Dates: 1920s

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Census and Register records regarding members of the McLean family of Kenovay, Balephetrish and Gott, 1893-1948. Includes census records for Donald McLean and family 1901, and Hector McLean (Gott) and family 1901. Death records for Charles McLean (Kenovay 1893), Lachlan McLean (Kenovay 1909), Alexina McLean (Linlithgow 1929), George McLean (Linlithgow 1935), Donald MacLean (Kenovay 1936) and Christina McLean (Isle of Mull 1948);  Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.16

Black & white photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow, his wife Euphemia Stoddart, and four of their seven children (L-R) Effie, Mary, Charles (in jacket and tie), and George, in around 1925.  Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

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Black & white portrait photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay, taken in around 1920. Donald was born in Kenovay to his parents Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald. He spoke Gaelic and did well at Cornaigmore Public School. He moved to Linlithgow in 1911, working in St Magdalene’s Distillery before joining the West Lothian Constabulary in 1912. He progressed up the ranks to Deputy Chief Constable. He married Euphemia Stoddart and had seven children, one of whom, Charles, was lost during WWII. He remained in Linlithgow until his death. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

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Large black & white studio photograph of an unidentified young woman in around the late 1800s.

The portrait was donated by the aunt (by marriage) of Denis Garnham, who came to Tiree in the late 1950s to work on OS surveys, and then at the bank. The portrait hung in a Nissan hut at Balinoe in which Denis lived while on Tiree, and he took it with him when he left the island. Denis referred to the picture as “the little old lady of Balinoe”, and he took it all over Scotland with him.

We have tried to find out who she is and why she meant so much to Denis, but these remain a mystery. If you have any ideas, we would love to hear from you.

The photograph was originally mounted on canvas in a large ornate wood and gilt frame, which had to be removed due to its poor condition.

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WWII sea mine discovered under gravel on the Sandaig shore in August 2016. Visible are the locations of the detonation horns and the hole where a time-sensitive self-destruct mechanism was installed. Hundreds of pebbles and shells are fused onto its surface. Tens of thousands of similar mines were laid around the Hebrides and the North Sea during the first and second world wars.

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Black & white photograph of Graeme MacKinnon (1921-2000), grandson of Archibald MacKinnon, Vaul, who emigrated to Australia in 1876. Graeme became an Antarctic explorer and geographer responsible for mapping Antarctica. McKinnon Island and McKinnon Glacier in the Antarctic are named after him.

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