed.) Scottish Family Histories National Library of Scotland 1986
Nicolaisen, W.F.H. Scottish Place-Names Batsford, B.T. London 1976
Sinclair, Sir John Statistical Account of Scotland, Vol.1 (1791) Creech, William 1791
H.M.S.O. That Land of Exiles, Scots in Australia 1988
Ritchie, Graham (Ed. ) The Archaeology of Argyll Edinburgh U.P. 1997
Breadalbane The Black Book of Taymouth Constable, T. 1455
Mitchell, Dugald (Ed.) The Book of Highland Verse Gardner, Alexander 1912
Dowden, John The Celtic Church in Scotland S.P.C.K. 1894
Wolfe, J.N. & Pickford, M The Church of Scotland-An Economic Survey 1980
Lockhart, William The Church of Scotland in the Thirteenth Century Blackwood, Wm. & Sons 1892
Story, Robert Herbert (Ed.) The Church of Scotland Past and Present Mackenzie, William
Collier, Adam The Crofting Problem Cambridge at the U.P. 1953 Social & Economic Studies,1
Durkacz, Victor Edward The Decline of the Celtic Languages Donald, John Pubs. Ltd.
Connell, Isaac The Farmers’ Legal Handbook Green, William & Sons 1894
Pattison, Thomas The Gaelic Bards Sinclair, Archibald 1866
Skene, William F. The Highlanders of Scotland Mackay, Aeneas 1902
Robertson, James The Highlanders of Scotland : Concise Historical Proofs Nimmo, William P. 1865
Cameron, Duncan The Highland Magazine, Vol.1, No.2 Cameron,Duncan (Oban) 1885
Cameron, Duncan The Highland Magazine, Vol.1, No 7 Cameron, Duncan (Oban) 1885
MacCulloch, John The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland Longman 1824 Vol. 1
MacCulloch, John The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland Longman 1824 Vol. 2
MacCulloch, John The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland Longman 1824 Vol. 3
MacCulloch, John The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland Longman 1824 Vol. 4
MacLean, L. The History of the Celtic Language Smith, Elder & Co. 1840
Watson, Prof. W.J. The History of the Celtic Place Names of Scotland Blackwood, William 1926
Spotswood, John The History of the Church of Scotland Flesher, J. 1655
Buchan, John & Smith, G.A. The Kirk in Scotland Hodder and Stoughton 1930
MacLean Magnus The Literature of the Celts Blackie & Son 1906 (1902)
MacLean Magnus The Literature of the Highlands Blackie & Son 1925 (1903)
Watson, Rev. William The Morals of the Scottish Clergy Gardner, Alexander 1933 The Morals etc.,Vol. 1
Gillies, H. Cameron The Place Names of Argyll Nutt, David 1906
Cooper, Derek The Road to the Isles, Travellers in the Hebrides, 1770-1914 Chambers 1979
The Scottish Ecclesiastical Journal, Vol. 7 R. Grant & Son 1457 Scottish Ecclesl. Journals
The Scottish Farmer and Farming World and Household 1 Jan 1956, No. 3301 Vol. LXIV 1956
Logan, James The Scottish Gael or Celtic Manners of the Highlands, Vol.1 Mackenzie, Hugh 1876
Logan, James The Scottish Gael or Celtic Manners of the Highlands, Vol.2 Mackenzie, Hugh 1876
Carmichael, Roderick The Scottish Highlander : Carmichaels of the Carolinas Compiler for Private Distribn. 1935
Ryan, Maurice The Story of a North Coast City, Lismore The Currawong Press 1979
Shedden, Hugh The Story of Lorn, its Isles and Oban Oban Times Ltd. 1938
Stewart George The Story of Scottish Education Pitman, Isaac 1927
Carmichael, Alexander The Sun Dances : Prayers and Blessings from the Gaelic Christian Comm. Press 1960
Black, Dr. George F.. The Surnames of Scotland Birlinn 1996
MacDonald, Colin M., (Ed.) The Third Statistical Account of Scotland, County of Argyll Collins 1961
Cheyne, A.C. The Transforming of the Kirk Saint Andrew Press 1983
Grimble, Ian The Trial of Patrick Sellar Routledge & Kegan Paul 1962
Grimble, Ian The Trial of Patrick Sellar The Saltire Society 1993
Grant, James Thoughts on the Origin and Descent of the Gael Walker and Greig 1814
Carmichael, Alexander Thou Harp of my Music Floris Books 1999
Stirton, John (Ed. ) Transactions of the Highland & Agriculture Soc.of Scotland Blackwood, Wm. & Sons 1913 5th Series, Vol.25
Stirton, John (Ed. ) Transactions of the Highland & Agriculture Soc.of Scotland Blackwood, Wm. & Sons 1940 5th Series, Vol.52
MacDonald, James (Ed.) Transactions of the Highland & Agriculture Society, Vol. XIX Blackwood, Wm. & Sons 1907
