Guest book entries for 2006

Name: Sue Huzzey (nee Smith)

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Date: 29 December 2006

Comments

Although I live in Wiltshire my heart is ALWAYS in Scotland, and seeing as a large chunk of my family, Alison and Robbie Smith, Great Aunt Mairie and others, are lucky enough to be on Lismore, I hope to visit soon. It seems you have a great community spirit by your website, something quite lacking here down south. Happy Hogmanay to you all!!


Name: Helen Gordon Carmichael Seaman

Location: St Simons Island

Date: 15 December 2006

Comments

i love your website it gives my 92 year old father John Carmichael great joy


Name: Ian Johnston

Location: Moffat Dumfrieshire

Date: 11 December 2006

Comments

Anne and I spent many happy holidays at with Mrs S B Macarthur of Crossroads when our family was young. I well remember being out with Donald Black and Ross Macarthur when they worked on the roads. We have been over the website and see faces and names that we remember from those times.
Well done Lismore this is a great website.
We must try to return and spend some time with you again.
All the best to all on Lismore
Anne & Ian


Name: Douglas Clark

Location: Nyon, Switzerland

Date: 28 November 2006

Comments

I have a strong affection for Lismore having been a regular visitor there over several years in the 1980s with my father when we used to stay with Annie and Michael Izzard at the old manse guest house.
I hope the island is thriving and I am glad to see there is once more B&B available so that if I do manage to return one day I will be able to spend a day or two.
I like seeing the old photos but it would be nice if they could be annotated in some way to say when they were taken and who appears in them.


Name: Maureen

Location: England

Date: 16 November 2006

Comments

Hi to Karen and Tony McClarney and boys. Hope all is going well for you on that beautiful island.
Have you changed your email address, our Karen, because my emails keep coming back undelivered.
Love Maureen


Name: Margaret Stirling

Location: Cardross

Date: 10 November 2006

Comments

Thanks to your website - managed to get accommodation fixed up for 2007. Very helpful.


Name: Eric Liddle

Location: Murthly, Perthshire

Date: 06 November 2006

Comments

My family and I spent the majority of our holidays on Lismore in a cottage in Sailean from the early 1970s into the 90s. My wife Susie and I still visit the the island and camp at Sailean and my sister Morven and her partner have rented accomodation at Achnacroish on a number of occasions. When my Mother Violet died in 2003 we scattered her ashes from the top of the hill at the rear of the cottage and my Father,George still visits the island when he is able. Most of the happiest memories of my childhood relate to Lismore and its people. I particularly remember the walk into the cottage from point which I think we rarely completed without at least a couple of lifts and and several cups of tea.
I look forward to my next visit to the Big Garden.


Name: sara

Location: lismore

Date: 03 November 2006

Comments

hey when you going to put the pics up of my seanars book opening ?! this is a really great stie and lismores a well cool island xxx

They're up Sara. Ed


Name: Laura Livingston

Location: Oxford, Ohio USA

Date: 30 October 2006

Comments

This is a beautiful website, full of life and visual richness. Brings tears to my eyes. I will be visiting in autumn 2007 with two students of mine to paint. I hope to make annual trips after that. I can hardly bear the wait.


Name: carol watson

Location: east kilbride

Date: 26 October 2006

Comments

hey guys really gd job with keeping the website up and running it is gd that Pete and aunty net have kept their jobs and the granny bus has got more funding.
Hi mum don't work too hard see you all on my next visit but now i can see pictures of what's going on on the island that is really gd to see.


Name: Laura Christina Maclay

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Date: 25 October 2006

Comments

I am sitting in front of my computer in New Mexico, USA--this is the Old West, yes, there are cowboys and indians and also bagpipe bands and caber tossing. I found the web site of the Maclea/Livingston clan I was looking at pictures there. It is awesome to see that my family comes from such an incredibly beautiful place with such an interesting past. I would love to go there sometime.I listened to a recording of "the Lighthouse of Lismore" and that is very nice traditional accordion music.


Name: Francesca M. McCrossan

Location: Berkeley, CA

Date: 24 October 2006

Comments

My husband David (son of Maureen and John Crossan) and daughter Maria are there just now visiting the family. I'm staying close via phone calls and visiting the website.
Best to you all,
Francesca


Name: Charles Carmichael

Location: Monroe, Louisiana USA

Date: 15 October 2006

Comments

This is an excellent web site. The authors should be very proud of it. Thanks to those who maintain it for us .


