Results of research into the family history of Niel MacDonald, tailor of Kenovay, conducted for a New Zealand descendant. Niel married Euphemia (Effy) MacDonald in 1834, but died only four years later in 1838. They had four children: Niel (b. 1831), Janet (b. 1834), Catherine (b. 1836) and Niel (b. 1838). Compiled by Flo Straker, 2020.
Softback book ‘The Genealogy of the Clan MacLean’ by Ronald W Collins, USA, 2020 (2nd edition). Spanning 970 years from Old Dubhghall of Scone, through 30 generations of Dubhghall’s descendants to Clan MacLean of Duart and Clan MacLaine of Lochbuie. MacLean sub-chiefs are traced from Inverness, through the Great Glen, Mull, Tiree, Coll, Muck and other smaller islands, back to the Chiefs of Duart or Lochbuie. Includes brief histories of clan origins and significant events.
Two black and white studio portrait photographs of an unidentified young boy and a baby, probably relatives of Robert Nisbet, Heanish. The photographs were found in his house when it changed ownership in 2019.
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.
Softback book ‘A Divided Life’ by Robert Cecil, 2017. Biography of the Cambridge spy Donald Duart Maclean (b.1913). Donald’s grandfather, John MacLean, was a shoemaker in Kilmoluaig, then later in Carmarthen. Tiree is mentioned on page 3.
Softback book ‘A Spy Named Orphan’ by Roland Philipps, 2018. The full story of the Cambridge spy Donald Duart MacLean (b. 1913) based on previously classified material. Donald’s grandfather, John MacLean, was a shoemaker in Kilmoluaig, then later in Carmarthen. Tiree is mentioned on pages 8-9 & 366.
Softback book ‘Flight from the Croft’ by Bill Innes, 2019. Bill recounts his career as a pilot during the 1950s-1996, which included flying BEA passenger aircraft between the Scottish islands. Tiree and Captain David Barclay are mentioned on pages 31, 41, 72 & 73.