Small black & white photograph of a memorial stone dedicated to John MacKechnie ‘Master Mariner’ (1861-1916), his son Malcolm MacKechnie (16 months) and daughter Margaret MacKechnie (5 years). Erected by their wife and mother Margaret MacKinnon. The trees in the background suggest that it is not in Tiree.
Pamphlet for the Seirbhis Ghaidhlig/Gaelic Service held at Eaglais na Mointich/Heylipol Church on 27 July 1986, to commemorate 100 years of the Crofters Act and crofting on Tiree. Hymn 1 was written by a local man from The Land who composed it after waking on the Moss sliabh/moor after a heavy drinking session.
Very large iron spade with thick wooden shaft and handle, presumably for clearing/cutting ditches, and likely smiddy-made on Tiree. Dimensions: head 48x48cm, shaft diam 6cm, shaft length 66cm, handle width 60cm. Owned by Archie MacIntyre, Gott.
Bagpipes (disassembled) belonging to postman Archibald McLean (d.1951) of Dunview Cottage (thatched house), Scarinish. Archie would practice playing the pipes outside the house. Archie married Janet MacTaggart, Earnal (b. Greenock). Their daughter Katie (Catriona Archie Mhor) worked in the telephone exchange in Scarinish.
Sepia tone portrait photograph of Colin Cameron and his wife Jessie McDonald (b. 1877) on their wedding day in Brunswick, Australia on 13 November 1927. Jessie was the daughter of Hugh MacDonald (1850-1927) and his first wife. He emmigrated with his parents from Balinoe to New Brunswick, Australia, in 1853.