Name: Dan Johnson

Location: Kernersville, NC USA

Date: 14 October 2006

Comments

Is this where the Lismore Scotch is produced?


Name: Bill & Pat Webb

Location: Hurst, Texas USA

Date: 10 October 2006

Comments

What a wonderful day we spent on Lismore Island on 9 September. The weather was beautiful. The people were gracious and friendly. The scenery was just astounding. We met other visitors to the island who were a joy to talk with. The sticky toffee pudding at the Pier House while waiting for the ferry was superb. A special "Thank you" goes to Nicky (I don't know if I spelled that correctly) who gave us a lift from the ferry to the church. Our visit to Lismore Island was the highlight of our trip. I'll post some photos later.
Warmest personal regards to all.
Bill & Pat Webb


Name: Claire Morgan

Location: East Lothian

Date: 09 October 2006

Comments

My mother and father Ken and Sheila Lochhead have been visiting Lismore for nearly 20 years. Ken passed away 8 weeks ago and my mother decided to book Daisybank in view of various members of the family coming over and spending time on Lismore with her..the first time since she has been on the island since before dad took ill. My family just returned from a long weekend on Lismore today (9th Oct 06). The last time we were on the Island I was pregnant with my first child..we brought our children Robbie (7) and Jemma (5) for their first taste of Lismore life! and were all sad to leave this morning. We will be back in May 07 for a slightly longer break and very much look forward to coming back. A very special place!


Name: kasia sinclair

Location: now living in dubai , thornhill stirlingshire previously

Date: 08 October 2006

Comments

Took a day trip to your island, was so overcome with beauty booked accommodation the next day to return for the weekend. Stayed with Mary and Saddie, Iris's daughters. What a wonderful welcome. Will make a return visit when back in U.K. How good it was to see Iris making the trip to wave to us at the ferry, thank-you Iris (mohr an thangk!) thank-you. Kasia, Amy and Clark


Name: Richard Fallaize

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Date: 02 October 2006

Comments

Really hoping to visit in November-the Island looks fantastic!


Name: Jill Hillis

Location: Motherwell

Date: 27 September 2006

Comments

HI to Everyone! Love the website and love going up to the island! - was up again this summer with Anne, Harry, Jill and David! and had a brilliant time! Thankyou! xxx


Name: Erik Tiddens & fam

Location: Peize, Netherlands

Date: 27 September 2006

Comments

We visited Lismore in 2000. We like to visit islands so we saw quite a few over the years. We just stayed one day on Lismore -a rainy but calm day. We walked our way round the NE part of the island and saw the broch and the Church. Back at the jetty we found shelter for the rain at the Heritage Centre and got a lively explanation of the history of Lismore. The hospitality on the island was great- thanks! We saw an unspoiled island, with friendly people(as most people are!)We like that and most of our memories are about Mull, Skye, Lewis, Harris, Kerrera. There are a lot of Scottish islands on our list to visit... So we have to come to Scotland again and continue the quest- to visit them all...
Lismore was wet and great. I told you about the Heritage Centre, but here's our journey back: waiting in some fog for the ferry to turn up a sheep-van joined us. Filled up with sheep. The ferry came, and the van filled up the entire ferry. Just a foot or two were left to walk between the van and the ferry. Apart from the sheeps- cry the sheep menuire came out of the van in large amounts. With no room left for us to avoid it. It gave us a great sense of Scotland! We take things as they come...
From the northern part of The Netherlands,
Erik & Corry Tiddens


Name: Sandy Christensen (MacDougall mother)

Location: Fort Mohave, AZ USA

Date: 27 September 2006

Comments

I haven't taken the time to cover the website completely, but am very impressed with the information that I have been able to gather from it. Will be checking more deeply into my heritage with the help of my MacDougall mother and her sisters.


