Colour photograph of the crew of the dipping lug-sail boat ‘Eilean Thiriodh’, holding a prize cup outside the ‘Lean-to’ bar of the Scarinish Hotel, after winning in the Tiree Regatta around 2000. The ‘Eilean Thiriodh’ was made in Barcaldine in 1998, and won several Tiree Regattas.
Large wooden pulley block found at the west end of Crossapol beach in 2008/2009. Thought to be from the schooner ‘Oceana‘, which was wrecked at the east end of the beach in 1949.
Collection of items belonging to the Tiree Agricultural Society, 1988-1990: (1) typed schedule for the Horticultural section of the Tiree Agricultural Show, August 1989, (2) letter from Donald Harrison of the Scottish Agricultural Colleges Advisory Service (SAC) to Grace MacKinnon of the Agric. Society, 1990, (3) declaration – ‘movement of sheep which have been dipped’ signed by Pat Boyd, Kenovay, 1988, and (4) black & white photograph of Mr R Cameron.
Collection of 12 assorted invoices and receipts belonging to the Tiree Agricultural Society and Show Committee, 1984-1990. Includes those from Tiree Hall Committee, Archibald Brown & Son Merchants, Balemartine & Crossapol, Sruthan Stores, Crossapol, Andrew Irvine & Sons, Tighnabruaich, Balephetrish Guest House and the Lodge Hotel.
Solicitors’ copy of a Minute of Agreement between Tiree Public Hall Management Committee and Tiree Agricultural Show Committee regarding a loan of £500 from the show committee to the hall committee in 1990, and the conditions of its repayment. Signed by Grace C MacKinnon and Monica Smith for the show committee, and Donald M MacDonald, Heanish, and Jack Carter, Balephetrish, for the hall committee.
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 clean carbon from engine intake and exhaust valves, made by Donald Brown, Vaul.