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


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.


Photograph of four pipers piping a farewell to ferry passengers in 2006

Colour photograph of L-R: Robert Beck, Ruaig; Iain MacKinnon, Parkhouse ; Angus MacPhail, Ruaig; Coinneach MacKinnon, Balinoe, piping off attendees of the A` Bhuain homecoming at the ferry in spring 2006. Original held on CD in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1.



Booklet `Milkit Four Times in the Day` 2012

Booklet about the history of agriculture on Tiree, with reference to livestock, sales, cattle shows, vets, animal health, butchers, hens, potatoes, bulbs, seaweed and Gaelic words. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.


Photograph of a group of school children with pony and dog on the machair in 1971

Colour photograph of a group of school children with a prize shield, Eriskay pony `Dapple` and a Labrador dog on the machair in May 1971. L-R standing at back: Drew Beck (P7, the Vet`s son), Duncan McPhee (P6, Mary T`s son); standing 2nd row from back Mairi McPherson (the teacher`s daughter), Alexander McFadyen (pier); middle row seated Jane Weatherston (P7, dentist), Christine Calvert (P6, doctor), Alison Petrie (P6, Scarinish Hotel), Jennifer McFadyen (pier); front row seated Neil McLean, David Weatherston (dentist), Lena McNeil (Scarinish), Jacqueline McFadyen (P7, pier), Mrs McPherson (teacher, her husband was the Headmaster at Cornaigmore). Drew Beck rode his pony to school each day.



Photograph of the Tiree Pipe Band on the ferry to Tobermory/Oban ca. 1975

Colour photograph of the Tiree Pipe Band on the ferry to Tobermory/Oban around 1975. L-R: Lachie MacFadyen, Kenovay, Neil MacPhail, Kirkapol, Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, Hector Campbell, Cornaigbeg, Pipe Major Robert Beck, Ruaig (wearing sash), Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, Willie MacLean, Balinoe, Anne Sinclair (back to camera). (original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)