Guest book entries for 2002

Name: Helen Blackburn (safcok@btinternet.com)

Location: Rosewell, Midlothian

Date: 28 December 2002

Comments

Since moving to Scotland just over 8 years ago, I've been trying to visit as many islands as I can. I hadn't really thought about visiting Lismore, but since accidentally stumbling on your website, I am now really keen to do so. The website is excellent!! Well done to all involved, and hopefully I will make it to Lismore as soon as possible.


Name: Gordon Hunter (gordonhunter911@hotmail.com)

Location: Ferguslie

Date: 28 December 2002

Comments

I have really enjoyed your website, particularly Lesley's photographs, more please!! Well done


Name: A & G Williams

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

Date: 28 December 2002

Comments

Very enjoyable, nice to be in touch.


Name: mark douglas smithee (msmithee@san.rr.com)

Location: san diego,california,usa

Date: 24 December 2002

Comments

greetings, my 5g grandfather,duncan carmichael, was born on Lismore in 1730 , he came to the colonies' in the 1750's with his sons duncan jr. and archibald.duncan jr's daughter,sarah,married my 3g grandfather john smithee jr. i look hopefully forward to someday visiting Lismore and seeing my ancesters homeland. thank you all for a wonderful and informative site. yours, mark smithee


Name: Stephen McIntyre (congressnc7@aol.com)

Location: Lumberton, North Carolina, US

Date: 01 December 2002

Comments

I tried to sign the guestbook earlier, but I could not get my message to show up when I checked the guestbook. What a great website! I am a descendent of Dougald McIntyre and Christian Carmichael McIntyre. Dougald's son, who was also named Dougald married Lilly Campbell in 1820 in Lismore. Do you have a record of their marriage? Are any descendents of the aforementioned persons still living in Lismore? We hope to visit Lismore one day and visit our distant relatives.


Name: Paul Collins

Location: Lismore (Australia)

Date: 29 November 2002

Comments

Liked your website Lismore Australia is a wee bit larger than lismore the Isle.With a regional population of 100,000 people its quite a busling little city. I was in the local library killing a bit of time till the wife finishes bingo when I stumbled on your website.It looks quiet and peaceful,the Nort Coast of New South Wales had many such places when I was a child alas development has overtaken most of them. thankyou


Name: Vernon Wilson (cruden@openaccess.com.au)

Location: Perth, Australia

Date: 27 November 2002

Comments

I am so very pleased to find and read your website. My great-great grandparents were so inspired by your island (on their honeymoon whilst living in the Huntley district) that when they migrated to Australia in the early 1800's they named their home "Lismore" on the banks of the Richmond River in northern New South Wales. The house is no more but in its place is a city taking its name from the house and your island. That part of the river where they built has been named the Wilson River after them. I am hoping one day to visit the original Lismore, but for now I will enjoy your website.


Name: jodi (jodalee@hotmail.com)

Location: all about

Date: 26 November 2002

Comments

Just having a look and the place looks beautiful as ever. Nice to read about people and see the photos. It is a stunning area. Thinking of going East coast for the summer session next year, praying it has places just like Lismore.


Name: David & Ruth Whyte (david@naturebydesign.fsnet.co.uk)

Location: Lismore

Date: 26 November 2002

Comments

Hi Folks,
Most of you may already know, but if you haven't heard through the grapevine, Ruth gave birth to our first child, Hannah, on Sunday evening (24th November, 2002).
Hannah and Mum are doing very well, with Hannah weighing 4 pounds and 5 ounces. They are staying a while in Oban Hospital for the next few days as Hannah came into this world at great haste (less than 3 hours labaour for Mum), being two weeks early than originally planned.
Mum and Dad are ecstatic, delighted, and exhausted, but are so glad that Lismore is where Hannah will grow up.
I will keep you posted as much as I can
Take Care,
A very happy Dad


Name: Ian McLean (abacus1@blueyonder.co.uk)

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Date: 23 November 2002

Comments

Thank you to the creators of the Lismore Community Web site.
I would appreciate any information on "the first Parliament of Scotland" held on Lismore "within earshot of the falls of Laura (?)as mentioned in Ian Carmichael's book "Lismore in Alba". Thank you.
As I am Edinburgh based if there is anyone who wishes any leg work done in the The Scottish Record Office concerning Lismore as distinct from personal genealogy please get in touch.


Name: John (john3003raymond@hotmail.com)

Location: La Palma

Date: 22 November 2002

Comments

Hello to all, We are house hunting here but to date have not seen much of interest except an amazing system of caves being sold by an old friend of Erics! I think we are a bit too old to revert to cave life! Nice to see some more flower pics on the site( I think ) -- thanks Teenie. See you sometime, John.


Name: S Clark (sylvia.clark@tiscali.co.uk)

Location: oban

Date: 10 November 2002

Comments

What a wonderful web site! I really enjoy the news reports, especially with the photgtraphs!


Name: andrea kelly (steve@kelly424.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: berkshire england

Date: 09 November 2002

Comments

I spent my honeymoon on Lismore in 1971 at Achanduin. I have been back several times.Nice to see you have a web site which brings back lots of memories. would like to say hello to sister in law Cathy kelly hope all is well with you.


Name: Douglas Beattie (db002c4609@blueyonder.co.uk)

Location: newcastle upon tyne

Date: 08 November 2002

Comments

a well thought out site plenty of pictures, but would like to see more.can you camp on the island if so what rules are in use


Name: Wallace Robertson (dusable@escape.ca)

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Date: 07 November 2002

Comments

What a wonderful sight the church was with the bountiful harvest and decorations. The photographery was excellent. Also what a project the croft was..here again excellent pictures and this croft is a badge of honour not only to our ancestors but also to all the folk on Lismore who had a hand in its being. You folks have done yourselves proud..Congratulations from the Robertson household.


Name: R Austen (ghost681@hotmail.com)

Location: Surrey

Date: 06 November 2002

Comments

What a wonderful Isle you have out there, I would so like to visit you all one day, is there a certain "tounge" for Lismoreites. Is there any body on the Isle called Liz Moore. Just how big is the isle, are there any vancancies for a local policeman ?? What isthe local dish called ? and can we have more ??


Name: Jeff

Location: USA

Date: 02 November 2002

Comments

Hi,
Like your site design. I am a professional site designer myself, just finished the updates for a Legal Services site dealing in Official Government Apostille docs and things.
Looks like your have put some good work into the outlay, navigation is very important. Well done.
Jeff@Zenith Designs


Name: Jan Powell (jan.powell@tiscali.co.uk)

Location: Lincoln, England

Date: 28 October 2002

Comments

What a lovely web site. I had the pleasure of visiting Lismore a few weeks ago. Although the weather was awful the Island really was beutiful and the people very friendly. Even better when the weathers nice I bet.
The Photo Gallery reminds me of my time with you.
Hope to be back soon
Jan.


