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'Gairloch in North-West Ross-shire' (4)
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AB_LL_JOHN_DIXON_04
ÀITE
Geàrrloch
SGÌRE
Geàrrloch
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS: Geàrrloch
DEIT
2008
LINN
2000an
CRUTHADAIR
John Dixon
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Am Baile
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1382
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
cruthan-tìre litreachais

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Tha a' chuibhreann chlaistinneach seo o 'Gairloch in North-West Ross-shire' le Iain Eanraig (John Henry) Dixon, foillsichte an toiseach ann an 1886. Tha e air a leughadh an seo le Tormod Newton. (Ìomhaigh - Cruinneachadh Prìobhaideach)

'When snow comes it gives wonderful glory to the mountains, and even frost has its peculiar charms. In the exceptionally severe winter of 1880-1, which had only once been surpassed in the experience of the oldest inhabitants, the ice displayed some of the peculiar forms described by those who have visited the Arctic circle. On the margin of Loch Maree (whose waters never wholly freeze), and especially where streams debouch into it, great hummocks of ice were formed. At the same time the brackish waters of Loch Ewe became covered with ice floes, of such extent as actually to prevent the passage of boats which had started to cross from the west side of the loch to convey persons who wished to attend sacramental services then being held at Aultbea. It was the only time I ever saw the sea frozen, and this circumstance, coupled with the phenonmena witnessed on the ice-bound shores of Loch Maree and the unnatural silence of nature, - whose murmuring streams were frozen dumb, and whose benumbed birds could give forth no note or song, - really seemed to transfer one to another world.

Perhaps the best spot in the parish to observe the sunsets is the Gairloch Hotel. Looking over the bay of Gairloch, no near mountains obstruct the view, and the aspect in summer and autumn is exactly right. Beyond the bay of Gairloch itself lies the Minch, and again beyond and above the Minch are the distant and seemingly transparent hills of Skye. The scene is as it were framed by the lines of hills on either side of Gairloch, and in the immediate foreground are strips of yellow sand and ridges of dark rock. None can tell, none can paint, the glories of the setting sun; words as well as pigments are powerless to adequately record the woundrous changes of the splendid colours that gleam in the sky and clouds, the subtle tints suffused over the sea and distant hills, and the marvellous glow pervading the whole of the beauteous scene!'

Rugadh John Henry Dixon ann an Wakefield, Yorkshire, ann an 1838 agus na dhuine òg lean e athair a-steach gu dreuchd san lagh. Na iomradh-bàis (Ross-shire Journal, 29 Dàmhair 1926) sgrìobh iad gun tàinig air 'a country life' a lorg air sgàth a shlàinte. An dèidh dha tadhal air Siorrachd Rois ann an 1868, thàinig e a dh'fhuireach ann an Geàrrloch ann an 1874, far an do chuir e seachad còig thar fhichead bliadhna. Bha an taigh aige ann an Inbhirean, an ceann a tuath Loch Ma-Ruibhe. Bha e trang an sàs ann am beatha na coimhearsnachd, na Neach-chlèire na Sgìre, neach onarach gun phàigheadh, air Comataidh na Sgìre, stèidhichte fo Achd Riaghaltais na Sgìre. Tha na paipearan-naidheachd sgìreil a' bruidhinn air mar a thug e taic do na h-ealain agus do phàrtaidhean teatha gach bliadhna do chlann na sgoile. Tha clàran chunntas-sluaigh a' sealltainn gur e duin-uasal 'living on private means' a bh' ann agus mar sin gu robh aitreabh aige le neach-taighe, nighean-frithealaidh, fear-charbad, geamair-ghille agus pìobaire pearsanta ag obair dha. Cha do phòs e riamh.

Bha Dixon na cheannard air Companaidh Gheàrrloich a' 1d V.B. Ghàidheil Shìophoirt agus ann an 1881 bha e an làthair aig Sgrùdadh ainmeil Dhùin Èidinn gus a' Bhan-Righ Bhictoria onarachadh.

