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THE

CELTIC MAGAZINE:

DEVOTED TO THE

LITERATURE, HISTORY, ANTIQUITIES,
FOLK LORE, TRADITIONS,

SOCIAL AND MATERIAL INTERESTS OF THE CELT
AT HOME AND ABROAD.

CONDUCTED BY
ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, F.S.A. SCOT.,

Author of" The History and Genealogies of the Clan Mackenzie"; "The History of the

Macdonalds and Lords of the Isles"; "The Prophecies of the Brahan Seer";

"The Historical Tales and Legends of the Highlands," &c.

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INVERNESS: A. & W. MACKENZIE, 2 Ness Bank.

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All Rights Reserved,

PRINTED AT THE ADVERTISER OFFICE, 11 BANK STREET, INVERNESS.

CONTENTS.

HUtory of the Macdonalda and Lords of the Isles. 1, 41, 81, 121, 184, 200, 249,

289, 329, 369, 417, and 4G7

The Late John Cameroa IMacPhee—V Memoir. By tho Editor ... ... 10

The Early Scenea of Flora Macdonald'a Lif.>, &o. By The Kev. Alex. Mac-

gregor, M.A. ...' ... 16, 68, 314, 349, and 442

Sir Kenneth S. Mackenzie of Gairlojh, Bart.— V Biographical Sketch. By

the Editor ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 26

Traditions of Strathglass. By Colin Chisholm. 35, 74, 110, 146, 180, 219, 265,

310,357, 410, and 452

Genealogical Notes and Queries—

The Crcrars and Young Maoian of Gle co ... ... ... ... 38

The Heir ot Ciloucou, GlennevU Camurons, Munro of Poyntzfiold, and

Alex. Mackenzie ... ... ... ... ... ... 120

Camerons of Glennevis ... ... ... ... ,„ ... 157

MacMinn or Macklemin ... ... ... ... ... ... 208

The Darroohs or Macgilleriachs; an they Maclonalds? ... ... 347

John Morrison of the Lewis. By Mad mi ... ... ... ... 51

B»an MacColl, "The Bard of Lechfyn,,"—.V Mcnvilr, By tin Editor ... 54 and 95

Notes on Caithueaa History—The Keiths and Gunus. By George Miller

Sutherland, F.S.A. Scot. ... ... ... ... ... 59 and 277

A New Collection of SoDgs—Clarsach ni Uoille -by Rev. A. Macl.an Sinclair,

Nova Scotia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 65

Tne Clan System. By Professor Blackie ... ... ... ... ... 79

Marvellous Escape of Lord Saltoun in 1815 ... ... ... ... 88

Blarleine, or the Bittle of the Sliirt■-. Bv Rev Mian Sinclair, M.A. ... 89

Tne Gaelic Society of Inverneis, ami the F>;di ration of Ciltic S >eieti<>s ... 11)3

Ewen Maclauoblan's Translation of the Iliad into Gaelic. By the Rev. A U.

Sutherland, B.D. ... ... ... ... ... ... 104

A Keltio Colony. By Gwilym Glan Mor ... ... ... ... ... 112

The Tragedy of Innes. By M. A. Rose ... ... ... ... 132

Extracta from Notea of a Tour in the North of Scotland—1838-39-by Evan

MacColl ... ... ... ... 139

The Past in the Present. By A. Mitchell, M.D., LL.D , F.K.S E. -II«vlew 150

Kinmylies; its Owners and Titles (1232—17S0). By Charles Fraaoi-MaokiR-

toab, M.P., F.S.A. Scot. ... ... ... .., ... 154anl231

Gaelio Society Annual Dinner—Full Report ... ... ... ... 158

The Dean of Lismore's Ossianic Poetry. By the Kev. A. C. Sutheiland, B.D. 169

Testimonial to Evan MacColl ... ... ... ... ... ... 189

The Adventures of DoDald Macleod. By M. A. Uose ... ... 190

Massacre of the Macdonalds in th'j Cave of Eigj ... ... ... ... 194

The Scot in New Franco—A Review. By Capt. Colin Mackenzie, F.S A. Soot. 19."i

Sketch of Explorations in Australia ... ... ... ... ... 202

The Editor on Regimental Tartans ... ... ... ... ... 200

Lrabhar Comunn nam Fior Ghaidhcal ... ... ... ... ... 208

Celtic Scotland—Land and People, by W. F. Skene, LL.D.—A Review ... 223

New Gaelic Society at Dunodin, New Zialand ... ... ... ... 230

A Thousand Years Ago, or th> Harris Princess. By Mad tin ... ... 235

A Collection of Gaelic Proverbs, by Alex. Nicolaon, M.A., LL.D.--A Kcvi<-.v 240

The Gaelic Union of Ireland ... ... ... ... ... ... 248

Tales and Adventures of a Botanist—

Rory of the Glen, and the Smuggler ... ... ... 258 and 301

Auldour ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 338 381, and 429

Scottish Titlea ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 264

Evictions in the Scoltifh Highlands ... ... ... ... ... 269

ihe Tartan and ttie Kilt—Feeling in Canada ... ... ... ... 274

Scotland in Early Christian Tim ■», by Joseph Anderson.—Review ... ... 281

James Sinclair, Fourtcmth Eul of Caithness— A Memoir. By G-orgc Miller

Sutherland, F.S.A. Scot ??1

A Loch»b:r Legend. By Mrs Mary Mnokellar ... ... ... ... o2i

'Ihe Celtic GarianU—A Review ... ... ... ... ... ... 3-.'i

Tae Highlaud Clearances ... ... .., ,,, ,,, ,., 3^0

Page.

