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NOTES 145
The beauty of the situation on Beinn Laoire, its
scenery, the variety of its associations, are probably
unsurpassed in Scotland. Facing south and towards
the left are Achnacrithe Beag and Achnacrithe
Mor, the hereditary home of Clann an Leighe,
keepers of the royal forest of Dail-an-eas, Dalness.
This branch of the Livingstones were of the same
family as those of Bachuil in Lismore, the heredi-
tary keepers of the Staflf of St. Moluag.
Adjoining Achnacrithe ^Mor is Achnamba, once
the property of the Rev. Colin Campbell, the friend
of Sir Isaac Newton, and to whom Newton offered
a Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge.
Writing to Professor Gregory, St. Andrews,
Newton said, 'If Colin Campbell comes to Cam-
bridge he will make children of us all.'
Colin Campbell did not reside at Acha-nam-ba,
but at Fearnach, across Loch Etive, where he had
some charge of a collegiate school famous in its
day. Beyond Achnamba is the priory of Aird-
chattan, in the burying-ground of which is buried
Bishop Carswell. The bishop is buried in a stone
coffin outside what is now the kitchen fireplace of
the Priory. Some years ago, while doing some
repairs to the fireplace, a mason uncovered the
sarcophagus. The skeleton of the bishop was whole,
with all the joints in their places, and measured
full seven feet. He is still remembered as ' Carsal-
lach Mor Charn-asaraidh Tha coig cart na chasan.'
The big Carswell of Carnassary,
There are five quarters in his legs.
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