Ann an 1886 dh'fhoillsich Dixon leabhar a tha fhathast air a mheas na mhodail de na bu chòir a bhith ann an eachdraidh paraiste: Gairloch: its records, traditions, inhabitants and natural history. Tha e follaiseach gur ann à rannsachadh agus à eolas farsaing na sgìre a thàinig an leabhar agus tha e gu sònraichte luachmhor san dòigh a tha e a' tarraing ri chèile iomadach fios sgìreil. Chaidh a chlo-bhualadh às-ùr san sgìre ann an 1974.

Shiubhail Dixon thall-thairis eadar 1899 is 1902 agus sa bhliadhna sin ghluais e a Bhaile Chloichrigh, far an do bhàsaich e am 20mh Dàmhair 1926. Ann an Siorrachd Pheairt cuideachd chuir e ùidh mhòr ann an eachdraidh na sgìre agus ann an comann nan Scouts. Chaidh onarachadh ann an 1924 leis an Swastika Thanks Badge cliùiteach de dh'òr agus aig àm a bhàis 's e am maighstir Scouts a b' aosta ann am Breatann. Chaidh a leabhar air eachdraidh sgìre Bhaile Chloichrigh fhoillseachadh ann an 1925: Pitlochry: past and present. 'S e na deilbh aige fhèin de pheant-uisge a tha sna deilbh. Mar a bha e ann an Geàrrloch, bha e a-rithist trang am measg ghnothaichean na coimhearsnachd agus chuir e air bhonn Comann nam Fir Òga agus club nan raidhfeil.

Shiubhail Dixon timcheall an t-saoghail dà uair; rinn e sealgaireachd an Eilean Bhancùbhair agus chuir e seachad ùine ann an Iapan, àite air an robh e na eòlaiche agus na neach-cruinneachaidh ealain. Na iomradh-bàis (Perthshire Advertiser, 23 Dàmhair 1926) sgrìobh iad 'a gentleman of wide culture and fine, genial personality...held in the highest esteem by all classes of the community, from whose midst he has passed, full of years and of honour.'

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
’S e companaidh cuibhrichte fo bharantas clàraichte ann an Alba Àir. SC407011 agus carthannas clàraichte Albannach Àir. SC042593 a th’ ann an High Life na Gàidhealtachd.
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'Gairloch in North-West Ross-shire' (4)