Name: Rev David F Ward (DWard39187@aol.com)

Location: 42 Struan Road, Perth. PH1 2JP

Date: 24 October 2002

Comments

Your website was of interest as a result of an enquiry from the Roman Catholic authorities of the City of Lismore NSW, Australia. In 1947, Lord Lyon granted their city an arms which incorporates a Bishop's mitre. They wanted to know why? I have already given them some info and will now refer them to your site. A question, however, from me personally - in the latter part of the 118th century and the early 19th century (before 1829) there was a seminary, i.e. a college for training Roman Catholic priests on the island - is there any trace or memory of this institution today? Greetings. D F Ward.


Name: MUGU JOE,LAGOS,NAIJA (MUGUJOE@GUY.COM)

Location: LAGOS,NAIJA.

Date: 24 October 2002

Comments

I LOVE THIS SITE.G MEN MAKE UNA COMMOT OOO!!!


Name: myra smith (QUOICH@aol.com)

Location: SCOTTISH BORDERS

Date: 20 October 2002

Comments

Website very informative. Rainfall statistics interesting. Surprised at the large variation from year to year. Could be more information re the geology. On the geological map, dykes are shown.The only accommodation mentioned is self catering. A whole cottage is not suitable for one person. I spent a few hours on the island on a recent holiday in Glencoe and would like to spend longer. Are there no B&B'S or hotels? A very good website!


Name: Elizabeth Jude (elizabeth.jude@talk21.com)

Location: County Durham, England

Date: 17 October 2002

Comments

My husband and I visit Lismore every year to walk, bird watch and enjoy the peace. I thoroughly enjoyed all the items on the website and will definitely be visiting you again. The photographs were particularly good. As I am a teacher, I am intending to study Lismore with my Key Stage 1 class after Christmas as part of work on island homes. I would be most interested in finding out if any teacher at the primary school would be interested in setting up some kind of e.mail link with me so that my class could ask questions about the island and we could perhaps tell the children a little about where we live. I teach 4 and 5 year olds, so the information would not need to be too complex! Thank you for setting up the site. It made me wish for the summer holidays even more!!


Name: john and pam (john3003raymond@hotmail.com)

Location: isla de la palma

Date: 15 October 2002

Comments

Lismore looks lovely, must re-visit sometime. La Palma is pretty good too, We have rented 2 small hooses to test the water so to speak. No time for more, the cafe is shutting -- will send some photos later, John.


Name: Jason Livingstone (jason_livingstone@hotmail.com)

Location: Yeovil, England

Date: 14 October 2002

Comments

It is very nice to see a community in action, especially as I feel an allegiance, as I am a Livingstone. Bless you all, and maybe one day I will come and visit where my ancestors once lived.


Name: Les Horn (leshorn@bushinternet.com)

Location: Onich Inverness-shire

Date: 09 October 2002

Comments

Even though I was over there working I found it most peaceful.


Name: Kevin Livingstone MacCorquodale (torquil5@hotmail.com)

Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Date: 09 October 2002

Comments

I really enjoyed your web site. I cannot wait to visit this beautiful isle. I am looking for Calum and Rena MacCorquodale or any of their daughters that used to live in Troon. I am the son of Robert McCorquodale who was first cousin to Calum. My grandfather was Capt'n Duncan L. MacCorquodale and his father was Capt'n John MacCorquodale. If anyone can help me contact my relatives it would be most appreciated. Thank you again for this wonderful site.


Name: Dave Taylor & Irene Buchanan (irenebuchanan@aol.com)

Location: Fife

Date: 04 October 2002

Comments

The island website goes from strength to strength. Having the photographs on it make such a difference - glad to see Archie enjoying his cup of tea at the village coffee morning!!


Name: Alasdair I Paterson (alasdair_i@msm.com)

Location: Portree.  Isle of Skye.

Date: 02 October 2002

Comments

Please give my regards to Stuart Ross,I work with him on the NLB ship Pharos, and also to Rita Carmichiel,who knew me as a little lad in the Oban Free Presbyterian Church. A good web site long may it continue.


Name: I A Glen (aglen@scotland-heritage.com)

Location: Lanarkshire

Date: 22 September 2002

Comments

A very impressive effort with a wealth of information. Well done. Hope that you will add material about the MacBrayne involvement over the years and the steam vessels which have plied to the isle.


Name: Anna McAlister (amcalister@largs.n-ayrshire.sch.uk)

Location: Largs

Date: 20 September 2002

Comments

Hello there,
A message for Denise. Nice to see your island. What an impressive web site. Louise sent me photos of the children in their uniforms - they're gorgeous.
Love
Anna (Greg McAlister's mum)


Name: Martin Clarke (martin@clarkehouse.fsnet.co.uk)

Location: Waltham Chase, near Winchester Hampshire

Date: 18 September 2002

Comments

Hi, I started looking at books on learning Scottish Gaelic and ended up looking at all things Scottish. How big is your island to have only 157 people? Here at Waltham Chase a rural/agricultural village there are approximatley 1,500 houses. It still has a village atmosphere. Is you island just one village or several? and do you speak scottish gaelic ? Best regards to everyone .. Martin


Name: W. Eric Carpenter (warren.e.carpenter@lmco.com)

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Date: 12 September 2002

Comments

Wonderful site .... now planning on visiting during our trip to Scotland next spring.
Anybody have a suggestion on where to stay?


Name: Lewis Stevens (levelinns@btinternet.com)

Location: Dunblane, Scotland

Date: 11 September 2002

Comments

I only learned about the wed-site today as the result of cycling the length of the island. It was interesting, particularly to see the photographs and check out the flora with what I had noticed today. I saw the broch on a previous visit and it is the most impressive I have seen after the one at Mousa


Name: Gordon Ross (gross@dircon.co.uk)

Location: Glasgow

Date: 06 September 2002

Comments

Lismore is on the web!!! I spent many childhood summers in the 50's there at my aunt Cissie McArthur's house. Happy memories.


Name: Joan Cornish (Joan@cornish.bbfree.co.uk)

Location: Lancaster , England

Date: 03 September 2002

Comments

We recently cycled around Lismore and enjoyed the peace and beauty of the place. We were staying in Oban Hostel and wished we had been able to stay on the island instead. We thought the cafe was wonderful and feel sure you will do well there. I think your web site is great and will keep visiting it during the winter months to remind me of our happy time there. Regards, Joan Cornish


Name: Margaret Mary Dowling (margar@xtra.co.nz)

Location: Auckland New Zealand

Date: 30 August 2002

Comments

I am unterested to view your website as I am going to visit one day to catch up with my sister who lives on Lismore. hello Pauline.


