Associated People: MacInnes, Mr Alasdair, Ruaig


Two DVDs (part 1 and part 2) of a Channel 4 documentary ‘Edgeland’, produced in 1986, about new crofting legislation, the Crofters Commission and the future and history of crofting in the Highlands and islands. Topics include the Crofters’ War, peat cutting, mussel and salmon farming, fishing, forestry, the Cruachan Dam, the Invergordon smelter and the Outer Hebrides.

Part 1 includes footage of Tiree and interviews with local crofters Alec MacArthur, Heylipol, and Alastair MacInnes, Ruaig, and one with Peter Fairweather, the factor for Argyll Estates. With scenes of Balephetrish, hay-making, sheep shearing, a sheep sale at the old auction mart at Crossapol Farm, Balemartine, the airport, plane and fire service, Balephuil and Ruaig.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 420, 5/7/08

Local news including Highland Show success for Ruaig and Heylipol farms; interview with Gordon Connell, Crossapol; MBE for CalMac`s Eric Ruthven; forthcoming Feis Thiriodh; RSPB information; `Gaelic Onboard` sessions on CalMac ferries; primary 6/7 school trip to central Scotland; Ena Kerr – new president of the Tiree Association; merit prize awarded to Eoghann M MacLean, Tiree High School; Tiree Agricultural Show home industries schedule.


Colour photograph of P6/7 at the airport in 1994-5.

P6/7 with Airport Manager Alasdair MacInnes in front of an airport fire engine in 1994-5. L-R: (back) Helen Boyd, Cornaigmore; Karen MacArthur, Caoles; Shona MacMillan, Bank House; Suzi MacArthur, Caoles; Calum Williams, Kirkapol; Angus John MacKechnie, Crossapol; Iain Brown, Cornaigbeg; Peter MacLeod, Heylipol; Airport Manager Alasdair MacInnes, Ruaig; (front) Donald Mackinnon, Vaul; Hannah Williams, Balemartine; Lyndsay Monaghan, Heanish; Christina Cameron, Balevullin; David Hunter, Cornaigmore; Christopher Gillespie, Crossapol.



Printed hand-out for Tiree Airport`s Open Day in 2001

Printed information for Tiree Airport`s Open Day in 2001 with description of the airport personnel, a brief history of the airport and two pages of photocopied photographs of service and wartime aircraft.


Audio cassette recording of Alasdair MacInnes of Ruaig talking to Maggie Campbell in September 2001.

Alasdair MacInnes of Ruaig talks to Maggie Campbell in September 2001 about his work at the airport, CAA standards and training, daily runway inspections, the paperwork involved, the staff required, checks on the fire engines and equipment, the weather, the runways, emergencies, training simulations and the importance of the air link to islanders.


Video recordings of TV programmes about crofting on Tiree, 1985-86

VHS video of recordings of two TV programmes about crofting on Tiree: (1) (Track 3) STV`s `Scotland Today – The Crofter`s Way` recorded in 1985 about crofting in Tiree and featuring Ailig MacArthur of Heylipol, crofters John and Hugh MacKinnon, thatchers Alexander MacNeil and Hector Brown, Jean MacKay of Balemartine and Janice Monaghan of Heanish, crofters Lachie MacKinnon of Parkhouse and Alastair MacInnes of Ruaig, and teacher Margaret MacKay, (2) (Track 3) Extract from Channel 4`s `Edgeland` recorded in 1986 (?) about crofting in the Highlands and Islands and featuring Tiree with Ailig MacArthur of Heylipol and Alastair MacInnes of Ruaig.


Compilation of video clips regarding Tiree, around 1985-2000

Compilation VHS cassette tape of 6 video clips related to Tiree in Gaelic & English, from the belongings of Jim MacIntyre; (1) Tiree Windsurfing on STV in 1989. (00:00:00 – 00:21:35) (Jim MacIntyre Video No 31), (2) `Edgeland` 1986 with cofting on Tiree, lamb sales and interviews with Alec MacArthur and Alasdair MacInnes. (00:21:35 – 00:31:44) (Jim MacIntyre Video No 55), (3) Tiree Feis 1996 (00:31:44 – 01:01:23) (Jim MacIntyre Video No 60), (4) `Aite Mo Ghaoil` 1993 with Wilma Kennedy, footage of Tiree and interviews with Peigi Chaimbeul, Floraidh Nic Phail and Uisdean MacIlleathain. (01:01:23 – 01:26:39) (Jim MacIntyre Video No 80), (5) Touring Tiree in a Car. (01:26:39 – 01:27:22) (Jim MacIntyre Video No 120), (6) Burns Lunch at Tiree High School in 1993. (01:27:11 – 01:42:27) (Jim MacIntyre Video No 117).