Aerial photograph of the MacLean house at Druimfraoich, Kenovay, in around 1975. Note the old tractors and hay stacks in the field. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Colour photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay, taken on 1 January 1979. Donald was the son of Lachlan MacLean and Mary MacDonald. He attended Cornaigmore School and became a police constable on the mainland. He and his wife, Euphemia Stoddart, lived in Linlithgow and had seven children. By the time he retired in 1952, he had risen to Deputy Chief Constable of West Lothian. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Summaries of climate statistics collected at the Met Office on Tiree during 1962-1971, and covering letter, 2018. Courtesy of the National Meteorological Archive.
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Research article by Rena Maguire, 2019, about reconstructing a Bronze Age horse’s bridal made using a deer antler tine for a bit cheek piece. A similar antler tine, also thought to be a bit cheek piece, was found amongst items excavated from Dun Mor Vaul by Euan Mackie in 1962-1964. Entry includes extracts from associated papers.
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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.
Softback book ‘Shore Lines – word pictures from an island’ by Donald E Meek, 2019. A collection of verse in English composed by Donald Meek, Caoles, about his life on Tiree from the 1950s to the present. Signed by Donald for An Iodhlann.
Colour photograph of (L-R) Duncan MacPhee, Scarinish, and John MacDonald, in Scarinish before/after a fishing trip in around 1980. The photograph was framed as a Christmas Card from Joan and Norman Burden.
Copy of a page from An Tirisdeach 679 about a visit to Tiree by the Free Czechoslovak Air Force Associates, an organisation dedicated to remembering the Czech men and women who served in the RAF during WW2. Includes a detailed biography of Flying Officer Leonard Revilliod (1922-1944) who died in a mid-air collision over Island House in 1944.
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Printed photograph of four brass printing plates and their corresponding prints, used by Mona MacDonald to create postcards for selling from her shop in Scarinish in around the 1960s. Each plate was inked with a different colour, the combined effect creating the final full-colour postcard of boats in Scarinish Harbour.