St John’s Ambulance medal and two British Red Cross badges of honour belonging to Dr Neil Hugh Alan MacKinnon, Balemartine (1900-1976), who served as a medic overseas during WWII and after in the Red Cross Hospital for Officers at Percival Terrace, Brighton.
Large collection of documents from the Tiree Association 1945-2003: 10 ledgers of minutes from meetings May 1945 to 2000; 8 folders of correspondence 1987-1995; 6 folders regarding Glasgow functions 1987-1993; 1 folder of summer functions (Tiree) 1987; 6 folders regarding Annual Gatherings 1987-1992; 1 folder of AGM booklets 1988-1995; 1 folder of miscellanea – centenary celebrations, photo of directors(?) ca 1990, document about restoration of Kirkapol Chapels, rough draft of Nud’s Notebook, list of Life Members and Life Membership card, Tiree Cycle 2002, Burn’s Night 2002, Gathering concert 2003, Jubilee souvenir programmes from 1950 and 1960, founding document for An Iodhlann 1996.
A summary of the history of the Tiree Association was compiled from these documents by Dr John Holliday in Sìl Eòlais No. 44, November 2021. Minutes from before May 1945 were destroyed in a fire.
Typed testimony and poem of Duncan Campbell.
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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.
Bagpipes (disassembled) belonging to postman Archibald McLean (d.1951) of Dunview Cottage (thatched house), Scarinish. Married to Janet MacTaggart, Islay & Greenock, who worked in the telephone exchange in Scarinish. Archibald would practice playing the pipes outside his house.
Black & white photo postcard of a long-horned cow in front of a black-roofed house, with the caption ‘A Native of Tiree’. On the reverse is a pencilled note to ‘Margaret, from Mummy’. This photo is the central image of another postcard made up of several images.