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.
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.
Collection of papers from the early years of the Tiree Feis, including (1) copies of the organisation’s constitution, and programme, timetable and order of church service for the first Fèis Thiriodh in 1990; (2) thank you letters from Rev Roderick Macdonald, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, and tutors Mairi, Mark and Gillin; (3) programme for the second Fèis Thiriodh, 1991; (4) report about the third Fèis, 1993.
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Order of service for the funeral of Rev Bob Higham (1937-2020), and a letter to John Holliday, Balephuil, from Bob’s wife, Di Higham, dated 9/03/2020. Rev Higham was the Church of Scotland minister of the Parish of Tiree during 1995-2002. He published a book about life as a minister on a Hebridean island, was a driving force behind the Tiree Heritage Society, and is buried at Polwarth in the Scottish Borders.
Colour photograph of a model ship in a bottle, ‘The Mary D’, made by Sam Stevenson, Crossapol. Sam Stevenson made several ships in bottles. ‘The Mary D’ is the last one he made. Courtesy of Monica Smith.
Photocopied extract from an architect’s design report regarding the repairs and conversion of the Old Barracks building at Hynish, 1990. Prepared by ARP Architects and Quantity Surveyors for The Hebridean Trust.
Booklet ‘Tiree 50 years ago’ composed of photocopied photographs, documents, notices and newspaper articles from 1968. Created in 2018 by An Iodhlann for Tigh a’ Rudha Eventide Home, Scarinish, to commemorate its 50th year since opening.