Scottish Moors Scenes of
Sport in the Lews by Captain J. T. Newall (1889)
Note: Each chapter of this book is a pdf file.
Chapter I. - Preliminary and Explanatory Description of the Lews and our Shooting there My Accident—Still Devoted to
Field-Sports—Means of Locomotion—At Scaliscro in the Lews—'Stomachs turned
Inside out'— Among the Stags—Our little Lodge—A pretty Look-out—'The Long
Island'—The Forest of Morsgail—Hill of Caldershall—Village of Einacleit—Compensating
Results for the Absence of Trees.
Chapter II. -
Deer-Shooting. Stalking in the Caldershall Hills—Three Johns—Our Keeper
John —Ian—John Mackenzie—All unmistakably Celtic—Craggy Knolls and Small
Corries—A fine View—A good Stag—No Time to be Lost —'The Deer are There,
Captain!'—'A Ten-Pointer!'—I took Him as he Stood—'She's got the Bullet!— A
snap Shot—The March back —'A gude Stag!'
- Grouse-Shooting Our Little Moor—Good for Woodcock—Eagles—An Eagle's
nest Harried—Eagles' Eggs—Eagles hunting Blue-hare—Peregrine Falcons— Wild
Cats—Our Milestone Man—Tamences of Grouse in the West—A Woodcock in
October—Snipe—Pointers—Habits of Woodcock—Strange Death of Woodcock—Shot
Chapter IV. - Some of our
Failures Rifles and Shot-guns—Our first Stalk—A cautious Chase—The Stag
takes the Hint—Escape of Wounded Stag—Hinds Right and Left—Lying Shots
difficult—Disappears on the other Side—Some of our Failures.
Chapter V. - Better Luck A .400 Express rifle by
Lang—Sufficiently Powerful, and the Ljghtness an Advantage—Good Luck near
Mokhlut—An open Stalk —A running Shot and Kill—The Caldershalls again—View—A
long Stalk end a fine Shot.
Chapter VI. - Loch Roag
On Loch Roag—Lobster Creels—Our Boat—Good Oysters obtainable— Excursion!—The
Narrows—A baby Whale—Stories of Whale—Flounder-fishers—Sea-birds—Beautiful
Gulls—Neil Mac Ruari — Story of the Mackenzies—Exsposure of Women on a
Chapter VII. - Other Excursions
The Sandy Bay of Reef—Colluding Cattle for a Swim up Winter Quarters—Pabbay—Obstreperous
Behaviour of a Curlew—Fino View of Gallon Head—Rabbit-shooting in Little
Bernem—Description of the Scenery—Island Cemetery—Uig—Adder—Marine
Curiosities— Congers—Cuddies—Finlay's Otter Story.
VIII. - Fishing in the Lews Loch of the 'Bald-headed'—Never saw
a Salmon—Sea-Trout—A good Catch—Capture of a Poacher—The Blackwater
Rim—Salmon-Fishing—Only returned Once Empty-handed—Grimersta—Croistan
—Sea-trout Parr—A Gale in the Lews.
Chapter IX. - A
River of Devon The Exe as a Salmon-river—Wonderful Capture of a Monster
Pike —Two Hours with a Salmon—My Salmon-rod—A short Cast—Major Treherne's
Cast—Trout-fishing—A nice Basket—A lucky Recapture —Poetry of
Chapter X. - Last Visit to the Moor John Mackenzie a Botanist—A
cautions Stalk, but no Shot—A long Trudge—That 'Peat in the Atlantic'—The
Lewsmen—Only Vestiges of a fine Race—Characteristics of the People
generally— The Crofter Question.
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