Associated People: Beck, Mr Robert, Ruaig (1926 - 2014)

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Article in the Scots Magazine by Peter Myres recalling his maritime adventures around Tiree in 2009. Titled ‘Boat Daft on Tiree’ he writes about the ferries and puffers and a trip to Coll. Includes colour photographs of Travee from Balephuil, the ferry Claymore in 1962, hoisting a old Alvis car from the Claymore, the puffer Lascar, and Sheena Beck, Ruaig, with her children Drew, Robin and Margaret in 1962. Pages 408-412.

2015.1.5

Photograph of a wedding party on Coll, in the late 1960s

Black & white photograph of a wedding party being led along the pier road on Coll by piper Robert Beck, in the late 1960s. Photographed by Geoffrey Cole, Oban. Formerly mounted with a 1970 calendar insert. (Original photograph and mount/calendar stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1).

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2015.1.8

Book `Ferries in Scotland`, 1988

Softback book `Ferries in Scotland` by Marie Weir about the development of communicaitons in Scotland, over 400 ferry sites, ferryman`s way of life, and difficulties faced. Tiree is mentioned on page 157, with regard to inducing the ferryman at Scarinish to provide a competitive service.

2015.1.11

Three academic papers regarding grey seals, 1959-61

Three reprints of papers written by John Morton Boyd (and others), Balephuil/Edinburgh, from the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London, regarding the biology of grey seals in the Hebrides: (1)The breeding colony of grey seals on North Rona, 1959; (2) Observations on the grey seal at North Rona in 1960; (3) The grey seal in the Outer Hebrides in October 1961. Each is marked as belonging to Robert Beck, Ruaig.

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Photograph of Robert Beck with four young pipers in 2000

Colour photograph of Robert Beck at the Senior Citizens` Party in the Tiree Lodge Hotel on 15 Dec. 2000, surrounded by young pipers. L-R: Kenneth MacKinnon, David Hunter, Robert Beck, Ben Williams, Martin Gillespie. On the reverse of the photograph is written “Mr Beck and his boys”. (Original photograph stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1).

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