Scanned copies of photographs of HMS Tiree in Malta in 1957, members of Polish 304 Squadron beside their Wellington XIV and one signed by one of the aircrew, a pilot and navigator in a cockpit, a Warwick aircraft and Warwick ‘ghost’ aircraft with descriptive text. Includes the reverse sides of each photograph. *Copyright restrictions apply*
Boatbuilders’ wooden clamp belonging to Donald MacIntyre, Gott (1925-2020). Donald used the clamp when building his boat, the ‘Isabella’. After the planks had been steamed, they were tightened by hitting a wooden wedge in at the top of the clamp.
Copy of a page from The Times newspaper, 11 Aug 2018, with an obituary for Archie Montgomerie, Earl of Eglington (1939-2018), who bought a house in Caoles in the late 1970s. Known locally as ‘Lord Egg’, he enjoyed participating in Tiree fishing competitions.
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.
Row of miniature medals – stars and rosettes, belonging to Dr Neil Hugh Alan MacKinnon, Balemartine (1900-1976), who served as an Army medic during WWII. L-R: 1939-1945, North Atlantic, France-Germany (rosette), Africa, Burma, Pacific (rosette), Italy. Few served in as many campaigns.
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.
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.