Model of a west coast fishing village in a bottle, including houses, a three-masted sailing ship and a dipping lug sail boat. Made by Sam Stevenson, Scarinish, in the 1940s.
Tiree in 100 Objects – 95 – Ship in a bottle The History of Tiree in 100 Objects
Photograph of a painting of a sailing ship found in Rhum View, Vaul, and presumably belonging to Catriona MacKinnon who once lived there. Paintings like these were often painted by members of the crew and the sails signed by all in the crew (but not in this case). It is assumed that the painter or a crew member was linked to Rhum View.
The photograph includes notes made by Angus MacLean, Scarinish, in 1994, on the types of masts and sails, and an
annotated sketch of the ship giving the names of the various sails. Tiree in 100 Objects – 94 – Ship painting The History of Tiree in 100 Objects
Small copper coin known as a Copper Turner or Half Groat (two pence) from the reign of King Charles I 1625-1649. Found near Kenavara. About the size of a modern 1p coin.
Obverse: crowned CR with legend “CAR.D.G.SCOT.ANG.FRA.ET.HIBR” – Charles by the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland
Reverse: thistle with legend “NEMO ME IMPVNE LACESSET” – No one shall hurt me with impunity
Tiree in 100 Objects – 86 – Copper Turner The History of Tiree in 100 Objects
Sail-maker’s awl for creating holes in the sail cloth before sewing. Made at a local smiddy. From a collection of sail-maker’s tools belonging to Hector MacKinnon, owner of the schooner ‘Coll Castle’ (
Eachann a’ Cholla, born ca 1847). Tiree in 100 Objects – 88 – Sailmaker’s awl The History of Tiree in 100 Objects | Tags: boats and boat-building, castles, coll, tools| | Dates: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s| | Object Types: artefact| | People: MacKinnon, Mr Hector, Coll (1847 - )|
Length of handmade
sìoman ruadh / coir rope, made from coconut husks and much used in sailing boats. It replaced rope made from cereal straw around the 1850s as it was resistant to salt water. Tiree in 100 Objects – 70 – Sìoman ruadh The History of Tiree in 100 Objects
Flat steel cabinet scaper from Vaul, inscribed with ‘C R Pugh’. Said to have been used for finishing the wood of coffins.
Tiree in 100 Objects – 95 – Cabinet scraper The History of Tiree in 100 Objects
Large, heavy caulking mallet from the workshop of the Vaul boat-builders around 1850-1950.
Tiree in 100 Objects – 84 – Caulking mallet The History of Tiree in 100 Objects | Tags: boat-building, tools, vaul| | Dates: 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s| | Townships: vaul| | Object Types: artefact|
Home-made wood & brass cribbage board or
cròthan, a popular game on board ships. Probably made by Vaul boat-builders. Tiree in 100 Objects – 83 – Cribbage Board The History of Tiree in 100 Objects | Tags: boats and water travel, carpenters, sailors, toys and solitary games, vaul, woodworking| | Dates: 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s| | Townships: vaul| | Object Types: artefact|