Associated People: Boyd, Mr Alan, Balephuil

2014.100.1

Copy of `Cuairt Litir` – newsletter of the Friends of Thatched Houses, 1987

Copy of the first edition of the newsletter of the `Friends of Thatched Houses`, edited by Alec MacArthur, Heylipol. One article is of a series of photographs of `Roofing a New Barn in Tiree (July 1985)` (probably Scarinish), including Hector Brown and Murdoch MacLean, while another article is in Gaelic about the old houses of Tiree by Alan Boyd. The group was set up to aid perservation and restoration of traditional thatched houses in the Hebrides. Most members were from Tiree.

2013.123.1

Information about the tradition of `Lining Out` the Psalm at Church services pre-1940

Composition by Ailean Boyd about the tradition of `Lining Out the Psalm` in Tiree churches, whereby the precentor chants out each line before it is sung collectively by the congregation. It appears to have come to an end in the mid- to late-1930s. Includes a ‘Short Note’ on the subject published in Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal, Vol. 4, 2014, and notes about the correct name for Heylipol.

2013.73.8

CD of recordings from The Secret Island history conference, Tiree 2013.

CD of recordings from the three-day history conference held at An Talla on 30th May to 1st June 2013, and organised by The Islands Book Trust, Lewis, with An Iodhlann. Includes talks and speeches given by local and visiting experts.

2012.115.3

Peter-dum-dick toy

Child`s toy made of the iron heel of a hob-nailed boot, twisted string and short length of wood. Known as a `Peter-dum-dick` and possibly used as a catapult or for making clacking noises. Presented to Alan Boyd by Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, around 1985.

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Tiree in 100 Objects – 61 – Toys

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

2012.115.5

Dissertation on Tiree Gaelic by Alan Boyd, 2018.

Dissertation on the differences between Tiree Gaelic and `standard` Gaelic, by Alan Boyd, Isle of Lewis. Alphabetically lists and describes words that are known to differ on Tiree. Includes a paradigm of irregular verbs as conjugated according to the Tiree vernacular, phonological differences between and within islands, and maps showing patterns of isogloss in the western isles.

Author’s note: “I would stipulate that anyone who wishes to use the information (be it from the electronic form or the original hard copy presented to An Iodhlann in 2011), would acknowledge such in writing.”

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