Name: Suzanne Dowling (suzannedowling@xtra.co.nz)

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Date: 28 August 2002

Comments

Great to have a look at this web page as it brought back happy memories of cycling all over Lismore with my sister Pauline and my brother-in-law the intrepid Stuart Ross. I had the most beautiful weather for the two weeks I was there, the best summer there had been for years according to the locals. This was in September 2000. I remember the beauty of the place and the summery smells as we cycled along each day with our picnic baskets. There were no car fumes, a rare thing for a cyclist to be free from. Recently my daughter and her husband visited and loved it too. I plan to return later this year but of course it will be winter, which doubless will have its own charms!


Name: Janet Young (janet_young@tinyworld.co.uk)

Location: Cumbria

Date: 26 August 2002

Comments

Visited Lismore last week and spent the day cycling round the island. Your site is great and has confirmed our desire to return one day and see more. Janet and Bob.


Name: Sjoukje Stienstra (stieniebabe@hotmail.com)

Location: holland

Date: 25 August 2002

Comments

Leuk om deze site over Lismore een te bekijken!!


Name: Kazimierz Szatkowski (kszat@supanet.com)

Location: Northamptonshire

Date: 22 August 2002

Comments

Visited Lismore very briefly for a couple of hours way back in 1986 whilst staying at Appin. Have enjoyed browsing your web site tonight. Self catering accomodation section has wet our appetites for a longer real-life visit sometime in the near future. Keep up the good work. Congratulations.


Name: Colin Macnab (colin.macnab@ntlworld.com)

Location: Southampton

Date: 22 August 2002

Comments

By any standards this is a very professional website and very easy to move around in. You guys must have a real web "anorak" among you! My family and I recently spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the lime kilns - this is a wonderland for young children and we had great difficulty draggng them away. We were most impressed with the kindness of your store keeper, who gave us a container for water, and with the range of goods stocked by the store.


Name: Clare Nobbs (tales@globalserve.net)

Location: Toronto, Canada

Date: 20 August 2002

Comments

Greetings. My brother, Tim Kennedy, was visiting Lismore recently with his family and sent me wonderful tales of their time there. I am a storyteller and love the smell the pictures on the website conjure up for me. The "Seals" photos make me think of the Selkies...
Thank you for your beautiful site, and for sharing the beauty of your home with the world.
Clare


Name: Helen Patterson (patterson_h@wrcplc.co.uk)

Location: Swindon - Wiltshire

Date: 16 August 2002

Comments

An excellent website, very informative and well put together. My husband Ian and I had a lovely if somewhat wet holiday on the island at the end of July. David and Teenie were very kind to us when we locked ourselves out of our cottage, giving us shelter on a very wet evening. Teenie I did enjoy our "blether" and the wine!!!
Callum and his lovely family in the cottage next door were very welcoming and we enjoyed chatting to them and learning about the island.
A vist to the Historical Society was very interesting, and we both enjoyed our coffe and biscuits!
Hope to come back soon
Helen & Ian Patterson


Name: Ross Sullivan (sullivan_ross@hotmail.com)

Location: Bearsden Glasgow

Date: 15 August 2002

Comments

I was one of the scouts from the 183rd glasgow who visited your island and stayed camped Mike Riches land (many thanks). I found your website very well done it is packed with information and is well layed out.
Ross Sullivan


Name: carolyn s. beyner (nowp@hotmail.com)

Location: Orlando, FL, USA

Date: 12 August 2002

Comments

I was searching for my ancestor's birthplace and entered: geneaology and Scotland and Gargunnock and this site was the only one the search engine located. Am I in the right place? I like your site either way. It was nice and homey and interesting. Could someone contact me and give me some pointers on searching for my ancestor, if it wouldn't be too much trouble? Thank you, Carolyn (Ferguson[Fargeson]-Wycoff)Beyner


Name: William Lissemore (lissemorefam@erols.com)

Location: New Jersey, USA

Date: 08 August 2002

Comments

Happened across your site while doing some research on my ancestry. Trying to determine if there is any relation between my surname and your island. Certainly strikes a chord with me as I am an avid waterman, wonder if its coincidence or genetics at play. Anyway, very nice web site and a beautiful island you have. If anyone knows anything about the relation of my name and your isle, please email me. Regards, Bill


Name: Rosemary Johnson (rosiej42@hotmail.com)

Location: Bristol

Date: 04 August 2002

Comments

A very helpful website, my Husband Nigel and I along with my Sister Ruth will be staying in Benderloch late September and hope to make the crossing to Lismore, we have seen it from a distance only on other trips to the area. We look forward to our trip to your Island and hopefully to meeting some of the community then.


Name: Mary Cooper (terry.mary@actrix.co.nz)

Location: Picton, New Zealand

Date: 04 August 2002

Comments

Grew up on Isle of Seil and was always hearing about Lismore from Granny & Seannair. Have had no trouble following Granny's line (with much help from Colin & James Black of Vancouver and Lochgilphead). However, would like to know more about the MacFarlane side of things. My great grandfather Archibald MacFarlane married Sarah MacIntyre ("whose family owned the lime kilns on Lismore"). Archibald rowed to Isle of Luing and settled there. Sarah died young and the family of 8 was brought up by the oldest daughter. My grandfather Coll was one of those children. He was ferryman between Seil and Luing for many years. He was a cousin of Colin Stewart the piermaster at Lismore.
Can anyone assist with this side of the family? Livingstones and Blacks are well known to me and were often spoken of. Sorry to say I have only seen Lismore from Gallenach, or the ferry or a rowboat! Never (yet) set foot on the land of my forefathers! (Been in NZ 32 years now).


Name: Calum Stark (Calum Stark@Hotmail.Com)

Location: Twechar

Date: 25 July 2002

Comments

A great and well planned website from a great Island, keep up the good work.


Name: iain brown (iainbomberbrown@msn.com)

Location: Hamilton,scotland

Date: 21 July 2002

Comments

I've just come back from a weeklong holiday in Port appin.We visited your island for the day and thought it was a wonderful place.Hopefully we will be back soon


Name: Steven Ritchie (steaphris@yahoo.co.uk)

Location: Dun Deagh

Date: 11 July 2002

Comments

'S e larach fior mhath a th'ann. 'S e a'chiad turas a chunnaic mi riamh dealbhan de Liosmor, agus 's e eilean breagha gu dearbh! An innse sibh dhomh cia mheud duine aig a bheil Gaidhlig air an eilean?
Le gach deagh dhurachd.


Name: Michael Owen (michael.owen10@btinternet.co.uk)

Location: Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire.

Date: 01 July 2002

Comments

Great site, good appetiser but not as good as actually being on Lismore! Spent 17th June cycling around the Island with a mate after having spent 3 years planning our visit! Weather was kind to us and the Island shone. No visit to the Island is complete without a visit to the Historical Society, 10/10 for putting a human scale and face to the landscape, 11/10 for the pot of Tea. I'll be back.