ROS: Geàrrloch

2000an

claistinneach; cruthan-tìre litreachais

Am Baile

Literary Landscapes: John Henry Dixon

Tha a' chuibhreann chlaistinneach seo o 'Gairloch in North-West Ross-shire' le Iain Eanraig (John Henry) Dixon, foillsichte an toiseach ann an 1886. Tha e air a leughadh an seo le Tormod Newton. (Ìomhaigh - Cruinneachadh Prìobhaideach)<br /> <br /> 'When snow comes it gives wonderful glory to the mountains, and even frost has its peculiar charms. In the exceptionally severe winter of 1880-1, which had only once been surpassed in the experience of the oldest inhabitants, the ice displayed some of the peculiar forms described by those who have visited the Arctic circle. On the margin of Loch Maree (whose waters never wholly freeze), and especially where streams debouch into it, great hummocks of ice were formed. At the same time the brackish waters of Loch Ewe became covered with ice floes, of such extent as actually to prevent the passage of boats which had started to cross from the west side of the loch to convey persons who wished to attend sacramental services then being held at Aultbea. It was the only time I ever saw the sea frozen, and this circumstance, coupled with the phenonmena witnessed on the ice-bound shores of Loch Maree and the unnatural silence of nature, - whose murmuring streams were frozen dumb, and whose benumbed birds could give forth no note or song, - really seemed to transfer one to another world.<br /> <br /> Perhaps the best spot in the parish to observe the sunsets is the Gairloch Hotel. Looking over the bay of Gairloch, no near mountains obstruct the view, and the aspect in summer and autumn is exactly right. Beyond the bay of Gairloch itself lies the Minch, and again beyond and above the Minch are the distant and seemingly transparent hills of Skye. The scene is as it were framed by the lines of hills on either side of Gairloch, and in the immediate foreground are strips of yellow sand and ridges of dark rock. None can tell, none can paint, the glories of the setting sun; words as well as pigments are powerless to adequately record the woundrous changes of the splendid colours that gleam in the sky and clouds, the subtle tints suffused over the sea and distant hills, and the marvellous glow pervading the whole of the beauteous scene!'<br /> <br /> Rugadh John Henry Dixon ann an Wakefield, Yorkshire, ann an 1838 agus na dhuine òg lean e athair a-steach gu dreuchd san lagh. Na iomradh-bàis (Ross-shire Journal, 29 Dàmhair 1926) sgrìobh iad gun tàinig air 'a country life' a lorg air sgàth a shlàinte. An dèidh dha tadhal air Siorrachd Rois ann an 1868, thàinig e a dh'fhuireach ann an Geàrrloch ann an 1874, far an do chuir e seachad còig thar fhichead bliadhna. Bha an taigh aige ann an Inbhirean, an ceann a tuath Loch Ma-Ruibhe. Bha e trang an sàs ann am beatha na coimhearsnachd, na Neach-chlèire na Sgìre, neach onarach gun phàigheadh, air Comataidh na Sgìre, stèidhichte fo Achd Riaghaltais na Sgìre. Tha na paipearan-naidheachd sgìreil a' bruidhinn air mar a thug e taic do na h-ealain agus do phàrtaidhean teatha gach bliadhna do chlann na sgoile. Tha clàran chunntas-sluaigh a' sealltainn gur e duin-uasal 'living on private means' a bh' ann agus mar sin gu robh aitreabh aige le neach-taighe, nighean-frithealaidh, fear-charbad, geamair-ghille agus pìobaire pearsanta ag obair dha. Cha do phòs e riamh.<br /> <br /> Bha Dixon na cheannard air Companaidh Gheàrrloich a' 1d V.B. Ghàidheil Shìophoirt agus ann an 1881 bha e an làthair aig Sgrùdadh ainmeil Dhùin Èidinn gus a' Bhan-Righ Bhictoria onarachadh. <br /> <br /> Ann an 1886 dh'fhoillsich Dixon leabhar a tha fhathast air a mheas na mhodail de na bu chòir a bhith ann an eachdraidh paraiste: Gairloch: its records, traditions, inhabitants and natural history. Tha e follaiseach gur ann à rannsachadh agus à eolas farsaing na sgìre a thàinig an leabhar agus tha e gu sònraichte luachmhor san dòigh a tha e a' tarraing ri chèile iomadach fios sgìreil. Chaidh a chlo-bhualadh às-ùr san sgìre ann an 1974. <br /> <br /> Shiubhail Dixon thall-thairis eadar 1899 is 1902 agus sa bhliadhna sin ghluais e a Bhaile Chloichrigh, far an do bhàsaich e am 20mh Dàmhair 1926. Ann an Siorrachd Pheairt cuideachd chuir e ùidh mhòr ann an eachdraidh na sgìre agus ann an comann nan Scouts. Chaidh onarachadh ann an 1924 leis an Swastika Thanks Badge cliùiteach de dh'òr agus aig àm a bhàis 's e am maighstir Scouts a b' aosta ann am Breatann. Chaidh a leabhar air eachdraidh sgìre Bhaile Chloichrigh fhoillseachadh ann an 1925: Pitlochry: past and present. 'S e na deilbh aige fhèin de pheant-uisge a tha sna deilbh. Mar a bha e ann an Geàrrloch, bha e a-rithist trang am measg ghnothaichean na coimhearsnachd agus chuir e air bhonn Comann nam Fir Òga agus club nan raidhfeil.<br /> <br /> Shiubhail Dixon timcheall an t-saoghail dà uair; rinn e sealgaireachd an Eilean Bhancùbhair agus chuir e seachad ùine ann an Iapan, àite air an robh e na eòlaiche agus na neach-cruinneachaidh ealain. Na iomradh-bàis (Perthshire Advertiser, 23 Dàmhair 1926) sgrìobh iad 'a gentleman of wide culture and fine, genial personality...held in the highest esteem by all classes of the community, from whose midst he has passed, full of years and of honour.'