Boatbuilders’ wooden clamp belonging to Donald MacIntyre, Gott (1925-2020). Donald used the clamp when building his boat, the ‘Isabella’. After the planks had been steamed, they were tightened by hitting a wooden wedge in at the top of the clamp.
Colour photographic slides of Tiree scenes/people from 1950-1980
Eight colour slides (card mounted) of scenes from Tiree 1964-1979. Three colour slides (glass mounted) of people and horses at a cattle show in 1956. Slip of paper with handwritten notes about some of the slides. Annotations include: Flora`s Mum & Dad? – 1965; D & Nan MacLean 8/79; Ian Brown, Balephuil and horse; cattle show; 12/64 Pier Head Calum Salum, `Ian`, Don McIntyre; 21/64 Old Post Office – new van; Cattle Show, Alex McNeil, 1956; 24 Old Post Office, 4 vans & 3 postmen; 35/64 Donald Lamont, landing off Claymore; Donald MacLean and `Morag`; “To the Lean-To”.
Clydesdale horse shoe made by Donald MacIntyre of Gott.
Clydesdale horse shoe made by Donald MacIntyre of Gott in 2001 to bring luck to new extension to An Iodhlann. Donald has the last working smiddy on Tiree.
Donald MacIntyre and Lady Dawn
Photograph of Donald MacIntyre with his Clydesdale mare Lady Dawn of Gott.
Courtesy of Mrs Claudia Ferguson-Smyth
Donald MacIntyre was photographed with his Clydesdale mare Lady Dawn of Gott in the summer of 2006 by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth. Dawn is looking somewhat dejected. She has been tormented by clegs (horse-flies); the lumps from their bites can be seen on her flanks.
Donald has bred Clydesdale horses for nearly seventy years and exhibited them regularly at the Highland Show at Ingleston outside Edinburgh. He once won fourth prize for a three-year-old mare in the 1970s and enjoyed competing in the horse-shoeing events.
From a long line of blacksmiths in Gott, Donald has always made and fitted the shoes for his own horses. Before the days of tractors he used to go to Coll every March and November for about a fortnight to shoe horses and repair farm implements. His is the last working smithy on Tiree.
Colour photograph of Donald MacIntyre of Gott with his Clydesdale mare Lady taken in the summer of 2006.
Donald MacIntyre of Gott with his Clydesdale mare Lady photographed in the summer of 2006 by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth.
Minidisk recording of Donald MacIntyre, Gott talking to Maggie Campbell in November 2005.
Donald MacIntyre, Gott talks to Maggie Campbell in November 2005 about horses, their well-being, mares and foals.
Audio cassette recording of Donald MacIntyre of Gott talking to Hector MacPhail of Ruaig in March 1998.
Donald MacIntyre of Gott talks to Hector MacPhail of Ruaig in March 1998 and tells several anecdotes about people in Scarinish and elsewhere covering topics such as tobacco, eggs, boats and fishing.