Wednesday, 30 June 2010

17th Century shoe discovered on Canna

A shoe dating to the mid 17th century has been discovered under a bed on the Isle of Canna!

The shoe, labelled incorrectly as Queen Mary's Shoe, was located in a box under a bed of the former house of Margaret Fay Shaw, who with her husband John Lorne Campbell collected one of the largest archives of Gaelic culture.

For more on the story visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/10458943.stm.

NB: There is no truth to the theory that the islanders had a badly printed bible describing the virtues of Faith, Hop and Charity, with the greatest of these being Hop (sorry, very old Red Dwarf joke!) :)

Chris

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