MacDonald,James (Ed.) Transactions of the Highland & Agriculture Society, Vol. XXI Blackwood, Wm. & Sons 1909
MacDonald, James (Ed.) Transactions of the Highland & Agriculture Society, Vol. XXII Blackwood, Wm. & Sons 1910
Stewart, Rev. Alexander Twixt Ben Nevis and Glencoe Paterson,Wm. 1885
Maclean, Rev. Donald Typographia Scoto-Gadelica Grant, John (Edinburgh) 1915
Campbell, Rev. John Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition Nutt, David 1895 Argyll Series,Vol.5
Wightman, Andy Who Owns Scotland Canongate Books 1996Book

Books in Gaelic

Author Editor Title Publisher Date
Published
Series
MacLennan, Malcolm   A Dictionary of the Gaelic Language Grant, John 1925  
Calder,George   A Gaelic Grammar MacLaren & Sons 1923  
Dieckhoff, Henry Cyril   A Pronouncing Dictionary of Scottish Gaelic Gairm 1992  
  Thomson, R.L. Adtimchiol An Chreidimh Oliver & Boyd 1962 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.7
Shaw, William Alston, R.C. An Analysis of the Gaelic Language (1778) The Scholar Press Ltd. 1972 English Linguistics,1400-1800
MacEachainn, Eoghan   An Cath Spioradail Morison, Perth 1835  
  Matheson, William An Clarsair Dall: The Blind Harper Clark, R.& R. 1970 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.12
MacBain, Alexander   An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language Mackay, Aeneas 1911  
MacKechnie, Donald   An Fear – Ciuil : Gaelic Poems, Songs & Translations Mackay, Aeneas    
    An Gaidheal, Vol.5 MacLachlan & Stewart 1876  
MacFadyen, John   An T -Eileanach : Original Gaelic Songs, Poems & Readings MacLaren, Alexander 1921  
  Black, Ronald I.M. An Tuil Polygon 1977  
  Thomson, R.L. Ardtimchiol An Chreidimh Oliver & Boyd 1962 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.7
Ross, Rev. Neil   Armageddon Albyn Press 1950  
An Comunn Gaidhealach   Baird A’Chomuinn An Comunn Gaidhealach 1953  
Watson,William J.   Bardachd Gaelic – Specimens of Gaelic Poetry, 1550-1900 An Comunn Gaidhealach 1932  
MacLeod, Iain   Bardachd Leodhais MacLaren, Alexander 1916  
  O Baoille, Colm Bardachd Shilis na Ceapaich Scottish Academic Press 1972 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol. 13
MacDougall, Dugald Gordon MacKenzie, Somerled Braiste Lathurna Davidson, K. & R. 1959  
Domnhnallach, Tormod   Call na h’Iolaire   1978  
MacLeod, Norman Clerk, Rev. A. Caraid nan Gaidheal MacLeod, Norman 1899  
  Finlay, Alec. Carmichael’s Book – A Homage to A.Carmichael Morning Star Pubs. 1997  
Carmichael, Alexander   Carmina Gadelica, Vol.1 Scottish Academic Press 1972  
Carmichael, Alexander   Carmina Gadelica, Vol.2 Scottish Academic Press 1972  
Carmichael, Alexander Watson, James C. Carmina Gadelica, Vol.3 Scottish Academic Press 1976  
Carmichael, Alexander Watson, James C. Carmina Gadelica, Vol.4 Scottish Academic Press 1978  
Carmichael, Alexander Matheson, Angus Carmina Gadelica, Vol.5 Scottish Academic Press 1987  
Carmichael, Alexander Matheson, Angus & Wm. Carmina Gadelica, Vol.6 Scottish Academic Press 1971  
  Greene, David Celtic Studies: Essays in memory of Angus Matheson Routledge & Kegan Paul 1968  
MacLeod, Neil   Clarsach an Doire : Gaelic Poems, Songs and Tales MacLeod, Norman 1902  
Robertson, Angus   Cnoc an Fhradhairc McLaren, Alexander 1940  
    Dana Oisein Mhic Fhinn Clodh Bhuailt le T. Stiuart 1818  
MacLeod, Rev. N. & Dewar, Rev. D.   Dictionary of the Gaelic Language NcPhun,W.R. & Sons 1866  
  Campbell, John Lorne Duain Gaidhealach mu Bhliadhna Thearlaich Grant, John 1933  
  O Baoill, Colm Eachan Bacach & other MacLean Poets Scot. Academic Press 1979 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.14
Stewart, Dr. Alexander   Elements of Gaelic Grammar Oliphant, Waugh and Innes 1812  
  Thomson, R.L. Foirm na N’Urrnuidhneadh Oliver& Boyd 1970 Scottish Gaelic Texts,Vol.11
MacLeod, Rev.N. & Dewar, Rev. D.   Gaelic & English Dictionary Grant, John 1901  
Nicholson, Alexander   Gaelic Proverbs Caledonia Press 1951  
MacDonald, T.D.   Gaelic Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings Mackay, Aeneas    