Name: Josaille Carmichael

Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA

Date: 26 September 2006

Comments

I loved the music! Enjoyed reading about the Island. I wonder if my children's ancestors came from there. Thanks


Name: Rachel Wilkin

Location: Norfolk UK

Date: 24 September 2006

Comments

I'd just like to thank Anne and Duncan for their wonderful hospitality and good humour extended to my family and I during our holiday on your beautiful island in July this year. 3 weeks wasn't nearly long enough! We plan to come back again in the summer next year, if not before. Jacob, Samuel and Sophie all send their love, and Richard too of course! (Spotting Otters swimming from the Point was something that he will never forget, but for me the sight of a hare swimming across the bay was probably the strangest sighting of all time!)


Name: David Whyte

Location: Sunderland

Date: 20 September 2006

Comments

Hello all, hope you are all well and doing fine, I like to keep up to date how life is on the island. Am still very sorry that Ruth, Hannah and I had to leave, but we were in dire straits financially and had to do something to change that. We are now settling down in the northeast of england, but miss the spectacular views and scenery that Lismore offered. I am now doing teaching and training in Horticulture full time and Hannah has a brother, Thomas, to keep her busy with. Ruth just tears her hair out running after the two of them. I wish you all the very best, and I do hope that one day in the future we will visit the island again, as tourists!!, and say hello and catch up on all your news.
Take Care, David Whyte


Name: dorothy mccullough

Location: Camden Town, London

Date: 17 September 2006

Comments

Hi everyone,
I come on this site hoping to find my brother, i will leave some information about him so if anyone knows anything about him please could you let me know. My brother's name is William McCullough but known as Billy (Bill) born in London in the year of 1948, he has recently moved to Scotland ( Isle Of Lismore ) with his partner Ann.
My email address is djmccullough@hotmail.co.uk
Look forward to hearing from anyone who has information.


Name: Phil & Dee Jeffery

Location: Cornwall

Date: 17 September 2006

Comments

Hi
We have just returned (very reluctantly) from a wonderful two weeks on Lismore. We were very lucky with the weather and only had two whole days of rain! We sincerely hope to return again next year to your beautiful island. But for now we have had to return to the decorating and renovating of our bungalow!
Look forward to seeing you all agian next year!


Name: John Wilson of Kilwinnet

Location: Lanarkshire

Date: 16 September 2006

Comments

Hi, I understand Dr.Livingston's family came from Lismore. Do we have any of his family still on the Island?
My partner visited the Isle a few days ago and hope to return soon. Regards John.


Name: gabbi

Location: little sutton

Date: 11 September 2006

Comments

this is the best holiday place on the planet it's quiet but friendly and the veiws from port ramsey are brilliant. and i really do hope to visit again.
best wishes gabbi
x


Name: Christine Green

Location: Wuwei China

Date: 11 September 2006

Comments

David's wonderful post office service reaches all corners of the world. David your orange piece of card with Third Time Lucky and the accompanying magazines arrived here today. Nine days after posting for the final time. Thanks.


Name: Vernon Cruden Wilson

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Date: 06 September 2006

Comments

Your island has a special place in my family history as it inspired my great-great Grandfather William Wilson, after spending his honeymoon there during the early 1800's,to name the property he later settled in NSW after it, now the site of a major Australian city.
If he saw half the scenes depicted in your photographs I understand the special feelings he had for your island.


Name: mary and geoffrey perry

Location: hastings. east sussex.

Date: 28 August 2006

Comments

we have spent several holidays on the island with my daughter and her husband and family, who live at clachan farm. it is indeed a lovely island and we enjoy every moment, folk are so friendly, we only wish that it would be possible to visit more often time and travel preclude this. our best wishes to you all.
mary and geoffrey.


Name: erin

Location: fort william

Date: 25 August 2006

Comments

We are coming to lismore tonight (friday 25th) for the ceilidh in the hall, we will see you soon


Name: Anna and James Knowles

Location: 

Date: 22 August 2006

Comments

We had a spectacular time on Lismore. Mary and Peter Walker, the bed and breakfast at Achniduin, fed and entertained us sublimely. Great fresh food, friendly and generous hosts and very comfortable lodgings. The Island itself is beautiful, we saw ruined castles, a deserted village from the highland clearances and beautiful lochs. We would recommend that you stay for a few days to a week, there is so much to see.
Thoroughly recommended.


