Associated People: Beveridge, Mr Erskine, Dunfermline (1851 - 1920)


Black & white photograph of Viking accessories found on North Uist. The brooches were from Benbecula, Skellor and Heisker, the ring from Baleshare, and the bone button(?) from Machair Leathann. Re-photographed from Erskine Beveridge’s book ‘North Uist’ by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4).


Twenty-three glass lantern-slides of photographs of Tiree artefacts, people and places, 11 of which were taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA while he was posted at RAF Tiree during WWII, and 12 which were photographed by him from the book ‘Coll and Tiree’ by Erskine Beveridge (marked with a small pencil dot on each paper enclosure). Stored in the third of three archival boxes containing a total of 73 slides. Most of the images are digitised and catalogued separately – see 2017.54.5 for notes.


Printed copies of the Beveridge Diaries 1896-1897: (1) scanned directly from Erskine Beveridge’s notebooks held in the Carnegie Library in Dunfermline, and (2) typed transcripts made by Lesley Ferguson, Head of Collections, RCAHMS. Beveridge travelled around Scotland in the second half of the 19th century, photographing and writing about the places he visited, including Tiree.


Book `Coll & Tiree` by Erskine Beveridge, 1903 edition

1903 edition of the book `Coll & Tiree – their prehistoric forts and ecclesiastical antiquities with notices of ancient remains in the Treshnish Isles` by Erskine Beveridge, with photographs and maps. Book no. 82 of 300 impressions. Written inside the front cover: Presented to “Lachlan Grant, Vallay”.


Photograph of MacArthur`s shop, Scarinish, ca. 1900

Black & white photograph of MacArthur`s shop, Scarinish, including a direction signpost and horse & cart. Taken by Erskine Beveridge during 1896-1901. Original reprint from RCAHMS in Filing Cabinet 9, drawer 3.