Sail-maker’s palm strap to protect the hand from the eye end of the needle when pushing the needle through the tough fabric of the sail, with extra foam padding to protect the top of the thumb. From a collection of sail-maker’s tools belonging to Hector MacKinnon, owner of the schooner ‘Coll Castle’ (Eachann a’ Cholla, born ca 1847).
Small hardback book ‘Dain Spioradail / Grant’s Gaelic Hymns’ by Padruig Grannd, 1875, belonging to the MacDonald family, Greenbank, Kilmoluaig. On the inside cover is written “Rev HM Paterson” and “K Macdonald, 15/5/39”
Copied article ‘Brothers in Mission: Alexander Farquharson of Cape Breton and Archibald Farquharson of Tiree’ by Dr Margaret MacKay, 2007, and published in the Records of the Scottish Church History Society. A history of two Gaelic-speaking brothers from Perthshire who became missionaries in islands at opposite sides of the Atlantic in the 1800s.
Section of a large hand-enhanced portrait photograph of four female members of the Lamont/MacKenzie family of Harbour, Caoles, in around the late 1800s. The youngest may be Mary Ann Stewart (nee Lamont).