Dates: 1980s

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The bible in Gaelic titled “Tiomnadh Nuadh”, 1901. Tiomnadh Nuadh are Tighearn agus ar Slanuighir Iosa Criosd, air a Tharruing o’n ghreugais chum Gaelic Albannaich agus air a chur a mach le h-ughdarras ard-sheanaidh Eaglais na h-Alba.

Hardback book of extracts from the Bible translated into Gaelic. On the inside front cover is written in ball-point pen “Bhuineadh an leabhar seo do Dhonnchadh is Eilidh Dhòmhnallach, Bail’ Ùr, Bail a’ Phuill, Eilean Thiriòdh. Fhuair mi e anns an t-seann bhàthaich aca air deireadh an t-samhraidh seao chaidh.” Signed “Ailean Bòideach, 11 na de’n Ghiblean 1981”.

2017.27.1

DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985),  Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.

2017.20.1

Handwritten poem in praise of Rev Hector Cameron (1880-1940), Cornaigmore, by Hugh MacCowan, a worker in the slate quarry on Seil Island. Given to the donor by Hector Cameron’s son. The poem begins: In memory of the late Hector Cameron

“It’s Hector Cameron’s death we mourn / We lost a faithful friend / Our throbbing hearts with anquish torn / His fame we will defend.”

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2017.8.1

Softback book ‘No Shame in Fear’ by Alex C. MacLean, 2016. Alex C. Maclean was born on the Isle of Tiree in 1923, and lived there until the age of fourteen, when he went to sea. This is a first-hand account of the WW2 Atlantic convoys and the devastation of war. Stalked by German U-boats, cast adrift in a lifeboat, it also tells of the difficulties of the post-war period, in building a decent family life and coming to terms with his own history back on Tiree. Foreword by Donald S. Murray.

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