Associated People: Meek, Professor Donald, Caoles


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.


Newspaper page with mention of Dr Angus MacNiven and Donald Meek, 2012

Page from The Scotsman newspaper in 2012 mentioning Dr Angus MacNiven in an article about a planned film about RD Laing (eminent British psychiatrist). Dr MacNiven had connections with the farm occupied by “Bell Bheag” today. On the reverse is a letter to the editor by Prof. Donald Meek, Caolas, criticising the proposed Teaching Quality Assesment (TQA). Includes photocopies of both articles.


CD of recordings from The Secret Island history conference, Tiree 2013.

CD of recordings from the three-day history conference held at An Talla on 30th May to 1st June 2013, and organised by The Islands Book Trust, Lewis, with An Iodhlann. Includes talks and speeches given by local and visiting experts.


Emails from Donald Meek about Tiree Schools, 2010

Printout of two emails from Professor Emeritus Donald E Meek, Caoles and Glasgow, to Dr John Holliday, An Iodhlann about his memories of and other information about schools on Tiree during the 1950-1970s, and his former Gaelic teacher at Cornaigmore JS School Mr John MacDonald.


Photograph of Donald Meek, Caoles and John M MacDonald in 2010

Colour photograph of Prof. Emeritus Donald E Meek, Caoles and Glasgow, and John M MacDonald, North Uist, who was the Gaelic teacher at Cornaig School in 1962-63. Photo taken in August 2010. (For more information about John MacDonald see 2010.81.1)