Associated People: Meek, Professor Donald, Caoles

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2019.76.2

Softback book ‘Seòl mo Bheatha – Turas eadar Croit is Eilean is Oilthigh‘ by Dòmhnall Eachann Meek, 2019. Autobiography in Gaelic of Donald Meek’s life on croft, island and university, from his birth in 1949 to the present day. Donald was brought up at ‘Coll View’, Caoles. Signed by Donald to An Iodhlann.

2019.76.1

Softback book ‘Shore Lines – word pictures from an island’ by Donald E Meek, 2019. A collection of verse in English composed by Donald Meek, Caoles, about his life on Tiree from the 1950s to the present. Signed by Donald for An Iodhlann.

2014.115.14

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 446, 10/07/2009

Local news: school awards and ceremony with guest speakers Prof. Donald Meek and Johnny MacKenzie; RAF pilot, and son of one of the owners of the Scarinish Hotel, dies in Tornado crash; wedding of Edinburgh couple; Tiree Open golf competition; An Iodhlann’s article ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’ about schools; a peom by Alex MacLean; Soaghal nan Gaidheal / Life of the Gael 2009 photographic competition for children; community Powerdown project; Access & Conservation Officer, Alison Spence takes up her post; Chairman’s report for Tiree Renewable Energy Ltd; Tiree Regatta schedule; planned crofting reform bill meeting; re-furbished Co-op re-opened by school children; forthcoming Agricultural Show; new artwork in Dorinda Johnson’s gallery; local band Skippinish to release live album; Argyll College train staff of the Cobbled Cow and Elephant’s End restaurants; announcement of Tiree Art Enterprises’ annual exhibition.

2014.115.11

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 443, 29/05/2009

Local news: Tiree’s voluntary firefighters; Tiree 10K success; blind art exhibition to raise funds for Baugh Church re-development; Windsurfing club swim clinic; vacancy for Tiree Ranger/Access Officer; new prescription forms from Baugh surgery; acknowledgment of Prof. Donald Meek; dinghy sailing course; visit by/to Spirit of Adventure cruise ship; reporter’s notes about the exasperation of locals to visitors’ careless driving; notice of public consultation for draft Crofting Reform Bill; composting tips; letter responding to a criticism of the ‘Cows for Africa’ sponsorship drive; request for helpers for An Talla.

2017.77.1

Collection of 18 articles by Rhoda Meek, Caoles, extracted from Gaelic language magazine Cothrom, issues 29-59, 2001 onwards, one article by Hector MacDougall about Coll heroes (Cothrom 40), one by Rev Hector Cameron about the building of Island House and collecting peat from Coll (Cothrom 42), and another about a storm which cut Coll into three and Tiree into seven (Cothrom 41). In Gaelic with English translations.

2017.66.1

Softback book ‘Sreathan anns a’ Ghainmhich – bàrdachd, duanagan is òrain’ le Dòmhnall Eachann Meek, 2017. ‘Lines in the Sand’ is a collection of 136 poetry, rhymes and songs  written by Professor Emeritus Donald E Meek (Falkirk and Caoles), inspired by the people and places of Tiree. 266 pages entirely in Gaelic.

2017.52.2

Softback book ‘In Search of Colmcille: The Legacy of St Columba in Ireland and Scotland’, Islands Book Trust, 2015.

This volume contains chapters – in English, Scots Gaelic and Irish Gaeilge – from two conferences organised by the Islands Book Trust in Lewis and Donegal on the theme of Columba – his life and legacy. Includes a chapter by Donald Meek ‘St Columba and ‘Celtic Christianity’, with references to Tiree. (Pages 34 – 45)

1997.274.2

Softback book ‘Togail Tìr: Marking Time: The Map of the Western Isles’ edited by Finlay MacLeod, 1989.A collection of essays and illustrations on maps and map-making, with particular reference to the Western Isles, including Tiree on some of the maps.

Inscription inside front cover reads ‘Gu Iain Holliday, Leis gach deagh dhùrachd bho Dhòmhnall Meek 3/9/90.’

 

 

2015.24.1

DVD of TV programme Cairdeas Cogaidh in Gaelic and English, featuring Prof. Donald Meek documenting the life and death of his relative, John MacDonald of Caoles, and John ‘Jock’ Stewart who served with John MacDonald in France when John was killed in action in 1917. Donald begins with papers kept in his family’s home in Caoles for 100 years, then travels to John’s grave in France, and on to Africa where Jock lived and worked as a vet.

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