Name: Rob Livingston (rlivingston@innercite.com)

Location: Placerville, California

Date: 30 June 2002

Comments

Hi, your website looks better and more interesting everytime I look at it. I'm trying to find someone with a good digital photograph of the stained glass window depicting Moluag which is at Kilmoluag Church. I have one I scanned from a photo I took myself some years ago, but it is blurred and of poor quality. I've used it on my "Clan Livingstone" Website (http://www.innercite.com/~rlivingston/clan.shtm), but I'd like to do better! Also, When I visited Lismore, I was told by the Livingstones that there is a small white flower called, "Moluag's Flower". Does anyone have a photo of that and does anyone know the botanical name? I'd like to include it in my website as well. Keep up the good work, Rob


Name: Hamish and alice McColl (emily@lisburne.demon.co.uk)

Location: London

Date: 29 June 2002

Comments

We have enjoyed your excellent website. I recently visited the island and have been telling my brother about it. We are interested in finding out more about the McColl clan - is there any infomation you can give us as to where we might start? Please send a copy of your reply to phil.birch@blueyonder.co.uk (Alice)


Name: Arthur Redsell (arthur@redsell.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: Barrowford, NELSON. Lancs.

Date: 29 June 2002

Comments

A great little site very well designed and interesting to see. But I may be prejudised because I have visited the island to see my relations,David and Amy Ramsden. No doubt, when they have learned to use their new toy,I will hear from them via this modern method of communication, which will also allow you all to travel the world from your 'disadvantaged???' island. Don't get too involved with the world outside you. You must not allow your little haven of peace to be spoiled by contamination. Very Best Wishes to you All from, Doreen and Arthur Redsell.


Name: Donald Edward Carmichael (decarmike@carolina.rr.com)

Location: Gastonia, North Carolina USA

Date: 23 June 2002

Comments

I thoroughly enjoyed you beautiful web site. I would love to visit your beautiful area sometime. I got your web site address from a distant relative of mine. My connection to Lismore is that my ggggg-grandfather was Duncan Carmichael, Sr. who was reportedly born on the Isle of Lismore, Scotland about 1732. Parish records of Lismore, Argyll, Scotland record the marrage of Duncan Sr. to Sarah Ensley about 1751. They later immigrated to the US after 1753 with their son Duncan Jr. through Norfolk, Virginia and then to Halifax County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. Duncan Jr. later moved to Stokes County, North Carolina where he died July 3, 1834. His obiturary in a Salisbury, North Carolina newspaper stated that Duncan Jr. was buried in the Carmichael Family Cemetery located in Forsyth County near Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I have recently found the Carmichael cemetery which has only 4 marked graves and several unmarked graves. One of the identifiable marked graves in the Carmichael Cemetery is that of Mary (Polly)Westmoreland Carmichael, wife of Duncan Jr's. son, Barzilla Graves Carmichael.
I would love to have any additional information regarding Duncan Carmichael Sr. and his family on the Isle of Lismore. Please feel free to contact me via email at the address noted. Also I would be happy to answer any questions regarding the Carmichael information I have gathered to date.


Name: COLIN   DIFFER

Location: CUMBERNAULD

Date: 20 June 2002

Comments

HOPE USE HAVE LOTS OF FUN WITH YOUR COMPACTS.
COLIN.... DUNCAN


Name: Joy K. Glick (jglick@comlinkusa.net)

Location: Hays, KS USA

Date: 19 June 2002

Comments

I visit this Web Site quite often but this is just the second time that I have signed in. Fred and I visited Lismore for just two days in 1981 and I spent 5 days there in 1996. Our three daughters and I had planned to visit in 2000 but due to Fred's health, we had to cancel. We are very thankful that he is much better now. My great grandmother was Sarah Livingstone who married John Carmichael. They came to the U. S. in 1852. Sarah's father, Duncan, was a brother to Baron Coll Livingstone. Baron Alastair Livingstone gave me the Descendant Chart of Baron Duncan Livingstone, along with other helpful and interesting information. Several Carmichaels, along with a Livingstone cousin in California have helped me so that I now have the ancestors of my great grandfather, John, as follows: John Carmichael, b 1756, m , Mary Carmichael, b 1756; their son, Dugald, b 26 Oct, 1783, m Mary Carmichael about 1808. She was born 14 Oct, 1787, their son, John, b 09 Apr 1822 married Sarah Livingstone. I thank each of these people who have helped me but I still have a lot of gaps to fill in, both in Scotland and in the U. S.
I found out after I came home that I was a cousin to Reta Carmichael as well as several others. I feel sure that I have other cousins living on the island that I do not know about. If any cousins, or anyone else, who reads this has information about my ancestors that they are willing to share, I would appreciate it very much. I would like stories about their lives, what they did for a living, etc. as well as names, marriages, deaths, dates, etc. I know that Iain and Mervyn Carmichael receive medals for their valor in WWI, but I would like to know what were the brave acts that they did. I would also like to know if the Dugald Carmichael, b 1849, son of Neil and Mary Carmichael, who testified in the Napier Report for his Mother and the other crofters is a relative. I think that he could be since they lived in Park. I will be very appreciative of any help that you give me.
I would also like the E-Mail address and mailing address of the Historical Society. I want to become a member. I am proud that both my great grandfather and great grandmother were descended from people who lived on Lismore. It is such a beautiful place and the people there, as well as other people I have met who live in Scotland are very kind and helpful.
Best Regards to all. Joy


Name: irene buchanan & david taylor (plumber) (irenebuchanan@aol.com)

Location: Fife

Date: 16 June 2002

Comments

It's been a while since I visited the website but think that it has improved greatly. It has just made me pine to get back though, so here's hoping we will be across at some point this summer (I use the term 'summer' loosely thus far!!
Cheers to you all and keep up the good work.
Irene & David


Name: paul kelly (movieman111@hotmail.com)

Location: alabama usa

Date: 13 June 2002

Comments

great website, nice to be able to look back and see my home.from all the way over here in the states. say hello to my granny Cathy Kelly, hope everything else is going great, check back with you later. paul k.


Name: CLARE AND ANDREW LINGARD (CLARE@THEJOLLYLINGARDS.FREESERVE.CO.UK)

Location: BEDFORD, ENGLAND

Date: 09 June 2002

Comments

An informative website with a friendly style


Name: John Gregory Thomson (1thomson@concentric.net)

Location: East Palo Alto, California, USA

Date: 09 June 2002

Comments

Congratulations on your charming and very informative website! And no, I am not related to your former ferry captain. At least, not that I know. My Scottish ancestors came from Dumfries, or there about. I did visit Oban 30 years ago. Unfortunately, I didn't make it over to Lismore. What a loss! I send my best wishes to you all, and especially to the newlyweds, Mary and Peter, and my further congratulations to Ms. MacDougall on her recent graduation. Good surfing with your new PC's! From Silicon Valley, JGT


Name: karen (seraph_seductress@hotmail.com)

Location: taynuilt

Date: 05 June 2002

Comments

hello, i like your site its very informative, i'm researching for my duke of edinburgh award and your site was a great help. karen


Name: Patricia Wood (patwood_uk@yahoo.co.uk)

Location: West Kilbride

Date: 02 June 2002

Comments

Lismore is a beautiful island to which I have journeyed for more than 50years. I have watched children grow up on this island and raise their families and its still a wonderful place to visit. I have lots of happy memories and have made lots of friends. I wish you all the very best with your new Web Site and as I`m learning also maybe we can practice together.
Kind regards from Eddie and Fraser
All the best Pat.


