Porthole from the WWII warship, HMS Sturdy, which was wrecked on rocks off Sandaig during a storm in 1940. The porthole has been re-painted by Donald Brown, Vaul, and decorated with a sketch of the ship. The stainless steel bolts and backing (made from an old fish box) were added by Donald.
Hardback book ‘From Coastal Command to Captivity’ by W J Hunter, 2003. Memoirs of Wing Commander Jim ‘Ginger’ Hunter who served in the RAF during WWII alongside Charles ‘Jock’ McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. Charles was a close friend of Hunter, and is mentioned several times in the book (pages 27-43). The book is accompanied by a letter, dated 2006, highlighting one of the passages. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Articles about the loss of the RAF bomber that went missing in action over the English Channel during WWII, carrying Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. (1) Newspaper article written around the event. It is not clear whether those missing included Charles, but the description fits the event. (2) Print-out of article from ‘Aircrew Remembered’ written by Donald Price, nephew of Charles McLean, in 2017 aircrewremembered.com/halley-george-charlton. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Digital copy of an audio cassette tape of various singers and musicians performing at a public ceilidh held in around 1995-2000. Performers include Angus MacPhail, Iain Brown, Murdina MacLean, Duncan macInness, Mairi MacLean, John Holliday, Neil MacLeod and the Tiree Pipe Band. Songs and tunes include Tuireadh Iain Dow, Dhachaidh bhòn Iasgachd, Banais Sgiobnais, Joyce Gillespie, Chuir iad an t-suil, Air feasgar fo throm smunt?, Ag Obair air na Geibh, Ballach Bhan, Lag nan Cruachan, An Gille Brighde, An teid thu leam, Air madainn Diardaoin, Mo nighean bhan, Se Tiriodh an t-Eilean thoghainn fonn.
Copied in WAV and mp3 formats
Colour photograph of the traditional sailing boat An Sulaire passing through Scarinish Harbour during a visit to Tiree from Barra in 1998.
Various teams crewed An Sulaire over the years, but on this occasion the crew was Kenny Morrison, Skipper, Stornoway; Angus Brendan Macneil, Barra; Elizabeth MacInnes, Barra; Alan Maclean, Mull; David Wilson, Glasgow; Melissa Macleod, New Zealand.
Research article by Rena Maguire, 2019, about reconstructing a Bronze Age horse’s bridal made using a deer antler tine for a bit cheek piece. A similar antler tine, also thought to be a bit cheek piece, was found amongst items excavated from Dun Mor Vaul by Euan Mackie in 1962-1964. Entry includes extracts from associated papers.
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