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.
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.
Scale model of a dipping lug-sail boat the ‘Islean Thiriodh’ built for David Hepburn, Scarinish and Oban, by an “old” east coast fisherman, and based on David’s boat the ‘Eilean Thiriodh’ which was built by Colin Evans, Barcaldine, in 1998. The Eilean Thiriodh won several races in the Tiree Regattas.
Audio cassette recording of the Tiree Feis / Feis Thiriodh 1990 on BBC Reidio nan Gaidheal.
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”.
Click here to view 2018.57.1
Colour photograph of the Tiree District Nursing team in the 1990s. L-R: Kate MacCallum, Jane Williams, Sylvia Pearson, Ann MacKinnon, Mairi MacKinnon. Seated: Flora MacKinnon, Storm Byfield.