Name: Liz Bannister

Location: Cheshire

Date: 20 August 2006

Comments

Great site - will put it on our list of places to visit in Scotland! but you are not too remote. I came to the site through the Basket Makers magazine when I saw the work of Gilly Dixon-Spain and wanted to see the work she had done - but I didn't find it. Perhaps you could tell me if it is there and if so where.
Many thanks.
Regards - Liz

Liz we cannot reply to guestbook entries personally, for that you need to press Contact Us. If you go to the home page and click on news you will see the story under Lismore supplies Strathclyde Fire Service Baskets. Ed


Name: daniel (baxter)

Location: ayrshire

Date: 17 August 2006

Comments

Hello there folks just 2 say had a good summer this year not long to am back up again MULGREW05@hotmail.com


Name: R Taylor

Location: Sheffield

Date: 09 August 2006

Comments

Our family visited your island a few years ago via the small ferry in the north. We then headed south on foot where we found an old schoolhouse(?)which was then a small tea room. Refreshments were served by a very amicable lady who treated us as long lost friends. The kids were small and couldn't walk too far so we ambled back. Although only there for a couple of hours, we have great memories of a peaceful and welcoming environment which seemed light years away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Will be back one day!


Name: Chris McColl

Location: Vancouver Island Canada

Date: 05 August 2006

Comments

A very informative and well put together web site . We are saving some money to come over your way in a couple of years and Lismore will definitely be a place we will visit. Thanks and good day . Chris McColl


Name: Alicia

Location: Hull

Date: 03 August 2006

Comments

Can't wait to come again later this month! See you then, Pete and Mary. Love you! xxx


Name: Kay Hodkinson

Location: Birmingham, UK

Date: 03 August 2006

Comments

Hi Everyone on Lismore, especially Mandy and Archie. My family had the most fantastic time in July up at the Steadings, and it was wonderful to experience the great sense of community that you maintain on the island - something that I also enjoyed once in the village in which I live outside of Birmingham, but which has now expanded so much, that it is not the same any more. I was able to get my degree 'finals' results at the post office while I was there (thanks to David), and as I had passed, could not think of a more fantastic place to celebrate. In fact, such is the warmth and friendliness of all you islanders, that by the time we had caught the last ferry back from Port Appin (after having the most amazing celebratory meal in the hotel) and being rather 'tipsy' (!), many islander passengers on the boat new about my good news and were congratulating me! I have been to many countries so far in my life, but I must say that being on Lismore has been just the best holiday ever. Thank you all for making our holiday so lovely, I'm sure it won't be long before we return. Kay xx


Name: Lucy Neal

Location: Leicester, England

Date: 30 July 2006

Comments

Just returned from a week on your beautiful isle - I'm having a little difficulty adjusting to the noise, humidity and pace of 'normal life' already. I hope you don't mind if we return again soon.
Best wishes to you all - I've never felt so welcome anywhere.
Lucy XXX


Name: morven jane liddle

Location: glasgow

Date: 26 July 2006

Comments

my second home. thinking of you always mum xxx. lismore is a beautiful isle,well worth a visit; you'll be back.


Name: Beth Campbell

Location: Corrour

Date: 26 July 2006

Comments

Sorry to hear my information was wrong and it was a clean sweep for the North - oh dear oh dear - never mind I'm sure the South will give it wellie next year - take care - love Beth


Name: Cheryl Håbesland

Location: Kolbotn, Norway

Date: 25 July 2006

Comments

A couple of weeks ago we spent a day on Lismore that was the highlight of our vacation in Scotland. We rented bikes in Port Appin, took the ferry and biked the length of Lismore. The shop was a nice break for ice cream and cold soda. We ended our tour with tea and scones, being sold at a home to raise money for a charity. Not only is the island beautiful but the people are so warm and friendly. Highly recommended!


Name: Beth Campbell

Location: Corrour

Date: 22 July 2006

Comments

Hi everybody - we are delighted to here that the South rules again this year! Hope you all had a great time - sorry we missed it, it was a bit strange not being there.
We are getting on very well up here in the mountains and keep a close eye on what's happening on the beautiful isle. Hope everyone is well and that the barn dance was a great success - look forward to seeing the raffle winners up here soon - take good care - love Beth


Name: Geoff Spurr

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Date: 12 July 2006

Comments

A very neat website and easy to find one`s way round it. I am a keen amateur radio operator and I visit many islands to operate my radio transmitter. This island is one of the lesser known ones and will certainly be on my list of must-visit places! Recent islands visited include Arran, Great Cumbrae, Bute.


