Handmade, pig-iron meat cleaver for cutting up sheep. Made in Vaul.
Large wooden pulley block found at the west end of Crossapol beach in 2008/2009. Thought to be from the schooner ‘Oceana‘, which was wrecked at the east end of the beach in 1949.
Collection of 9 modern prints of photographs of members of the MacLean family of Whitehouse, Cornaigbeg, 1900-1970. Alexander MacLean, Donald MacLean, Archibald MacLean, Thomas MacLean, Eliza MacLean, Chrissie MacLean, Margaret MacLean.
Flat steel cabinet scaper from Vaul, inscribed with ‘C R Pugh’. Said to have been used for finishing the wood of coffins.
Chrome-plated Morse signalling torch from Lochearn. Given to Donald Brown, Vaul, by Captain Johnny MacKinnon, Vaul.
Handwritten Income / Expenditure ledger for Tiree Agricultural Society, 1954-1988. Includes auditors reports and signatures.
Wedding cake postal box and compliments slip found inside a tin box in the wall of Taigh a’ Chontractor, Crossapol, in 2016. The wedding, held in London on 4 June 1917, was of Kate Matheson Maclennan, mantle saleswoman from Partick, to John Maclean (42), Corporation Clerk and Private in the Royal Highlanders of Canada. The cake box is addressed to Mrs Ann MacDonald, Farmer, Balemartine, Tiree, and stamped 2d. Ann was 66 in the 1911 census (72 at the time of the wedding). Both of Kate’s parents were from Stornoway.
Clear plastic garment bag from Hebridean Knitwear, decorated with a map of the Hebrides. A small knitwear factory operated on Tiree from 1969 to 1984, first at Kirkapol and then at Crossapol.