Photograph of Iain MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, holding a framed photograph of himself ploughing with horses
Colour photograph of Iain MacKinnon (Iain Chaluim Iain Bhan) holding a framed colour photograph outside his house `Cnoc Bhiosta`/Kilmoluaig House in the 1990s. The photograph is of himself as a younger man (ca. 1970) with his two-horse plough in a field nearby. It would take him three days to plough the field.
Photograph of Iain MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, with a horse-drawn plough ca. 1970
Colour photograph taken in 2011 of a close up of a framed photograph belonging to Iain MacKinnon (Iain Chaluim Iain Bhan) of Cnoc Bhiosta/Kilmoluaig House. The photograph shows Iain plouging with his two-horse plough at Kilmoluaig around 1970. It would take three days to complete.
Photograph of Cnoc Bhiosta, Kilmoluaig after re-thatching in 2006
Colour photograph of `Cnoc Bhiosta`/Kilmoluaig House after it was re-thatched in 2005/2006. By that time ownership had passed from the family of Iain MacKinnon (Iain Chaluim Iain Bhan) to Ian Aitkens, who restored it.
Photograph of two men (MacKinnons?) outside Kilmoluaig House ca. 1980
Black & white photograph (possibly) of brothers Iain and Hugh MacKinnon at the well outside Kilmoluaig House `Cnoc Bhiosta` around 1980. Iain and Hugh were sons of Calum MacKinnon (Chaluim Iain Bhan) who also lived there.
Photograph of Iain MacKinnon (Iain Chaluim Iain Bhan), Netta Gunn & John Gunn in 1990
Colour photograph of L-R: Iain MacKinnon, Netta Gunn and John Gunn sitting by the fireplace in Iain`s house `Cnoc Bhiosta`/Kilmoluaig House in 1990. Iain was the son of Chaluim Iain Bhan, and John was brought up in the house.
British pattern Martini-Henry socket bayonet and ply-wood & brass scabbard found hidden in the thatched roof of `Cnoc Bhiosta`, Kilmoluaig, by Ian & Sue Atkins during re-thatching around 2005. For use with the .450″ calibre Martini-Henry single-shot rifle made famous during the Zulu Wars. Manufactured in 1876 and used into the early 1900s. The bayonet has a triangular blade which was banned by the Geneva Convention after WWI because of the irreparable injury that it inflicted. It is not known how the bayonet came to be hidden in the thatch, although the brother of Calum Iain `Bhan` MacKinnon (who once lived in the house) was in the Canadian army in the early 1900s, and may have brought the bayonet to Tiree during a holiday with Calum. Texts identifying the bayonet are stored in filing cabinet 9, drawer 3.
Short sword with brass handle and metal scabbard with belt loop, that could also be fitted to a rifle and used as a bayonet. Thought to be of French design from the late 1700s-mid 1800s – the slightly sigmoid blade is thought to be Asian influenced. Found hidden in the thatched roof of `Cnoc Bhiosta`, Kilmoluaig, by Ian & Sue Atkins during re-thatching around 2005. It is not known how the sword bayonet came to be hidden in the thatch, although the brother of Calum Iain `Bhan` MacKinnon (who once lived in the house) was in the Canadian army (hence French weapons) in the early 1900s, and may have brought the sword to Tiree during a holiday with Calum.
Photograph of Calum MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig and Cathie Gunn, ca 1980s
Colour photograph of Calum (Iain Bhan) MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig and Cathie Gunn sitting in front of the fire in Calum`s house during the 1980s. Calum`s house was the last without electricity on the island – he never wanted it.