The Kildalton Cross on Islay, June 2004. All I know of my GGG Grandmother is that she was "Catherine McArthur Native of Kildalton."
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In order to qualify for this Project, you must have either a paper trail or an oral history of your direct maternal lineage if you have tested for mtDNA (your mother’s, mother’s, mother’s….. mtDNA) and/or your direct paternal lineage if you have tested for Y-DNA (your father’s, father’s father’s… Y-DNA), all the way back in a straight line to one of the Isles of the Hebrides. (click on the map linked below)
Anyone know anything about Mac's Bar. It has the name "John MacEachern" under the name. No one including MacEachern's still on Islay know anything about it.
This is a postcard from a painting by a light keeper at McArthur's Heas lighthouse showing the house. There is no road to the lighthouse but a walk. It can be seen on the ferry going from Kennacraig to Islay.
McArthur's Head Lighthouse on Isle of Islay. Thomas Douglas (my grandfather) was a light keeper here. My mother, Isabella Johnston Greig Douglas was born here. Thomas married Betsy McEachern of Conisby, Islay. Unfortunately Thomas drowned in 1919 when my mother was 9 months old. He went out in a boat with the other light keeper to buy fish from a fishing boat and the boat capsized. The other light keeper was rescued but my grandfather drowned. The house has been torn down because of squatters.
Kilchoman church and graveyard. This is what was referred to as the old Culdee graveyard at Kilchoman. Thanks John for your information on the meaning of "Culdee".