facsimile edition of a rare work, first published 1910 ...
written by a gifted, Gaelic-speaking botanist whose career had
included a spell at Kew Gardens. In due course he returned to
his birthplace, Colonsay. As Head Gardener and Estate Manager
he found time to catalogue the native species of the island and
his work was to be the basis of all such studies for the next
80 years and more.
the course of his research, Murdoch McNeill collected other information
and records, as is reflected in the full title of his work: "COLONSAY,
One of the Hebrides. Its Plants: Their Local Names and Uses. Legends,
Ruins and Pace Names. Gaelic Names of Birds, Animals and Fishes.
Notes on Climate and Geology."
McNeill was particularly interested in preserving the Gaelic names
and traditional uses of the plants he found. His memorial stone,
erected by An Comun Gaidhealach, quotes a very appropriate text
from Ecclesiastes Ch. 3, Vs. 11 "Rinn e gach ni maiseach
'na am fein".
Please note: this is a faithful facsimile... it is not created by the vastly inferior OCR ("optical character recognition") technique.
Unless you are UK resident, please select the appropriate Postage Option for your region BEFORE you press the "Buy Now" button; overseas postage is by airmail; currency exchange is automatic.