Transcript of a tribute to the artist Kirsty Laird (nee Noel-Paton; 1934-2019) given by her children at Mortonhall Crematorium in August 2019. Much of Kirsty’s art was inspired by Tiree, where she spent many years working from her house at Brock.
Booklet ‘Smuaintean bho Cheann a’ Bhara – Òrain agus bàrdachd le Niall M Brownlie’, 2016. A collection of Gaelic songs and poems written by Niall Brownlie, Barrapol (1925-2015), compiled by his niece, Flora MacKinnon.
Porthole from the WWII warship, HMS Sturdy, which was wrecked on rocks off Sandaig during a storm in 1940. The porthole has been re-painted by Donald Brown, Vaul, and decorated with a sketch of the ship. The stainless steel bolts and backing (made from an old fish box) were added by Donald.
Hardback book ‘From Coastal Command to Captivity’ by W J Hunter, 2003. Memoirs of Wing Commander Jim ‘Ginger’ Hunter who served in the RAF during WWII alongside Charles ‘Jock’ McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. Charles was a close friend of Hunter, and is mentioned several times in the book (pages 27-43). The book is accompanied by a letter, dated 2006, highlighting one of the passages. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Articles about the loss of the RAF bomber that went missing in action over the English Channel during WWII, carrying Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. (1) Newspaper article written around the event. It is not clear whether those missing included Charles, but the description fits the event. (2) Print-out of article from ‘Aircrew Remembered’ written by Donald Price, nephew of Charles McLean, in 2017 aircrewremembered.com/halley-george-charlton. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Large collection of photographs, letters, documents and artefacts belonging to and about Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family. The collection includes many letters to and from his son, Charles McLean, who went missing in action during WWII. Many items are catalogued individually under Accession No. 2020.1.2 and onwards.
From the estates of Donald Archibald’s daughters, Euphemia Terris McLean and Isabella Gibson Stoddart McLean.
Collection of papers and notes made by An Iodhlann’s former genealogist, Duncan Grant, Brock, about the Camerons of Tiree who emigrated to Fergus Township in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. Includes a family tree, photographs of descendants Hugh Cameron (the donor) and his wife Doreen, a photograph of the homestead and maps of its location, and a booklet ‘Moods of the River’ about Glen Almond, Wellington.
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Digital copy of an audio cassette tape of various singers and musicians performing at a public ceilidh held in around 1995-2000. Performers include Angus MacPhail, Iain Brown, Murdina MacLean, Duncan macInness, Mairi MacLean, John Holliday, Neil MacLeod and the Tiree Pipe Band. Songs and tunes include Tuireadh Iain Dow, Dhachaidh bhòn Iasgachd, Banais Sgiobnais, Joyce Gillespie, Chuir iad an t-suil, Air feasgar fo throm smunt?, Ag Obair air na Geibh, Ballach Bhan, Lag nan Cruachan, An Gille Brighde, An teid thu leam, Air madainn Diardaoin, Mo nighean bhan, Se Tiriodh an t-Eilean thoghainn fonn.
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Scans of ledgers, school workbooks, ships logs and other documents belonging to Duncan Alexander Campbell, Balephuil (1828-1911), who emigrated to Bruce County, Ontario, aboard the ‘Britannia’ in 1846, with his wife Elizabeth Forrest, Dumbarton(?) (1831-1906). Before emigrating to Canada to join the rest of his family, Duncan became a ship’s carpenter in Dumbarton. Includes background information compiled by the donors.
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A history of Rossdhu house, Kenovay, 1863-2018. Includes photographs of the house, the people who lived there and a family tree. Named individuals: Allan MacLean and his wife Euphemia MacLean, two of their sons Neilie Allan MacLean and Donald MacLean, Neilie Allan’s wife Catherine (Kate) MacLean of Ardbeg, Willie MacLean, Flora Campbell, Mena Knapman.
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