Photograph of a letter from 10 Downing Street to Neil MacPhail, Kirkapol, stating that the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, has it in mind to add Neil’s name to the New Year Honour’s list. Dated November 1979. Neil was awarded an MBE in 1980.
A much used newspaper cutting ‘The Gaelic is so Expressive’, about Rev Hector Cameron (1880-1940), Cornaigmore. A series of photographs illustrating how Gaelic passages should have been delivered at the Gaelic Mod in Perthshire in 1937. See also 1999.117.19
Scottish Land Court document, 1913, drawn up between the Duke of Argyll and Duncan MacDonald, Lower Caoles, regulating the use of storm-cast seaweed in Coales. Other names mentioned: Alexander MacLean (Snr), Caoles; Hugh MacLean, Caoles; John MacFadyen, Caoles; Hector MacDonald, Caoles; Lachlan MacLean, Caoles; Alexander MacLean (Jnr), Caoles; Hugh MacDiarmid (Factor), Island House; John Disselduff (Sheriff-Clerk Oban).
Scottish Land Court document, 1913, drawn up between the Duke of Argyll and Alexander Cameron, Miodar, Caoles, regulating the use of storm-cast seaweed in Coales. Other names mentioned: Isabella MacArthur, Harbour; Alexander MacArthur, Harbour; Alexander MacLean (Snr); Hugh MacLean; John MacFadyen; Hector MacDonald; Lachlan MacLean; Alexander MacLean (Jnr); Hugh MacDiarmid (Factor), Island House; John Disselduff (Sheriff-Clerk Oban).
Page from the Official Log Book and Account of Voyages and Crew of the Mary Stewart, 1916, giving the owner and master as Donald MacLean, Scarinish (b.1860). Ports visited during the half-year 22 July 1915 to 27th November 1915 are Ayr, Tiree, Ardrossan and Colonsay. The remains of the Mary Stewart can still be seen in Scarinish Harbour.
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Page from the official log book of the Mary Stewart, 1915, listing the crew as Master Donald MacLean (b.1860) and crew John MacLean (b.1885), Hugh MacLean (b.1891) and Neil MacLean (b.1898), all of Tiree. They joined the ship in 1914 and were discharged at Ayr in 1915. The remains of the Mary Stewart can still be seen in Scarinish Harbour.
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Colour photograph of a painting of the ‘Mary Stewart’ in full sail. The original painting is in the family of David Roberts (1849-1897), a native of Anglesey, who was the master on the Mary Stewart, and possibly part owner, from about 1886 to 1897. The remains of the Mary Stewart can still be seen in Scarinish Harbour.
Black & white photograph of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (Tiree and Glasgow) in uniform around 1943. Lachlan MacPhail served in the Royal Navy during WWII and was an accomplished piper and writer of pipe tunes and Gaelic poems. The pipe tune ‘Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree’ was written by a friend in his memory. During WWII, Lachlan was a mourner at the funeral of ‘The Man Who Never Was’, a ruse to mislead the Germans.