Name: Billy MacDougall

Location: Levin, New Zealand

Date: 07 July 2006

Comments

Hello there folks. Since being dragged away from Lismore in 1971, I have returned on too few occasions. Now we are here on the other side of the world, it is still my favourite place.
Cheers, Billy


Name: Carrie-Anne Clark

Location: Bunessan

Date: 30 June 2006

Comments

Hi there!!I Love coming over to Lismore to stay with my friend Marie and her family!!! Lismore is such a nice place to stay and has a very nice community and everyone is very friendly xxxx


Name: Paul and Jan

Location: Manchester

Date: 21 June 2006

Comments

We have just returned from a week long stay at Port Appin - the highlight of which was a bike ride around Lismore - a most peaceful and thought provoking place - lovely people and a real wake up call to how fast, noisy and generally unfriendly city life is!


Name: Liz Doyle

Location: Wales

Date: 19 June 2006

Comments

Congratulations on the start of the building works for the new heritage centre. It is great to see the pictures on the website. I hope it all goes well and I look forward to seeing the developments on the website and in person when I come back to Lismore in September. I think its a fantastic website and I keep finding more sections that I haven't visited before. The Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mòr Site is bursting with info and the Island News pages are full of surprises! Thanks and 'Diolch yn fawr' Liz


Name: Martin Woodall

Location: Sakado Japan

Date: 14 June 2006

Comments

Hi there, My friends from London will be visiting your beautiful isle soon and as I am stuck over here in Japan I thought I would check out your web site. It looks to me as if they have chosen a great place to go and I will do my best to get up there when I am next over.
Thanks Martin


Name: fiona campbell

Location: kilmarnock ayrshire

Date: 06 June 2006

Comments

MY GRANDFATHER DONALD CAMPBELL LATE OF IRVINE CAME FROM SALEN LISMORE I KNOW OF SOME PEOPLE STILL ON THE ISLAND WOULD LIKE TO COME THIS SUMMER WITH MY 10 YEAR YEAR OLD KIRSTY WHERE IS BEST TO STAY


Name: Robert Livingstone

Location: Long Island, NY USA

Date: 07 June 2006

Comments

A very peaceful and appealing website. I look forward to visiting the site of my family origin.


Name: Ian Stewart

Location: Perth, Australia

Date: 05 June 2006

Comments

I rode my bicycle around Lismore on Easter Sunday this year, 2006. It was very quiet and rainy but gave me an understanding of the life of my Grt Grandmother Helen McCorquodale who was born on Lismore in about 1852.


Name: Rick Knight

Location: Blairgowrie

Date: 04 June 2006

Comments

I sailed into Port Ramsey last night and dropped anchor for the night...lovely location and was fascinated by the old lime kilns (as I have done a bit of lime mortar work)
Hope to be back sometime
Rick Knight
West Kyle maggie


Name: Marilu Levingston

Location: Buenos Aires . Argentina

Date: 02 June 2006

Comments

I am preparing my trip number 6 to Scotland in the next Autumn, and for me, Scotland means Lismore. I visited the "Community Web Site" first of all, and today I found the "page" excellent, each year is better than the year before!!!Congratulations!!!
The best for you all!!
marilu_levingston@hotmail.com


Name: james lissemore

Location: scotch plains, new jersey usa

Date: 30 May 2006

Comments

I have been told that my name is from your isle. Evidently the name started to appear in Birmingham England area in mid 1700's with various spellings. Told by a researcher that they were most likely deported after war with Scotland. My family came to U.S.A. in late 1920's. Hope to visit next year.


Name: Commodore Dick Thorn CBE RFA

Location: LYMINGTON - Hampshire

Date: 27 May 2006

Comments

A delightful and informative website. I met Roger and Gilly who allowed us to go for a sea trial in their great new boat - MERLIN. I hope to visit your lovely Island before I am 104! May one camp there? I am a camping kayaker.


