Cross-section of a hazel tree from Glac nan Smeur / Hollow of the Brambles, on the side of Beinn Hynish, Balephuil. There are about 80 rings, suggesting that the tree is still producing new stems. Planted in 1803, it remains the oldest tree on Tiree. Hazels can live for 500 years.
Double DVD ‘Guthan nan Eilean / Island Voices’ – a collection of 40 short films about contemporary Highland Life & Work in Gaelic and English, for students of the Gaelic language, 2007.
Collection of 17 articles by Rhoda Meek, Caoles, extracted from Gaelic language magazine Cothrom, issues 29-59, 2001 onwards, and one article by Hector MacDougall about Coll heroes (Cothrom 40). In Gaelic with English translations.
Bound softback report ‘The Beaches of Northern Inner Hebrides’ by A. S. Mather, J. S. Smith and W. Ritchie of the Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, 1975. Inventory of beach resources of Tiree, Coll, the Small Isles, and Skye, outlining the composition and characteristic of each. Chapter 2 is about Tiree. Signed at the front “In memory of Elizabeth and Mary Robertson, Glebe House, Gott. Donated [to An Iodhlann] by their sister Janice. January 2017”
See 1998.166.1 for a separate photocopy of chapters 1 & 2, and Appendices.
Softback report ‘Profiles: Health and Community in Rural and Urban Argyll’ using data from the Rural-Urban Morbidity Recording Project (2001-2004), by Jane Farmer et al, 2004. The profiles include the work of health professionals, people’s health status and their use of health services. They also highlight strengths and weaknesses of living in the local communities – centering on factors which might be related to health. See pages 17-23 for data from Tiree.
Memoirs of Alistair MacNeill, Hynish, ‘Wireless in my Life’ which recall his enjoyment of, and involvement in, wireless radio from his childhood in Hynish in 1941 to presenting a live broadcast from the Emirates Arena Glasgow during the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Click here to view 2017.70.3
Printed introduction to the Coastal Archaeology Project, 2004, run by Tom Dawson from the Centre for Environmental History & Policy at St Andrews University. The project wishes to work with local people to help discover the hidden and vulnerable archaeological sites on the caostlines of Coll, Tiree and Islay, before they are damaged by rising sea levels and increasing storms. Includes a list of 156 names, classifications and coordinates of archaeological sites on Tiree.
Hardback book ‘Sailors on the Rocks’ about famous Royal Navy shipwrecks, by Peter C Smith, 2015. Chapter 14 (pg 217) is about HMS Sturdy, which was wrecked on rocks off Sandaig in 1940.
Printed short story ‘Home is the Sailor’ by Alistair MacNeill, Hynish and North Berwick, 2017, about a boy who stows away on a coal puffer at Tiree. In English.