Associated People: Sinclair, Mr Alasdair, Brock (1923 - 2009)


Assorted family trees belonging to Alasdair Sinclair, Brock (1923-2009).

Eight handwritten family trees made by Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, in 1998, regarding his family and ancestors, listed as descendents of: Archibald MacKinnon `Gilleasbuig Mor` (b.1767); Fingon MacKinnon, Salum, (1795-1859); Archibald MacKinnon `Gilleasbuig Og`, Ruaig, (b. 1785); Charles MacKinnon (1838-1926); Donald MacKinnon, Ruaig (1796-1870); Donald MacIntyre, Kirkapol (1737-1800).


Gaelic play `Beitidh` by Mairi A. Chaimbeul / Mary A Campbell (nee MacKinnon; b. 1888), Balevullin.

Manuscript in booklet form for a play in Gaelic and English titled `Beitidh`. Written by Mairi A. Chaimbeul of Heylipol and Balevullin. Mary was born in 1888 in Heylipol, the daughter of the ground officer. She became a teacher in Glasgow and married Captain Alexander Campbell in 1924, then retired to Balevullin. ‘Beitidh’ was the first of three plays written by her. Annotated with handwritten Gaelic and English, probably by Alasdair Sinclair, Brock.


Hand-made poster for “Bothan Seonaige” – Janet`s Bothy/Shop, ca. 1970

Hand-made poster for fictitious shop `Bothan Seonaige` – Janet`s Bothy, listing in Gaelic items that can be bought, such as whiskys `Each Crubach` – Black Horse, and `Glè Bhochd` – Very Poor, and unusual items ceann gropaig – sheep`s head, and cung fhuasgladh – laxative. Made by Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, ca 1970. Unknown purpose.


Collection of 13 postcards of historical views of Tiree

13 postcards bearing black & white photographs of historical views of Tiree collected by Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, including Brock, Vaul bay, Scarinish, Balephuil, Crossapol, Balemartine, Cornaigmore School and Hynish. Several have stamps (1911, 1952, 1957, 1961). The photographs have been accessioned separately.


Transcript of audio recordings AC351 & AC352 made by Nanette Mitchell

Typed transcript of audio minidisk recordings (AC351 & AC352) of Angus MacLean, Scarinish, Duncan Grant, Ruaig, Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, and Dr John Holliday, Baugh, talking in 2004 about the old days in Caoles. Transcribed by Nanette Mitchell.


Collection of letters from Alastair Sinclair, Brock, to his mother while he was working in South Africa 1963-65

Collection of letters from Alastair Sinclair, Brock, to his mother while he was working and living in South Africa. Re-typed and bound into a booklet by Alastair`s niece, Mary Henderson, in 2009. Includes photos of people and places, and newspaper cuttings. (two copies)


Selection of photographs from Alasdair Sinclair`s Retirement from An Iodhlann in 2008

Five photographs of An Iodhlann staff and committee members at Alasdair Sinclair`s retirement from the Board of An Iodhlann: (1) left to right are; Mr Alasdair Sinclair, Miss Mary MacKinnon and Mr. Bernard Smith, (2) left to right are; Ms. Catriona McLeod, Mr.Duncan Grant, Ms. ?, and Mr, Johnny Johnston, (3) left to right are; Mr Alasdair Sincalir, Dr. John Holliday, Mr Duncan Grant and Ms. ?, (4) left to right are; Mrs Pat Campbell, Mrs Janet MacIntosh, Mr Alasdair Sinclair, Mr. Johnny Johnston, Mrs Margaret Campbell, Ms. Catriona McLeod, Mr Duncan Grant & Dr. John Holliday, (5) left to right are; Mrs Pat Campbell, Mrs Mairi Campbell, Mr. Duncan Grant, Miss Kate England, Mrs. Josie Brown, Mr. Alasdair Sinclair & Mr. Steve Thompson.