Dates: 1970s

2019.23.2

Colour photograph of a Navy ‘Wasp’ helicopter taking off from the Decca HIFIX caravan at Aird, Cornaigmore, in 1970. HIFIX stations were located at several spots in the Hebrides for relaying messages to/from survey vessels at sea, which were recording the topography of the ocean floor. The Navy had sent personnel ashore by helicopter to lay a cable from the mains electricity suppy to the caravan, in response to a complaint by the occupier of the house, Mr A Campbell, about the noise made by the caravan’s generator.

2019.23.1

Colour photograph of the Decca HIFIX mast and caravan next to the house at Aird, Cornaigmore, in 1970. HIFIX stations were located at several spots in the Hebrides for relaying messages to/from survey vessels at sea, which were recording the topography of the ocean floor. The house in the photograph was occupied by Mr A Campbell, who “complained about the generator noise. He had spent his life at sea in engine rooms and thought he deserved a peaceful retirement”. As a consequence, a cable from the caravan was connected to the mains electricity supply. Includes additional emailed information.

2019.6.3

Transcript of a Christmas carol ‘Thainig e troimh an Speur‘ composed by Alistair MacNeill, Hynish and North Berwick, in collaboration with Joan Smith and Martin Wilson, for Banavie School Gaelic Choir in 1976. A duet performance of the carol won a trophy at the National Mod in Inverness. The transcript includes lyrics in Gaelic and English, and the musical score.

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2018.112.1

Ten books ‘The Eric R Cregeen Fieldwork Journals’, edited by Margaret Bennett, 2018. Historian Eric Radcliffe Cregeen (1921-1983) made hundreds of audio recordings of oral histories from a wide range of people from around Scotland. His meticulous notes are displayed and transcribed in nine volumes, with those regarding Tiree recordings presented in Volumes 3 to 9.

Vol 1 1939-1949; Vol 2 1949-1957; Vol 3 1955-1959; Vol 4 1959-1968; Vol 5 1969-1972; Vol 6 1973-1974; Vol 7 1974-1978; Vol 8 1975-1976; Vol 9 1977-1982; Vol 10 Index.