Name: Paddy McNicol (padruigpost@yahoo.co.uk)

Location: Sabhal Mr Ostaig, Isle of Skye

Date: 29 May 2002

Comments

I'd just like to thank everyone at the Comann Eachdraidh for the great day we had on the island thursday 16th May. All the students from Sabhal Mr thoroughly enjoyed the day and I hope to be back with another group of students next year to let them see this beautiful island. I will be back in Appin for the next 4 months and I hope to make it over to Lismore as often as I can during that period.


Name: Agatha Castle  (aggiecastle@zoomtown.com)

Location: United States of America

Date: 25 May 2002

Comments

This is a beautiful island. I'm not sure if my connection to the Carmichael Clan ever lived on it or visited it, tho. My great-great grandfather was in the Queen's Navy and ended up in New Orleans. He worked his way northward and my great grandfather was born in a small town in Kentucky, Winchester. He came north and ended up a carpenter who built steamships, did woodworking in schools and churches in this area. I have visited many of them and some of my sons went to school in a building he did the hand wood working for.. Great-great grandfather's name was Peter and his son John E, Carmichael was my great grandfather. He married Lizetta Brandt and raised 5 daughters and 4 sons. My grandmother was his third oldest daughter.


Name: derek  ogden (fisherman@oggy35fsnet.co.uk)

Location: bolton  lancashire

Date: 25 May 2002

Comments

very nice web site lovely place to visit


Name: Robin Buchanan (robinswood@totalise.co.uk)

Location: Gloucester, England

Date: 23 May 2002

Comments

Excellent site! Makes me want to visit, not least because my Buchanan (?McChananich) ancestors may have come from Lismore pre-1800.


Name: Lauren Black (Graham@black600.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: Dunoon

Date: 15 May 2002

Comments

My grandpa lives in Lismore and so does his wife Margaret,so does Auntie Mary and Uncle Jimmy and dont forget that we cute dog Dinky.My God mother and Father live in Oban with my three 2nd cousins Jason,Cheryl and Lyndsay.My brother,Mum,Dad and I go up for about 2,3,4,or 5 days and they come down for one or two.Hopefully me and my brother are going up there for the first week in June because I love it.It is so clean and tidy.SO GOOBYE FOR NOW AND HOPE TO SPEAK TO YOU AGAIN SOON.


Name: Graham Black (Graham@black600.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: Dunoon

Date: 07 May 2002

Comments

My gran + seanair lived in Lismore for as long as I can remember.My dad and his wife (Margaret) still live there,as does my Uncle Jimmy + Auntie Mary, aiso my Uncle Archie still works his land there.I think the website is a fabulous idea.I will use it a lot.PS,Say hello to Mary Lindsey for me.


Name: Jeffrey Ferguson (seven@chos.co.uk)

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Date: 06 May 2002

Comments

Thinking about paying you all a visit on Lismore. I found the website very useful and I'm looking forward to staying a few days on the island. See you sometime in late Spring 2002.


Name: Len and Vicki Baldwin (ljd.baldwin@ntlworld.com)

Location: Scunthorpe

Date: 05 May 2002

Comments

Great to see pictures reminding us of a wonderful holiday in August 2000.


Name: Rosie

Location: Devon

Date: 30 April 2002

Comments

Dugald and I enjoyed our stay on lismore with cathy on her lovley farm. It was lovley to see Donald, Romma and family again after all this time. We also visited Donnie and anne who were in good form. The whisky was enjoyed by all, especially me.
Thank you for being a special host.
See you later aligator
love Rosie and Dugald


Name: laurafayfenn (laurafayfenn@hotmail.com)

Location: basingstoke

Date: 30 April 2002

Comments

Hi everyone, this is Laura thought id email you all as im missing you loads. i was looking through different sites and remembered yours so i thought id have alook, well the sites great theres loads to look at and loads of info it reminded me of what i love most about lismore the beauty and peace and quiet. I cant wait to see you all so il see you soon laura xxx


Name: Iain Seathach (j.w.shaw@talk21.com)

Location: Dun Eideann

Date: 22 April 2002

Comments

Nach math a rinn sibh!


Name: Gary Ingle (garyi@quidnunc.net)

Location: Seattle, USA

Date: 17 April 2002

Comments

A Dhomhaill, Mhairead, 's chairdean eile,
Thachair mi ris an suidheachadh seo an diugh fhein; roimh seo cha robh fhios agam gun robh e ann. Is math leum fhaicinn gu bheil proiseacht Comunn na h-Eachdraidhe cho adhartach! 'B fhior mhath leum tighinn a-rithist anns an Eilean agus sibhse a choinneachadh uair eile. Gu mi-fhortanach chan urrainn dhomh taigh a fhagail an lath an diugh -- tha tinneas builg orm fad bliadhna, chaidh mi fo sgian an Lunasdal seo chaidh agus chan eil mi air fheadhas fhathast idir. 'S docha gum b'urrainn dhomh siubhal a-rithist an ath-bhliadhna. Chan eil e furasda eadar tinneas agus dith airgid, ach bi mi air ais uaireagan gu cinnteach.
le durachdan blatha Gary a Seattle


Name: Duncan Carmichael (dkcarmichael@supanet.com)

Location: Inverness

Date: 13 April 2002

Comments

Delighted to see a web site up and running.
I am the 4th or 5th generation removed from Lismore and interested in finding out more about my origins. I am from a long line of Duncan Carmichael's, with a Hugh thrown in, that settled in Sanna and Kilchoan, Ardnamurachan.
I think my family may have come from Port Ramsay, but as yet I have no firm evidence to substantiate that claim.
I also have Livingstones, MacColls, and Blacks associated with my family.
I am aware of a debate that states the Carmichael's were originally from the Lanarkshire area of the same name and settled in Lismore.
However l tend to believe the name was derived from the translation of a gaelic form to that of a readily available english sound alike?
What do you think?
Does the island have anyone who could cast light on the origins of the name?
I notice you have used a different spelling of the surname, is this an alternative spelling?
I look forward to your reply and thank you for your time.
Keep up the good work.
Duncan Carmichael


Name: June and Dave (davegaston@excite.com)

Location: Tyneside

Date: 13 April 2002

Comments

Dear Friends, Just to say that our recent experience on the wonderful and peaceful isle of Lismore was what we needed for survival in an increasingly violent and crazy world. Having visited most islands off the west coast we wonder how we ever missed Lismore it has a beauty all of its own matched only by the warmth and kindness of the islanders. We want to return a.s.a.p. kind regards to Jessie, Anna, Jeanette Stewart the photos will be there soon!! Happy Days, Dave and June.


