Colour photograph of merchant vessel ‘Isle of Tiree’ at Lyness pier, Hoy, Orkney Islands, in 2007. Originally built for fishing in 1960, this 131-ton wooden boat was bought by Highland Marine Ltd for general cargo and supplying fish farms. It sank at Lyness pier after being sold in Orkney.
Boatbuilders’ wooden clamp belonging to Donald MacIntyre, Gott (1925-2020). Donald used the clamp when building his boat, the ‘Isabella’. After the planks had been steamed, they were tightened by hitting a wooden wedge in at the top of the clamp.
Typed field notes on the Gaelic names and uses of various kinds of seaweed and shellfish, including carragheen, gruaigean, slabhach(d)an, duileasg, duireaman, dulaman, carragan, a’charrag dhubh, sgeamagan, sgeanagan, faochag, maorach, muirsgian, slabhraidh. Includes a barely legible page of handwritten notes.
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Recounted by Tiree people including Jean MacPhail, Donald an tailleir, Annie Kennedy, Willie MacLean, Mary Ann MacDonald, Mabel Kennedy, Mabel MacArthur, David MacClounnan, Alasdair Brown, Jesse Lachainn, Eilidh bheag, Mairi Neill Bhain (Brown), Flora MacDonald, Hugh MacLean, Sandy Ghobhainn, Effie Macdonald, Mary Parkhouse, Donald MacIntyre, Rosie MacIntyre, Mary Straker and James MacLeod, in around 1990.
Copy of a page from The Times newspaper, 11 Aug 2018, with an obituary for Archie Montgomerie, Earl of Eglington (1939-2018), who bought a house in Caoles in the late 1970s. Known locally as ‘Lord Egg’, he enjoyed participating in Tiree fishing competitions.
Ordnance Survey map of Coll and Tiree, Landranger Series Sheet 46, 1986, with an overprint of the power lines on both islands.
Large collection of documents from the Tiree Association 1945-2003: 10 ledgers of minutes from meetings May 1945 to 2000; 8 folders of correspondence 1987-1995; 6 folders regarding Glasgow functions 1987-1993; 1 folder of summer functions (Tiree) 1987; 6 folders regarding Annual Gatherings 1987-1992; 1 folder of AGM booklets 1988-1995; 1 folder of miscellanea – centenary celebrations, photo of directors(?) ca 1990, document about restoration of Kirkapol Chapels, rough draft of Nud’s Notebook, list of Life Members and Life Membership card, Tiree Cycle 2002, Burn’s Night 2002, Gathering concert 2003, Jubilee souvenir programmes from 1950 and 1960, founding document for An Iodhlann 1996.
A summary of the history of the Tiree Association was compiled from these documents by Dr John Holliday in Sìl Eòlais No. 44, November 2021. Minutes from before May 1945 were destroyed in a fire.
Typed testimony and poem of Duncan Campbell.
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