MacDonald, T.D.   Gaelic Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings Observer Press    
MacLeod, Mary Watson, J. Carmichael Gaelic Songs of Mary MacLeod Oliver & Boyd 1965 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.9
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 6 227, Bath St. 1958  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 7 227, Bath St. 1959  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 8 227, Bath St. 1960  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 9 227, Bath St. 1961  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 10 227, Bath St. 1962  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 11 227, Bath St. 1963  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 12 227, Bath St. 1964  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 13 227, Bath St. 1965  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 14 227, Bath St. 1966  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 15 227, Bath St. 1967  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 16 227, Bath St. 1968  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 18 227, Bath St. 1970  
    Gairm Magazine, Leabhar 19 227, Bath St. 1971  
  Ross, Neil Heroic Poetry from Book of the Dean of Lismore Oliver & Boyd 1939 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.3
McCheyne, R.M.   Iomradh air Beatha agus Ministreileachd Matheson,Duncan 1865  
  Campbell, John F. Leabhar na Feinne : Heroic Gaelic Ballads Spottiswoode & Co. 1872 Gaelic Texts, Vol.1
Moireach, Murchadh   Luach na Saorsa Gairm 1970  
MacKay, J.G. Watson, MacLean, Rose More West Highland Tales Oliver & Boyd 1940  
Morrison, Dan   Nis Aosmhor – The Photographs of Dan Morrison Acair 1997  
  MacAulay, Donald Nua Bhardachd Ghaidhlig : Modern Gaelic Poems Southside 1976  
Hay, George Campbell   O Na Ceithir Airdean Oliver & Boyd 1952  
  MacDonald, John Angus Orain Dhomhnaill Ailein Dh. Na Bainich C.E. nan Eilean mu Dheas 1999  
Ross,William Kennedy, Iain Orain Ghaelach Reid, John & Co. 1834  
Campbell, John   Poems Aberdeen Uni. Press 1484  
MacKellar, Mary   Poems and Songs MacLachlan & Stewart 1480  
Lamont, Donald Murchison, Thomas M. Prose Writings of Donald Lamont : 1874 – 1958 Oliver & Boyd 1960 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.6
Cameron, Rev. Dr .Alexander MacBain A. & Kennedy, J. Reliquae Celticae : Studies in Gaelic Literature, Vol.1 Northern Chronicle 1892  
Cameron, Rev. Dr .Alexander MacBain A. & Kennedy, J. Reliquae Celticae : Studies in Gaelic Literature, Vol.2 Northern Chronicle 1894  
  Mackenzie, Henry Report on the Poems of Ossian Edinburgh Uni. Press 1805 Highland Society Report
  MacLeod, A. Sar Orain An Comunn Gaidhealach 1933  
  MacKenzie, John Sar-Obair nam Bard Gaelach: The Beauties of Gaelic Poetry Grant, John 1907  
  Watson,W.J. Scottish Verse from the Book of the Dean of Lismore Oliver & Boyd 1937 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.1
  Smith, John Sean Dana le Oisean Elliott, Charles 1787  
Cook, Rev, A, Mackay, Rev. John Searmoin Ghaidhlig MacLabhruinn 1946  
Cook, Rev, A, Mackay, Rev. John Searmoin Ghaidhlig MacLabhruinn 1946  
MacFadyen, John   Sgeulaiche nan Caol Celtic Press, Glasgow 1902  
  MacMillan, Somerled Sporan Dhomhndill Oliver & Boyd 1968 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol
Martin, Donald John   Teagasg nan Cosamhlachdan Grant, John 1914  
Martin, Donald John   Teagasg nan Cosamhlachdan -(2) Grant, John 1914  
  McLauchlan, Rev. Thomas The Book of Common Order : John Knox’s Liturgy Edmonston & Douglas 1873  
MacGregor, Sir James McLauchlan, Rev. Thomas The Dean of Lismore’s Book Edmonston & Douglas 1862  
  Clerk, Rev. A. The Poems of Ossian, Vol.1 Blackwood, Wm.& Sons 1870  
  Clerk, Rev. A. The Poems of Ossian, Vol.2 Blackwood, Wm.& Sons 1870  
  Meek, Donald E. Tuath is Tighearna: Tenants and Landlords Scot. Academic Press 1995 Scottish Gaelic Texts, Vol.18
Moirasdean, Padraig   Ugam agus Bhuam Club Leabhar 1977  
Stewart, Alexander & Donald   Works of the Highland Bards Clodh Bhuailt le T. Stiuart 1804