Information from the Scottish Records Office dated 1986 regarding crofter agitation on Tiree in 1886.
Letter from Murdo MacDonald, archivist at the Scottish Records Office, dated 24/2/1986 to Sandy MacKinnon of Crossapol about his query regarding crofter agitation on Tiree in 1886, detailing the action raised by the Duke of Argyll, the trial and verdict and the cost of copies of the High Court Minute Book.
Black and white photograph of the Tiree Association Sports Day in 1932.
Tiree Association Sports Day in 1932. L-R: (front) Alasdair MacKinnon, Donald the Plumber’s cousin; Donald MacKinnon the Plumber; . Ann MacKinnon, Donald the Plumber’s cousin; visitor of Donald MacIntyre; Flora MacArthur; Margaret Sinclair, Greenhill; (middle row) Mary MacKinnon, Kilkenneth; Ina Sinclair, sister of Margaret (6); Mary MacKinnon, Glasgow; Peggy MacDonald; Walter Hume; Mary Ann Campbell (Hume); Jessie Straker; Ina MacBain; Jessie Campbell; Iain Kennedy, Fort William; unknown; Lachie MacDonald, piper, Balemartine; Alasdair Kennedy, Mary Straker’s father; Eòghann Iain MacDonald, Kilkenneth; (back row) unknown; unknown; unknown; unknown; unknown; unknown; Alex Campbell, Mannal; unknown; Hugh Campbell; Sandy MacKinnon (Sandy Ghobhainn).
Black and white photograph of the Tiree Hall Committee in the 1950s or 60s.
Tiree hall Committee in the 1950s or 60s. L-R: (front) John Fletcher, teacher at Cornaig; Flora MacArthur, Sandaig; Mary MacKinnon (Mairi Katina); (back) Roland Robertson, Uist, teacher at Heylipol; John Gault, Co-op manager; Hugh MacLean, Salum; Iain MacKinnon, Ruaig; Sandy MacKinnon (Sandy a` Ghobhainn); Hector J. C. Campbell.
Local news including the plummeting sales prices for stock, the closure of the petrol pumps at Balemartine and the pierhead, the loss of the senior teacher of the Gaelic unit at the school, report from the Tiree Working Group on fishing, tourism and leisure, crofting and farming, the new waiting room at the surgery, obituary for Dolly Cameron and Balevullin – part 8 by Sandy MacKinnon.
Local news including concerns over the state of the pierhead, dental hygiene in Argyll, Moss – part 3 by Sandy MacKinnon, lamb and cattle sales, Tiree entrants to the Mod, and news from the gardening and regatta clubs.
Local news including the proposed community buy-out of Sruthan Stores, the possibility of leasing the petrol pumps at the Crofters, continuing sales of petrol at Balemartine, report from the GP about radioactive material from Sellafield on the west coast, Kilmoluaig – part 1 by Sandy MacKinnon and a breakdown of Tiree`s population by age.
Local news including a request for nominations to the Community Council, MP`s call for lower ferry fares for residents, article by Development Officer Donneil Kennedy, the feis, Hough – part 1 by Sandy MacKinnon and the timetable for the school and post bus runs.
Local news including the crisis in local organisations due to lack of public support for the hall committee and the School Board, also the collapse of the livestock section of the agricultural show, corncrakes by Andy Knight, RSPB and Kilmoluaig – part 2 by Sandy MacKinnon.
Local news including complaints about CalMac, the EU`s Integrated Administration and Control System, the disposal of animal carcasses, corncrakes, Kilkenneth 1 by Sandy MacKinnon, Council Tax charges for second homes, the weather and news from the dentist, the Crofters Union, the youth and golf clubs.