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  • Thomas G. Mungall, III

    Thomas G. Mungall, III June 5, 2006, 4:24 p.m. (Message 45456)

    Revisit Mellenish was google failed me!!! (Mellenish/Mellinish)

    A recent post from a friend in Scotland states:
    "The Braes of Mellinish was composed by the late Pipe Major John MacDonald
    from Melness (Gaelic word is Mealainis), Sutherland. He was in the Scots
    Guards and was one of the youngest Pipe Majors ever to serve in the British
    Yours aye,
    Tom Mungall
    Baton Rouge, La, USA
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Thomas G. Mungall, III" <>
    > It could be one of those instances where the tune and or the
    > dance is more famous than the place. I have found a number of instances
    > (especially with Scotland) where a place name is not found on Google or
    > other search engine. I found an entry on this page:
    > for a  Marion MELLINISH.
    > So, one can induct that there may in fact be a place name Mellinish.
    > However, correspondence with Undiscovered Scotland got this response:
    > "We've got a searchable Ordnance Survey 1:50K digital map of the whole of
    > Scotland, and it doesn't include either name or any close variant we
    > tried."
    > I hope that helps!
    > Tom Mungall
    > Baton Rouge, La, USA

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