Set of 13 brass numbers with sharp steel teeth used for tattooing identification marks on the ears of livestock during the 1950s and 60s. Kept in a ‘Four Square’ metal cigarette tin bearing a crown. From the house of John Brown, Sliabh, Balephuil.
Hardback book ‘An Expendable Squadron’ by Roy Conyers Nesbit, 2014. A history of Coastal Command’s 217 Squadron which flew bombing raids out of St Eval, Cornwall, into France during WWII. Relates to archive item 2020.1.70 about RAF Pilot Officer Charles MacLean, grandson of Lachlan MacLean, Kenovay.
Hardback book ‘Woe to the Unwary’ by Roy Conyers Nesbit, 1981. Detailed and graphic account of life and operational flying by a young RAF airman during WWII. Based on the navigation logs of the author while he was serving with Squadron No. 217 flying Bristol Beaufort bombers out of St Eval, Cornwal in 1941. Relates to archive item 2020.1.70 about RAF Pilot Officer Charles MacLean, grandson of Lachlan MacLean, Kenovay.
Softback book ‘Off the Beaten Track’, by Bob Chambers, 2018. An in depth study of the issues surrounding infrastructure provision for new crofting townships in the 1920s and 1930s, and their role in the life or death of remote Hebridean communities, including Tiree.
60th anniversary souvenir edition of NHS Glasgow’s ‘Health News’ newspaper, July 2008, containing articles and photographs from the birth of the NHS in 1948 to 2008. Most folk on Tiree will have used Glasgow’s hospital facilities at some time over the decades, and many took up positions in nursing there. The paper provides an insight into health care at that time. From ‘Harbour’, Caoles.
Scanned copy of a newspaper obituary for Captain Allan Campbell (b. ca 1900), Scarinish, in around 1980. Allan Campbell was a deep-sea mariner all his life, including serving in the Merchant Navy during WWII.
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Scanned copies of five letters to a Scottish newspaper in 1970, discussing the meaning and origin of the word ‘teuchter’, which is old slang for a rural worker. Correspondents are Donald G Mackenzie (Stevenston), Hugh Cattenach (Glenfinnan), A H MacAlpin (East Kilbride), Angus Macintyre (Tobermory) and Renwick H Leitch (Skelmorlie).
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Typed article about ‘Buildings of Tiree’ written by Geoffrey Stell in around 1970.