Name: Mark Carmichael (kidcarm@hotmail.com)

Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada

Date: 08 April 2002

Comments

Fabulous site! It is great to see pictures of the place that my ancestors once fished or farmed from over 350 years ago. I am a decendant of Donald Carmichael or Lismore. While I do not have the exact date of birth, I know he was from the island and guess that he would have been born around 1647. Doing my reseach via the internet, I learned that Donald Carmichael married a Black and after 325 years of relentless copulation I was spit out.
I am interrested in any background history from the isle of Lismore detailing life on the island in the 17th century. Based on personal research on islanders from this age, I would appreciate it if those details can be forwarded to me. Information on Carmichael's in particular would be great, however details on life in 1647 on the Isle of Lismore or earlier is what I am trying assemble.
This site is a great tool where people whose ancesters used to fish, farm, fight and drink together can share their stories, their family histories and learn more about the place where it all began.
Thanks again for a great site, Mark


Name: Sam Livingstone (Sam_livingstone@hotmail.com)

Location: Yeovil, Somerset

Date: 30 March 2002

Comments

Really great site and its nice to know our family name has some true and interesting history.


Name: RomaNelson (nelsonroma@hotmail.com)

Location: Edmonton Alberta, CANADA

Date: 30 March 2002

Comments

Hello Again,
I just wanted to let you know I visit your websit at least once a week. I'ts a joy and a pleasure to have such easy access to home. Each time I log on I learn something more about Lismore. Thank you for the dedication and hard work. Hello Aunt Roma and Uncle Donald, please drop ,e a wee note and I'll get back to you if you have e-mail. It would be lovely to catch up on your news.
Thank you again, Roma Nelson


Name: Colin Young (colinyoung1@tinyworld.co.uk)

Location: England

Date: 29 March 2002

Comments

I am descended from Mackenzies of Ballachuillish who apparently ran the ferry service there, certainly into the 1950's as one of them was on the ferry the day the King of Tonga visited (must have been 1953 as he was over for the coronation).
In particular, my gt gt gt grandmother was an ELizabeth Mackenzie from Appin, born around 1812. She had a brother Peter. If anyone can help me with information on this family (gravestone or, parish records etc), I would appreciate it. They can email me at this address.
Great web site by the way.
Many thanks.


Name: Peter and Dianne Fritsch (Scottiefritsch@web.de)

Location: Recklinghausen/Germany

Date: 24 March 2002

Comments

Your Homepage from Lismore is very interesting. As my wife Dianne and I are coming over in September to Appin, we will make sure to come over to Lismore and we are looking forward to explore your Island.We hope to see it the way you had it on your photos. Till then Dianne and Peter


Name: Peter  and Dianne Fritsch (Scottiefritsch@web.de)

Location: Recklinghausen/Germany

Date: 24 March 2002

Comments

Your Homepage is very interesting, and the information about Lismore is very good. In September my wife Dianne and I are making holidays in Appin, and we planed a trip to your Island. Now we've seen the very superb pictures from Lismore and around it,we are full of excitement,and cant wait to come. Peter and Dianne


Name: June Carmichael Gold (junegold21@aol.com)

Location: Essex England

Date: 18 March 2002

Comments

Hullo again! I have now found out that my ancesters were Hugh and Dorothy Carmichael and their sons Dugald b 1857, Coll b 1863 , and Malcolm b 1866(my grandfather)of Portramsey Crofters House (Census 1881 ) Are there any relatives or descendants of this family still on the Island now? If so would you please please get in touch?


Name: Marcia Carmichael Bradbury (MarciaBradbury@msn.com)

Location: Chesterfield, Virginia, USA

Date: 13 March 2002

Comments

You have a very informative site and you have done extensive research. Excellent work. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge. I am a Carmichael descendant whose ancestors were residents of Lismore in the middle 1700's. Keep up the great work!


Name: Bill McDonald (bill@strathdeveron.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: Forfar

Date: 11 March 2002

Comments

What a wonderful web site. Pat and I can now look at the photos of the events and see the views we have come to know and love.
Look forward to the next ceilidh.
Bill McDonald


Name: Bill McDonald (bill@strathdeveron. freeserve.co.uk)

Location: Forfar

Date: 11 March 2002

Comments

What a wonderful web site. So informative and well presented.I can now study all the places Pat and I have got to know in our all to few visits. And the views from Baligrundle are magnificent.
See you at the next ceilidh hopefully.


Name: Arthur and Valerie McArdle (LAMcardle@aol.com)

Location: Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

Date: 11 March 2002

Comments

Hello again and oops! I meant to say we walked on Lismore last Monday, not Appin!
Regards
Arthur and Valerie McArdle


Name: Arthur and Valerie McArdle (LAMcardle@aol.com)

Location: Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

Date: 11 March 2002

Comments

Hi, We've just spent several days last week at the Pierhouse at Port Appin and walked all day on Appin last Monday (4 March). Although it rained at times and was very windy we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The island of Lismore is beautiful even in the rain and we hope to come back one day before too long. Everyone was so friendly - whilst we were walking, several people stopped and offered us a lift.
Many thanks
Arthur and Valerie McArdle


Name: Magnus Currie (magnuscurrie@hotmail.com)

Location: Taynuilt

Date: 09 March 2002

Comments

Very useful-i am doing an investigation about the two castles for Duke of Edinburgh Award


Name: Dan R. Carmichael (kimen@vbe.com)

Location: Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Date: 09 March 2002

Comments

We enjoyed looking at the website! My grandfather(Hugh Carmichael) was born on Lismore in 1836. He left for America when he was about 14. One of his brothers stayed on Lismore, we think. We hope we'll get to visit some day. Your list of accomodations will be a big help at that time. Thank you.
Gail Carmichael Kimen and Dan Carmichael (my father born in 1907)


Name: Thomas McColl (thomasmccoll@sierramaestra.co.uk)

Location: Glasgow

Date: 04 March 2002

Comments

Excellent site, especially the historic pages. My great-grandfather was John Livingstone McColl, born in 1844 at Tirlaggan - he moved to Glasgow but had 9 siblings so maybe I have a cousin or two still on Lismore. Will be visiting soon.
Regards, Thomas McColl.


