Associated People: MacPhail, Mr Hector, Ruaig (1945 - 2000)

1998.44.5

Township history for Scarinish researched and written by Hector MacPhail.

Information about smacks and schooners owned in Tiree, Scarinish pier, the Scarinish MacLeans, MacDonalds and MacFadyens, and master mariners.

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1998.44.3

Township history for Cornaigbeg researched and written by Hector MacPhail.

Information about prominent people in Cornaigbeg – Rev Archibald Farquharson, Charles MacGregor Whyte, the MacLeans, MacEacherns, MacCallums and Campbells.

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1998.44.6

Township history for Soay, Brock, Ruaig and Salum researched and written by Hector MacPhail.

Information about Soay and about prominent families in Brock, Ruaig and Salum – the MacKinnons/Sinclairs, Lamonts, MacLeans, MacLeods and MacInneses.

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1998.44.4

Township history for Gott and Earnal researched and written by Hector MacPhail.

Information about prominent families in Gott and Earnal – MacLeans, MacKinnons, MacIntyres and MacDonalds.

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1997.239.1

Audio cassette recording of Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, interviewed by Hector MacPhail in Barrapol on 13/10/1995.

Hugh MacLean (Eòghann Dhòmhnaill Eòghainn Mhòr) of Barrapol talks to Hector MacPhail in 1997 about his family’s genealogy; the Reverends MacKinnon, MacArthur, MacNiven, MacLean and MacDonald of Barrapol and Sandaig and Cameron of Kilmoluaig; sea-faring experiences, Captains Angus Lamont – composer of the song `Lag na Cruachan` – and Donald MacArthur of Milton; the family of author Alistair MacLean; John MacLean, the Balemartine bard, and bard Donald MacKechnie; pottery, stirrups found in Balevullin machair and graveyards. Tha Eòghann Dhòmhnaill Eòghainn Mhòir a Goirtean Dòmhnall a’ bruidhinn ri Eachann MhicPhàil ann an 1997 mu shloinntearachd a’ theaglaich; na ministearan MhicFhionghain, MhicArtair, MhicGhilleNaomh, MhicIllEathain agus MhicDhòmhnaill a Goirtean Dòmhnall agus Sanndaig, agus na Camshronaich a Cill Moluaig; cleachdaidhean fairge, sgiobairean Aonghas MacLaomuinn – a sgrìobh an t-òran Lag na Cruachan – agus Dòmhnall MhicArtair a Milton; teaghlach Alasdair MhicIllEathain an sgrìobhadair; Iain MacIlleathain, bàrd Bhaile Mhàrtainn, agus Dòmhnall ’IcEacharna; crèadhadaireachd agus stiorapan a chaidh fhaotainn ann am machair agus cladhan Bhaile Mhuilinn.

1997.240.1

Audio cassette recording of Alasdair Sinclair of Greenhill, Hugh MacLean of Barrapol and Hector MacPhail of Ruaig recorded by Dr John Holliday on 9/11/1995.

Angus and Hugh MacLean, Hector MacPhail, Alasdair Sinclair and Dr John Holliday ceilidh in Greenhill in November 1995 and discuss the genealogy of the MacLeans of Rossdhu, Cornaig and Middleton and the MacDonalds of Kilmoluaig, the poems of William MacPhail of Croish and of John MacDonald of Heanish, the genealogy of the MacKinnons of Odhnasgair (Orisgeal), fiddler and clarsach player Kate Orisgeal; Hector and Hugh tell sea-faring stories and Alasdair quotes numerous riddles. Tha Aonghas agus Eòghann MhicIllEathain, Eachann MhicPhàil, Alasdair Mac na Cearda agus an Dotair Iain Holliday air chèilidh ann an Grianail anns an t-Samhain 1995, a’ rannsachaidh sloinnearachd muinntir MhicIllEathain a Rossdhu, Còrnaig agus am Baile Meadhanach agus na Dòmhnallaich a Cill Moluaig, òrain Uilleam Mhic Phàil as a’ Chrois agus Iain Dòmhnallach a Hianais, sloinntearachd clann MhicFhionghain a Odhrasgair, Ceit Odhrasgair, cluicheadair fidheall agus clàrsach; tha Eachann agus Eòghann ag innse sgeulachdan fairge agus Alasdair a’ cur iomadach toimhseachan orra.

1997.241.1

Audio cassette recording of a ceilidh with Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill.

Ceilidh with Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, Hugh MacLean, Barrapol and Hector MacPhail, Ruaig, including sea-going stories; sea birds for human consumption; home-cured bacon; a humorous song called `Highland Paddy`; a selection of tunes played on the chanter; the first radio sets on Tiree; the shop in Sandaig; Gaelic riddles, sayings and proverbs; the miller`s family; the MacFadyen family in Kenovay.

2000.7.2.1

Magazine articles `Tiree Portfolio` and `Gott Bay Pier, Isle of Tiree` from Caledonian MacBrayne staff magazine `Brayne Waves`, 1997

(1) `Tiree Portfolio` was written with contributions from Hector MacPhail and records which boats served Tiree, their captains, cargo handling methods, and improvements at the Pier, (2) `Gott Bay Pier, Isle of Tiree` was written by Alexander MacArthur, (Balemartine) who worked on the SS Hebrides. He gives an account of cargo handling including cattle and vehicles.