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TITLE
Slabs in the Isle of Gigha
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2408_P006
PLACENAME
Gigha
DISTRICT
Kintyre
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Gigha and Cara
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
CREATOR
T P White
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31482
KEYWORDS
slabs
stones
carvings
graves
grave stones
Slabs in the Isle of Gigha

The island of Gigha is separated from the mainland by the Sound of Gigha. It is a small island of only 6 miles (10km) from north to south, with an area of 3447 acres. The island was granted to the Lords of the Isles in the 14th century and has changed hands many times since. It now belongs to the island community.

There are many stone slabs on the island and these are two which have been sketched by T P White. He explains that the first tombstone shows a mermaid and an otter catching a fish. The second shows a sword and a griffin-like creature which was common in carvings found at Knapdale.

This illustration was taken from 'Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha', by Captain T P White (1875)

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Slabs in the Isle of Gigha

ARGYLL: Gigha and Cara

slabs; stones; carvings; graves; grave stones

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The island of Gigha is separated from the mainland by the Sound of Gigha. It is a small island of only 6 miles (10km) from north to south, with an area of 3447 acres. The island was granted to the Lords of the Isles in the 14th century and has changed hands many times since. It now belongs to the island community. <br /> <br /> There are many stone slabs on the island and these are two which have been sketched by T P White. He explains that the first tombstone shows a mermaid and an otter catching a fish. The second shows a sword and a griffin-like creature which was common in carvings found at Knapdale.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha', by Captain T P White (1875)