Dates: 2010s

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2018.44.1

CD ‘The Tiree Songbook’, by various singers and musicians, 2017. Double CD of a collection of 21 tracks of traditional music and songs known as favourites on Tiree. Artists include Euan Burton, Donald-Iain Brown, Marie Fielding, James Graham, Mary Ann Kennedy, Calum MacCrimmon, Anna Massie, Linda MacLeod, Ian Smith, Iain Brown, Ishbel Campbell, Murdina MacLean, Bernard Smith, John C Campbell, Alastair Campbell, Anne Johnston, Finaly Johnston, Gordon Rowan, Kyle Rowan, Campell Brown, Daniel Gillespie, Angus MacPhail. Recorded during 2016 and 2017 at An Talla, Tiree, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Watercolour Music, Ardgour, Crois Geur Studio, Kilmoluaig, and the National Piping Centre, Glasgow.

Track titles: Chuir iad an t-suil a Pilot; Cumha do dh’Iain Domhnallach; ‘S e Tiriodh an t-eilean as biodhche; Marbhrann do Mhrs Noble; An tir iosal lurach; Cachaileith to Corrairigh; Oran nam priosanach; Lag nan Cruachan; Calum Salum’s salute to the seals; A Chaluim Bhig; Aisling cuimhn’; Oran nan grudairean; Bithibh aotrom; The ‘Sgirisdeach’ set; Tha mi fo churaim; Donald Campbell set; Mo chaol thar chaich.

2018.42.1

Booklet ‘Gnathasan-Cainnt / Idioms’ by Dòmhnall Greumach, 2010. Booklet of Gaelic idioms, phrases and sayings with English translations.

2018.33.1

Framed memorial poster commemorating Captain Donald Sinclair, Sandaig, who was instrumental in saving the crew of the destroyer HMS Sturdy, which ran aground at Sandaig in 1940. He died during a U-boat attack on his merchant ship SS Empire Eland a year later.

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2018.29.1

Colour photograph of ex-Scotland footballer Johnny MacKenzie (1925-2017), Caoles, with his wife Betty and two Derry City supporters at a friendly game with Barcelona in the Brandywell on 12th August 2003.

“Johnny was a hero to all Derry City supporters. He joined the club in 1964 and, with his great help, we won the IFA cup and the League the following year. When we played Barcelona in a friendly game in 2003 (Ronaldinho the world’s most expensive player at the time played that night), Johhny and Betty were invited over from Scotland as our guests. But the biggest reception was for Johnny was as he came on the pitch at half time to a rapturous reception from our supporters. Johnny and his wife Betty were guests of honour at the game and also at the banquet the night before. Having played for Derry City, Johnny once said, “I wish I could turn the clock back to those days. Derry was a second home to me.” “ David Doherty, 12 July 2017

2018.17.1

Tiree Memories calendar 2016, produced by Alec Walker, Edinburgh. Photographs include Hughina MacKinnon (nee MacFadyen; Hughina Eachainn Bhuidhe), 1981; