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.
Home-made metal tool to connect metal brake lines, made by Donald Brown, Vaul.
Home-made metal tool to clean carbon from engine intake and exhaust valves, made by Donald Brown, Vaul.
Audio cassette recording of a BBC Scotland radio interview, 1988, with Dr John Holliday on being a doctor on Tiree and with Aborigines in Australia.
Printed eulogy read out at the funeral of Angus Munn, Heanish (1927-2015), written by his daughter.
Scanned copy of a newspaper eulogy of Dr Catherine Brown (1900 – c.1985) titled ‘The doctor whose name lives on in Agyll school annals’ from (presumably) the Oban Times. Although Catherine was born in Bunessan, Mull, her Baptist minister father Alexander Brown, was originally from Mannal, Tiree, and she was “as much at home too in the Isle of Tiree”.
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Collection of 36 original colour photographs, including the Reading Room and first exhibitions, Whitehouse Cattle Show, houses Taigh a’ Bhochdainn and Lag nan Cruach before renovation, ploughing demonstration, Tiree district nurses, Tiree football team ca. 1999. Most are catalogued separately (see 2018.54.5 – 27).