Name: Katherine Livingstone

Location: Saffron Walden near Cambridge

Date: 27 May 2006

Comments

Hullo Lismore, A cheery wave from down south - \/\/\/. I've been told I should be able to trace my family lineage to the Isle of Lismore. One day I'll come visit the Island.
best wishes to you all
Katherine Livingstone


Name: Richard Carmichael

Location: Littleton, Colorado. USA

Date: 26 May 2006

Comments

Thank you for posting the great pictures and history of the Isle. Lismore is the birthplace of my ansestors and I plan a trip there soon to reunite with my heritage.
Thank you


Name: Mary Peteranna

Location: Inverness

Date: 25 May 2006

Comments

We were out for a visit to the island to conduct some archaeological field work--what a magnificent island!
Our stay at Mary and Peter's guest house in Achnaduin was absolutely the best. They were so accomodating and hospitable--and the meals were delicious!


Name: Leslie Borritt

Location: Clifton, Manchester

Date: 22 May 2006

Comments

I enjoy reading about and viewing what is happening on the island between visits which are not as frequent as I would wish due to work pressures etc. A fascinating article about McCaig which my mother Jean Borritt would have been able to contibute quite a lot to. Hope to visit friends on the island before too long.
Leslie.


Name: Teun

Location: Bergen, The Netherlands

Date: 17 May 2006

Comments

Beautifull site ! We will visit Lismore this summer for sure !


Name: philippa

Location: liskeard

Date: 09 May 2006

Comments

Hmmm.... i came and searched lismore coz of my friend pete livin' there i though it was in ireland :p silly me it seems like and ace place to live tho


Name: christina carter

Location: lincoln (england)

Date: 07 May 2006

Comments

hiya my grandma (Kath) and grandad (dave) use to live on the island until my grandad sadly passed away its coming up for the anniversary of his death and i would like to ask if some one could kindly e-mail me from either the shop or the church with the address to send some flowers and letter to his grave. i would really appreciate it if someone could e-mail me as soon as possible thank you very much christina x x
p.s. my e-mail address is xkx_krissy_xkx@hotmail.com


Name: Allyson Black

Location: Grangemouth Stirlingshire

Date: 06 May 2006

Comments

Hi it was lovely to find this website, I would love to visit the island again some time. My grandpa rented the Unie, near the McGillvary Farm and we went on holiday either there or Port Ramsay 3 times a year, we had fantastic times there going to the ceildh in the village hall and cycling or walking to the shop, and looking for sea urchins we made great friends with the McGillvaries who were a lovely family. We holidayed there from 1970 to 1979 and were broken hearted when we couldn't keep the croft as it kept becoming infested with rodents as we couldn't stay there all the time. Am just talking to dad now, and maybe if there is a house for rent near the shop we could go there some time I don't drive and dad cant walk far now.
kind regards
Allyson Black (McCausland)


Name: Robert McLean

Location: Sydney Australia

Date: 20 April 2006

Comments

Hello,
A nice little site. I will be visiting in June/July 2007.
My great great grandparents Malcolm MacLean and Flora Campbell were married in the Manse as shown in your old photographs in 1847.Flora was born at Fennachrochan so I will have to visit and see these areas.


Name: terry barter

Location: hampshire

Date: 17 April 2006

Comments

my friends mike and ann izzard used to live on the isle of lismore, they moved to south africa some years ago ., if anyone keeps in contact with them, please tell them that terry and helen barter from emsworth, hampshire would like to know how they are keeping, many thanks.
terence2001@tbarter.fsnet.co.uk


Name: David Stansfield

Location: Morpeth

Date: 14 April 2006

Comments

Fantastic web site, I have visited visited Lismore twice and will be back soon, The music is just fab


Name: MAGDA

Location: TENERIFE

Date: 09 April 2006

Comments

dear friends of Lismore,
I thank you all for allowing me to share with all of you the pain for Doranne. Tonight and through your page I feel I was there listening to Mary MacDougal and Christopher at the Church. I' ve cried so much reading those beautiful words. She was unique and I loved her very much. She will always be in my heart. Thankyou.