Name: scott ramsay

Location: oban high school

Date: 04 March 2002

Comments

i think this is a great way to attract visitors to the island


Name: Dan Carmichael, Jr. (darcee@portup.com)

Location: Ironwood, Michigan USA

Date: 02 March 2002

Comments

My great, great grandparents migrated from Lismore Isle to Livingstone County, New York in 1851. Within a few years they moved to Canada. Their names were Dugald Carmichael 1800-1899 and Sarah Keith Carmichael 1799-1899. Both died in Blenheim, Ontario. They had 11 children. One died in childhood. All the others except for one son, a tailor, came with them to N. America. Among the children was my great-grand father Hugh. Born on Lismore in 1836 and died in Iowa in 1925. My father Dan Carmichael, his grandson lived with him as a child and teenager. My father is now 94 and still tells tales about Lismore told to him by his grandfather. We still own one of the Iowa farms that Hugh owned. The one we have he called his home place. He farmed there for forty years. He raised Aberdeen Angus cattle. My great-grandfather married Margaret Mc Coll in Le Roy, New York in 1861. She was the daughter of Douglas and Margaret Buchanan Mc Coll. One of her young Margarets brother moved to a farm adjoining Hugh's in Iowa. They had two children a boy and a girl. The girl's name was Ina Mc Coll. We do not no what happened to these children. They did not fare well. My mother, Betty Erwin Carmichael, Was the Daughter of Susie Mc Lean who was descended from the Mc Leans of Duart. My daughter Betty Carmichael visited Lismore recently. I hope to visit Lismore in the near future.


Name: Roma Nelson (nelsonroma@hotmail.com)

Location: Edmonton,Alberta, CANADA

Date: 25 February 2002

Comments

This was like a journey home to me. Roma and Donald Black are my aunt and uncle, and my cousin Lesley Hamilton took many of your pictures. It's almost 4 years since I've been home to Scotland, and in Lismore. This was such a special wee journey for me today, and I'm sure I'll be visiting very often, as will many of my friends. Thank you for doing this for those of us who live so far, far away from HOME. Roma Nelson


Name: Bea Carmichael (Emtbabe68@aol.com)

Location: Albany ,NewYork

Date: 25 February 2002

Comments

Found this to be very interesting. I am looking to find my heritage, and pass it on to my children. It is he only thing we have left. Both my parents are deceased.


Name: Thomas McIntyre (oatkamac@lvcm.com)

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Date: 24 February 2002

Comments

Several of my McIntyre ancestors came from Lismore. I have been researching my family for a few years now. You have a great web site and some very beautifull pictures of your wonderfull island. I hope to visit some day! !


Name: Sam Carmichael (SamCarm@aol.com)

Location: Gainesville, FL

Date: 23 February 2002

Comments

A wonderful reminder of a beautiful place. We visited there a few years ago, and loved the wonderful, friendly people..especially the Carmichaels. My ancestor is Daniel Carmichael, who later came to America.


Name: Patrick Hutchinson (opeinndg@aol.com)

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date: 23 February 2002

Comments

Slainte to one & all! I've never lived permanently on Lios Mr, but spent a lot of time there (at Achuaran) over the years, going back to the pre-electric days. Seeing as I've lived in a whole bunch of other places (including Duror in the '60s), Lismore has been a common thread, and seems as much like home as anywhere on earth. If you have to live in a city, Montreal is a pretty good one, and if any islanders ever find themselves in this part of the world they'll find a welcome. I seem to have helped to introduce "Fagaill Lios Mr" (forgive the approximate spelling, I don't have the Gaelic myself) to traditional music circles here, though they play the air in Cape Breton as well. All the best, Patrick


Name: Gail Carmichael Kimen (kimen@vbe.com)

Location: Key Biscayne, FL  USA

Date: 21 February 2002

Comments

My brother, Dan Carmichael, told me your web site. He and I are planning to visit Lismore for the first time in 2003, as it is the birth place of our great grandfather, Hugh Carmichael,who emigrated to Canada and eventually the USA about 1860. We have heard stories of your beautiful island for years, and will be excited to explore it in person, after exploring it first on your website! Thank you for providing such wonderful information. Gail


Name: Raymond and Elizabeth (Fell) Hutchinson (coillteach@rougenet.qc.ca)

Location: Laurentian Mountains au Quebec, Canada

Date: 21 February 2002

Comments

Super Lismore Site ! Beannachd Leibh ! Le paix de Dieu soit avec vous tous !
Ray+ and Elizabeth (Older sister of Henry Fell of Achuaran House, and daughter of Roland Arthur Lonsdale Fell+ and Flora (Ker) Fell.
Now retired - as is Ealasaid - and living on the shore of Lac MacDonald in the primeval forest of the Laurentian Shield (some of the oldest mountains in the world !) - and with an extended clan of moose, white-tailed deer, puma, black bear, osprey, golden eagle - and many more.
Nous sommes une famille !


Name: Ricky Livingston (cangrejo51@aol.com)

Location: Gretna, Louisiana

Date: 20 February 2002

Comments

I really enjoyed your site! I plan a trip to Scotland this summer and I look forward to visiting your beautiful island and meeting some of my kin.


Name: Heather McMillan (hmcmillan@glenmorangieplc.co.uk)

Location: Blackburn West Lothian

Date: 20 February 2002

Comments

Hi to everyone in Lismore especially the Stewart family from Balnagowan. I've spent many a happy holiday with my family on Lismore. I know my dad Bob Ramsay had his last holiday there and I know he really enjoyed himself. Thanks to Skinny and family for my beautiful 2 yr old Border Collie Bonnie - she's doing so well and really is my best friend. Love to everyone on the island and I hope to make it up there again one day.
Heather McMillan


Name: Jamie Hunt (03ajh@williams.edu)

Location: Ketchum, ID USA

Date: 19 February 2002

Comments

I had a great time staying with the Stewarts and exploring the island. Thanks so much for the great hospitality. Sincerely, Jamie


Name: Joann Annis (joan51532@aol.com)

Location: Smithville, Texas

Date: 18 February 2002

Comments

I think your site is wonderful. My grandfather John Archie, son of James Johnston Archie and Mary McColl was born on Lismore October 14, 1861. I am so proud of my Scottish heritage and history and would like to have a small part in your building project. I can send $5.00 a month to you, but I need an address. Is it permissable to send cash or what do you prefer. Your web site makes me feel as though I were there in Lismore - I love it. I feel as though I know you. My daughter Melissa is planning to visit Scotland in a year and we are very excited about that. My address is 500 Leah Lane, Smithville, Texas 78957 USA


Name: Iain McDonald McColl (jmccoll@bclnz.co.nz)

Location: Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Date: 13 February 2002

Comments

I have really enjoyed browsing your web site - especially the photographs which show just how beautiful the island is. I would also like to thank you for sending me a copy of the Winter Newsletter and for extending such a warm welcome and full hositality to my parents, John and Margaret McColl. They have fond memories of their visit last year and also of the visit they made some years earlier. As for me, it is wonderful to be able to find out so much well presented information about the island where I understand several generations of the McColl family came from. Many thanks to those who have laboured long and fruitfully to make this information available to all. My son Alastair and I play the bagpipes and we would be very interested to learn about pipers from Lismore, past or present, and of any tunes that may have been associated with them or the island itself. I am also a committee member of the Wellington Gaelic Club and I extend you their warmest greetings.
Thanks again and all the best.
Iain


Name: Karin Mills ne Mc Coll (terry@millsestate.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: Sudbury, Suffolk

Date: 12 February 2002

Comments

My brothers Mervyn & Christopher Mc Coll, my husband and myself stay at Kenmore, Perthshire every October, wished to visit Lismore last year but ran out of time. This year hoping to spend night at accommodaion by small ferry and visit Lismore. Enjoyed looking at the site, will visit again and look forward to coming back to scotland. Brother researching roots, thought maybe Lismore? Have limited family history, but John Robert keeps coming up. Will get there in the end. Thanks again. Kind Regards to Website Manager.