The Macdonalds of Glengarry—A Correction ... ... ... ... 337

A Highland Legend. Bv Mrs Mary Mackellar ... ... ... ... 364

The Lite Dr Patrick Buchan—A Memoir. By the Editor ... ... 3t>6

Gregory's History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland, 1 p._j._ ,M

and Tales of tho Highlands by Sir Th ,a. Dick La nL-r, Bart. / "avlew« -TM»

Evictions and the Highland Crofter. By L ichlan Mac lonald of Skaebost ... 390

The Kintnil Privilege and the Late Seaforth ... ... ... ... 396

The Grants and the MaoGruthers—A Legend. By M\ V.Rose ... ... 397

Martiage of Mary J. MacColI, the Poet .. ... ... ... ... 398

The Eighteenth of June 1881—Tho Scots Greys and Gordon Highlanders. By

a Highland Officer ... ... ... ... ... ... 399

Gaelic Sociity Annual Assembly—Full Report ... ... ... ... 403

A Life Pursuit, by William Allan.—A Review ... ... ... ... 413

The Hon. Archibald Fraser of Lovat ... ... ... ... ... 428

The Macraes of Kintail Unkilted ... ... ... ... ... 437

The Gaelic Census of the Courtiesof Inverness Ross, and Suthetland. By

Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, M.P., F.S.A. Scot. ... ... ... 438

How Gi ant of Glenmoriston obtained Glen Due it ly—A Legei.d. By M. A. Rose 455

The Hon. Alex. Mackenzie, i-x-Premicr of Cuta-la at Inverness ... ... 456

The Rev. Alex. Stewart, F S. A. Scot.—A Sketch. Bv the Editor ... 457

Lagan a' Bhainne, or the Milky Dell.—A Legend. By M. A. Rose ... 461

A Gaelic Court ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 463

Evictions and the Crofters. By an ex-Factor—John Mackenzie, M.D. ... 464

The Fenian Skirmishing Fund and the Highlands ... ... ... 474

The Scotch Thistle ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 475

The Sculptured Stones of Ross and Cromarty. By C.iptain Colin Mackenzie,

F.S.A. Scot.—1 476

The Late Duncan Davidson of Tullooh. By the Editor ... ... ... 480

Tho Gaelic Kingdom in Scotland, by Charles Stewart—A Review ... ... 488

Christian Boss. ByE.S.M. ... ... ... ... ... ... 492

Improvement and Poinancnt Enlargement of the Celtic Magazine ... ... 489

POETRY.

A June Morning. Kay Livingston, Montreal ... ... ... ... 15

Mu Chla.lh Chill-a-Mhaili. Le. Mairi Nic Eallair ... ... 23, 66, 114, and 238

Autumn Sadness. ByW. A. Sim ... ... ... ... ... 179

Adieu ! Loved Friends of Athole Bank. By D. Macgregor Crerar ... ... 183

Colin Chisholm. By William Allan ... ... ... ... ... 216

Only n Fisherman's Daugl ter. By William Allan ... ... ... 276

Kvir'el—A Highland Tale of To-day. By William Allan ... ... ... 307

G "lie Hymn—Alex. Campbell, the G air loch Gaelic Bard ... ... ... 362

The Wee Burn. By William Allan ... ... ... ... ... 380

On Seeing a Lark's Nest on a Grave. By William Allan ... ... 460

CORRESPONDENCE.

Match-making among the Frasers.—B. Homer Dixon. Toronto ... ... 78

Principal Shaiip a Highlander—Rev. Alex. Macgregor, M. A. ... ... 203

Regimental Tartans—A Highland Officer ... ... ... ... 204

The Dean of Lismore's Ossianic Poetry—R=v. A. C. Sutherland, B D. ... 246

The Chisholms and the Frasers—Disputed Vassalage-C lin Chisholm ... 247

Were Hnvelock's Highlanders Cowards?- C»i>t. C. lin Mackenzie, F.S.A Scot. 270

The Tattm and the Kilt—John Macdonald, M ntrtal ... ... 274

Sottish Titles—W. Pink ... ... ... ... ... ... 320

A Canadian Highlander on Evictions—J. Macphtrson, Toront > ... ... 346

Gut lie Snriety Bursary—George J. Campbell ... ... ... ... 482

G tirlooh Churchyard—William Allan ... ... ... ... ... 483

An "Sgiathanach" Coir an Lunainn ... ... ... ... 484

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