Associated People: Grant, Mr Duncan, Ruaig

2011.15.13

Photograph of Catriona Smythe hand cheque for genealogical research to Duncan Grant

Colour photograph of Catriona Smythe handing a cheque for £1,360 from Louise MacDougall of the `Friends of Tyree Genie-ology` project (in memory of Gene MacKinnon) to Duncan Grant in June 2010. Dr John Holliday is standing. Original stored in filing cabinet 9, drawer 3.

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2010.53.27

Transcript of audio recordings AC351 & AC352 made by Nanette Mitchell

Typed transcript of audio minidisk recordings (AC351 & AC352) of Angus MacLean, Scarinish, Duncan Grant, Ruaig, Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, and Dr John Holliday, Baugh, talking in 2004 about the old days in Caoles. Transcribed by Nanette Mitchell.

2008.99.1.1

Map of Caoles – Families

Map of Caoles which goes along with the audio cassettes of Angus MacLean, Scarinish talking to Dr. John Holliday in June 2004 about Caoles families in the 1881 census, with Duncan Grant and Alasdair Sinclair. (2 cassettes)

2008.100.1.1

1881 Census Material – Caoles

1881 Census Material for Caoles – goes along with the map of Caoles and audio cassettes of Mr Angus MacLean talking to Dr. Holliday about Caoles families. There is also a transcription and floppy disc available to go along with this. (All are catalogued seperately)

2008.87.1.1

Selection of photographs from Alasdair Sinclair`s Retirement from An Iodhlann in 2008

Five photographs of An Iodhlann staff and committee members at Alasdair Sinclair`s retirement from the Board of An Iodhlann: (1) left to right are; Mr Alasdair Sinclair, Miss Mary MacKinnon and Mr. Bernard Smith, (2) left to right are; Ms. Catriona McLeod, Mr.Duncan Grant, Ms. ?, and Mr, Johnny Johnston, (3) left to right are; Mr Alasdair Sincalir, Dr. John Holliday, Mr Duncan Grant and Ms. ?, (4) left to right are; Mrs Pat Campbell, Mrs Janet MacIntosh, Mr Alasdair Sinclair, Mr. Johnny Johnston, Mrs Margaret Campbell, Ms. Catriona McLeod, Mr Duncan Grant & Dr. John Holliday, (5) left to right are; Mrs Pat Campbell, Mrs Mairi Campbell, Mr. Duncan Grant, Miss Kate England, Mrs. Josie Brown, Mr. Alasdair Sinclair & Mr. Steve Thompson.

2006.64.1

MD recording of the first part of a talk about Tiree lore in An Talla on 31/3/2006.

Talk in An Talla on 31st March 2006 about Tiree lore, introduced by Dr Margaret MacKay and featuring, among others, Angus MacLean of Scarinish, Dr John Holliday, Duncan Grant of Ruaig and Alasdair Sinclair of Brock. (Continued on AC405)

2004.204.1

Mini-disk recording of Duncan Grant and Alasdair Sinclair of Ruaig talking to Dr John Holliday in November 2004 in An Iodhlann.

Duncan Grant of Ruaig and Alasdair Sinclair of Brock talk to Dr John Holliday in November 2004 in An Iodhlann about Ruaig school in the 1930s and crofters in Ruaig. (Continued on AC363)

2004.204.2

Mini-disk recording of Duncan Grant and Alasdair Sinclair of Ruaig talking to Dr John Holliday in November 2004 in An Iodhlann.

(Continued from AC362) Duncan Grant of Ruaig and Alasdair Sinclair of Brock talk to Dr John Holliday in November 2004 in An Iodhlann about Ruaig school in the 1930s and crofters in Ruaig.

2004.91.1

Two old men over a hundred

Sound clip in English of Angus MacLean telling a humorous anecdote about two old men over a hundred.

Courtesy of Mr Angus MacLean

In a discussion about families living in Caoles in 1881 recorded by Dr John Holliday in June 2004, Angus MacLean of Scarinish tells a humorous anecdote about two old men in Caoles to Alasdair Sinclair and Duncan Grant.

At the time of the story, the two men – Iain MacLean and Ruaraidh MacDonald – were both over a hundred years old. Caoles was mainly unfenced and, despite his age, Iain’s job was to keep the animals within the township boundaries and out of the crops. This was not without precedent.

The Statistical Account of the 1790s recorded ten islanders over ninety and one over a hundred. ‘The Tiry-man above 100, was allowed to be 106, at his death, in spring last. Except for the last 7 years he supported himself and wife by herding. His liveliness appeared to the last, not only by walking but dancing.’