Name: Douglas Black (dblack@fsai.ie)

Location: Dublin

Date: 11 February 2002

Comments

I am researchiong into my fathers roots (Duncan McDonald Black), he was always telling us that his grandfather came from Lisemore to Glasgow. I visited the Island just over a year ago hoping to dicover more. Unfortunitly time was against us. Will be returning again to investigate further. Please feel free to email the above address,
regards
Douglas


Name: Sue Noonan (dnoonan@snowy.net.au)

Location: Snowy Mountains Australia

Date: 11 February 2002

Comments

The most interesting island site I have visited. I can't wait until we head over for a wonderful holiday. Your Web site is informative and comprehensive. The photographs are beautiful, the flora and fauna articles were excellent.


Name: Ewen and Judith Gardner and family (ewengardner@beeb.net)

Location: Killearn,Stirlingshire

Date: 08 February 2002

Comments

After many years of visiting Lismore we would like to buy a cottage needing renovation and some land .It need not be mains connected or even have road access-we would consider anything!We can be contacted on 01360 550140. We really enjoy the web site especially the photos!


Name: Heather Urquhart (hurquhart@cumbernauld.ac.uk)

Location: Glasgow

Date: 07 February 2002

Comments

Hi everyone,
Just to say how delighted we all are that Eilidh and Emmet have had a lovely baby boy, Seamus - I'm now taking bets on how long it will take Emmet to post a photo of him on this site - the wedding one was supposed to be on at the end of April last year!!
Cheers
Heather


Name: Anthony E Hawkins (aehawkins@beeb.net)

Location: Glen Creran

Date: 06 February 2002

Comments

I like it, My old fashioned computer was able to handle it without much waiting. very good indeed to my amateur eye!!


Name: Alan Carmichel Kay (kay@glsgrp.com)

Location: Toronto, Canada

Date: 05 February 2002

Comments

For many years, my family understood our heritage was from Islay our grandfather, Duncan Carmichael left Port Wemyss, Islay for Toronto, Canada about 1910. His mother was a McMillan. We had built an image of family heritage around Islay. Yet, when we went to Islay, few knew of the family name. Then one day my mother casually mentioned that one of his parents was from Lismore. So Lismore will be next the next stop on our family heritage trail. Alan Carmichael Kay.


Name: Allan Livingstone (allan.livingstone1@btopenworld.com)

Location: Fort William

Date: 02 February 2002

Comments

ENJOYED THE WEBSITE,MY LATE FATHER ALEXANDER ANGUS LIVINGSTONE WAS BORN IN STORNOWAY (1919-1985)AND HE MOVED TO PLOCKTON WHERE MY GRANDFATHER TRANSFERRED FROM STORNOWAY. MY GRANDATHER WAS MACBRAYNES MANAGER AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY,I PLAN TO COME OVER TO LISMORE WITH MY SECOND COUSIN MURDO LIVINGSTONE FROM STORNOWAY IN AUGUST 2002.


Name: Kathryn Knowles (kathryn@gateyroo,com)

Location: Eagle River, AK

Date: 31 January 2002

Comments

Hello! I've had a wonderful time looking at your website. My cousin and I are planning a trip in March to Glasgow and we would like to take a side trip to Lismore because our great-great grandmother grew up on the island. We are interested in knowing how to get from Glasgow to Port Appin, any help would be appreciated. Thank you bery much, Kathryn and Martha


Name: Nigel Scott Stewart (a2z.drivingschool@btopenworld.com)

Location: Middlesbrough

Date: 29 January 2002

Comments

Very impressed with your site. My Grandfather Robert Stewart was born on Lismore over 100 years ago and was a shepherd boy until he left at the age of 8 ish. Was fascinated to find out that your historical society can help to track down family history. Will find out his DOB etc. and be in touch. Hopefully may get to visit your lovely island this year. Great site and ill be back. BEST WISHES


Name: Sandra & Dave (slj@roxyrouge.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: North Wales

Date: 28 January 2002

Comments

We have thoroughly enjoyed browsing your website and are really looking forward to our stay on the island for Christmas 2002!!!


Name: Julie Scott

Location: Fortrose

Date: 25 January 2002

Comments

i would just like to say farewell to john the ferry. the ferry will be strange without him.


Name: Susan and Richard Griffin (r-sgriffin@wanadoo.fr)

Location: France

Date: 24 January 2002

Comments

We are mostimpressed by the quality of the website - congratulations to all concerned. The beautiful photographs remind us that it is high time that we came back to see our friends. A bientt!


Name: Carol Slater (carolslater@wiltshire.gov.uk)

Location: Beckington, Somerset

Date: 22 January 2002

Comments

Very Good, easy to get round, informative, all in all I'm impressed, especially the accommodation info, photos and Flora & Fauna Lists. No fancy bits to get in the way when you want information quickly.


Name: Ginny Hodge (GinnyHodge@aol.com)

Location: Norfolk England

Date: 22 January 2002

Comments

Magical place and am bringing American family soon


Name: rogers (jdrogers@talk21.com)

Location: swansea

Date: 21 January 2002

Comments

excellent info , visiting in september


Name: Arthur McArdle (LAMcardle@aol.com)

Location: Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

Date: 20 January 2002

Comments

Hope to call in during February/March when staying at the Pierhouse.
Can we hire bicyles on Lismore at this time of year?
Your website is very useful.
Regards
Arthur and Valerie McArdle


Name: Harry G. Mc Intyre (birddog@midohio.net)

Location: Richwood,Ohio 43344  U S A

Date: 20 January 2002

Comments

Greeting's, (F`ailte) The web site is wonderful. It has brought back fond memories of my visit there in Aug. 1999. I want to make at least one more visit to Lismore befor my time is up.Where would I be able to obtain a wall size map of the Isle for frameing.??


Name: june gold (mother a Carmichael) (junegold21@aol.com)

Location: Epping England

Date: 20 January 2002

Comments

All I can say about Lesley's photographs is WOW!! Lismore is breathtakingly beautiful Can we have a place name under each photo please? A Happy and Healthy New Year to you all.


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