Associated People: MacColl, Rev Archibald, Tiree (1746 - 1814)


Information about Coll MacColl of Tiree (1787-1842)

History of Coll MacColl, son of the Rev. Archibald MacColl of Tiree, compiled by Alasdair Roberts in 2013. “As a young man he fathered an illegitimated child in Tiree, went as a gardener to Bishop Ranald MacDonald`s Lismore seminary, became a Catholic and then a priest, undertaking pastoral journeys through the Highlands. Emigrated to Australia after falling out with the Vicar General in Arisaig, dying within 3 weeks of arrival.”

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Photocopied extract `Parish of Tiry` from `The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-99`.

Information about the geography and topography of Tiree, its agriculture and livestock, water mills, climate, diseases and population, fuel, industries and fishing, local customs, education, travel and religion.


Photocopy of book extract `Parish of Tiry` by Rev. Archibald McColl.

Description of the geography of Tiree, its wildlife, minerals, antiquities, climate, diseases, population, fuel, manufactures and fishery, livestock, agriculture, the character and customs of the people, the poor, schools, emigration, ferries, churches.