Name: Sylvia Beavis

Location: Isle of Wight

Date: 07 April 2006

Comments

Just seen your web site for the first time.
I resided on your island during the late 50's and early 60's at Balure Mr Ian Millar's farm. I have fond memories of Mary Macdougal and her family and mourn her death in 2005.
You can contact me on 01983615842 for a good natter.
or col1855@yahoo.co.uk


Name: Janice Hubbard Dollinger

Location: Acworth, GA; USA

Date: 30 March 2006

Comments

Hello, I hope that this is a welcome post on your website. I am just looking at the website because my ancestors were at one time residents of your island as they were inhabitants of the Isle of Lewis before coming to America. I have been told that my ancestor was a Chief of the the Highland Clan MacLea of what I gather was in ancient times. The information that I have acquired mentions that the MacLea/Livingstone Chiefs are known as the lineal heirs of the last Mac Donnsliebe Kings of Ulidia, Chiefs of the Dal~Fiacha, whom are thought to be related to the royal line of the Dal!Araide, their direct neighbours in County Down. It says that through, a DNA Project on the MacLea/MacLeay, that they are direct descendents of ancient Cruithne kindred. I knew that my ancestors came from the Isle of Lewis, them being Donald MacLea & Effie Graham MacLea. The descendents of Donald & Effie, lived in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, & then over the years migrated to the United States. Your site is very interesting, & I enjoyed the pictures very much, beautiful scenery! Hopefully sometime in the future, I will be able to visit the Isle of Lismore. M ay the peace, love & blessings of God, be always with the people of the Isle of Lismore. Please keep adding to your site, & perhaps you will add genealogical information.
Thankyou.


Name: Michael Chalton

Location: Ayrshire

Date: 14 March 2006

Comments

Have only just discovered this site. Just to say that a few year's back we had a superb week at Larkrise, Port Ramsay. One of the most relaxing holidays ever. Will never forget watching an otter having a bite to eat on the rocks at low water! Will be back one day hopefully!


Name: Mrs Macrae

Location: Wishaw.

Date: 07 March 2006

Comments

Happy memories of holidays spent on Lismore, it was good to see Donald Black's picture in this weeks Oban Times. Donald do you remember the day you cut your hand up near Jimmy Mcdougals house? It was good we were able to help you. Pictures in the hall, starting at 9pm.The sale of work in August. The ploughing match. Alastair and Margaret helping with the dipping and clipping. Me having to bake scones and tea. Lismore will always have a place in the Macrae book of memories.


Name: gordon stewart

Location: prestwick ayrshire

Date: 07 March 2006

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may come and stay for a visit, looks very peaceful


Name: The Carter Family

Location: County Durham

Date: 28 February 2006

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A very big thank you to Archie and the islander's for a very warm welome and a great holiday on the island during Febuary 2006, at the Steadings at Point.


Name: corinne

Location: barrowford - england

Date: 20 February 2006

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Looking forward to coming back and staying on Lismore at Point Steading again.
Im coming back for a week in March for my birthday and cant wait.
Its been a while since I have been on Lismore but looking forward to it immensely.


Name: Mark Pawley

Location: Wigan, England

Date: 15 February 2006

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I and a couple of friends hope to visit your island shortly by sea kayak so your site was most interesting


Name: Bruce Livingston

Location: Sarasota, Florida

Date: 14 February 2006

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As a child I often heard the stories of Lismore and my ancestors ties to it. In 1999 my wife and I were able to visit this beautiful island and meet with the Baron and his wife. I've just tonite come across your wonderful website. The pictures are great, particularly the old photos. My great-great-great grandparents, Dugald Carmichael and Sarah Keith immigrated from Lismore to Canada in the 1840's. I even found a 2005 entry in your Guest Book concerning a relative (brother) of my great-great grandmother Catherine (Dugalds' daughter). I'll be contacting them. We look forward to our next visit to your beautiful island.


Name: c.northcote

Location: ayrshire

Date: 11 February 2006

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your web site is wonderful. never been to this part of our wonderful country before and took a chance in choosing Lismore for our summer hols .since viewing your site I'm delighted with our choice and can't wait for summer to come. well done on a very informative site. thanks!


Name: Jean Couper

Location: East Kilbride

Date: 02 February 2006

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Just to say that my Husband and I, and my Brother Jack McColl, visited your lovely Island some years ago' We went over on the Ferry from Port of Appin and had a lovely walk from one end of the Island to the other. It was a beautiful sunny day and we bought some Gifts and signed the visitors book.
A day to remember!
Regards,
Jean Couper.


Name: Richard Wilkins (rwilkins@vodaphone.net)

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

Date: 26 January 2006

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Very interesting site. Particularly like the photos section as it brought back many memories of a wonderful holiday last year. My wife and I and our children fell in love with Lismore over 2 weeks and are looking forward to coming back this year for 3 weeks.


Name: Fiona McIntyre Kerr (feekerr@hotmail.com)

Location: Edinburgh

Date: 25 January 2006

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Hi, this is a bit of a long shot but here goes - my great granny McIntyre lived on the island of Lismore (or could have been Appin) many years ago before emigrating to Australia (date I am not sure about but it could have been around 40 - 60 years ago - and it was in the newspapers as it was a rare in these days to emigrate) I am trying to track anyone that might recognise this information and indeed my Great Granny who died in Australia but her ashes were scattered on Lismore a good few years back. My own mother died of breast cancer in Sept 2005 and wishes her ashes to be scattered on the island so she "can be with her grandmother". Please contact me if you think you can help me trace my Great Grandmother's history. Regards, Fiona.


Name: Kay Hodkinson (boohodkinson@aol.com)

Location: Birmingham, UK

Date: 25 January 2006

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Hello to anyone who finds this message. I am happy to say that I will be visiting your beautiful island in July, along with my brother and his family who live in Wemyss Bay, near Largs, my own family, and our parents who are celebrating their golden weddings this year as well as my father being 80. I am interested to know of any festivals that are likely to be held during the week beginning Saturday 8th July, and whether us outsiders would be welcome at such. Congratulations on a brilliant site, I am now hooked and have begun to browse the site almost daily. Kay from Birmingham


Name: John and Sheila Armstrong

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

Date: 23 January 2006

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We will be staying at Appin in September and decided to see what was in the area of interest. We found your web-site through a link from Kinlochlaich House site and must congratulate you on a really first-class site. It has really wetted our appetites and our visit to your Island is eagerly awaited.
Roll on September !!!!
John and Sheila Armstrong


Name: Graham and Bev Jones (grahaml.jones@gmail.com)

Location: Dargaville, New Zealand

Date: 22 January 2006

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Paid a visit to the island in 2001, in search of Cameron family history. Walked over about half of it and had some unforgettable experiences. Enjoyed it very much, found locals very friendly and helpful. Good to see such an informant site up and running. Keep up the good work!


Name: John Black (jblack40@sbcglobal.net)

Location: Brownsville Texas

Date: 21 January 2006

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Recent DNA testing indicates a possible Lismore link. Any Blacks on Lismore with a genealogy interest?


Name: Ian Short

Location: Glasgow

Date: 12 January 2006

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My wife and I visited your lovely island during the Summer ('05).
We used the map, made by the Primary School children to cycle the length of the island and to visit thatched cottage. It was an excellent day out. Thank you all.
Ian and Brenda.


Name: Jason M.

Location: Norwich

Date: 12 January 2006

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I don't why its taken me so long to do this but I came to Lismore in September and loved it. I have been to a few Scottish islands and they have all been fantastic but Lismore (and to an extent Kerrera) were so peaceful and beautiful. Other places were thronging with tourists - there was little information on what Lismore had to offer in the TIC's. So I took a chance to come here and didn't regret it (although I almost missed the ferry - thank god I didn't). The weather was fantastic and the photos I have will always be treasured. My only regret was that 5 hours was not enough!
In all honesty, I don't want to tell lots of people about Lismore because I'm selfish and want to keep it a bit of a secret from the masses.
Look forward to coming back to your lovely island someday.
Jason


Name: Betty Marshall (steve.betty@virgin.net)

Location: near Inverness

Date: 11 January 2006

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just looked in again after an absence 'cos I thought the site was closed when the forum was contaminated. I am the G.G Grand daughter of Gregor Macgregor and paid a very nostalgic visit to Lismore and Lismore church last spring (2005)and only wish we had set aside more time We will be back.


Name: Heather

Location: West Midlands

Date: 04 January 2006

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Will be staying at Duror for 2 weeks in June 2006 and have been looking for other walks close by. Hope to come to Lismore for the day (or 2)


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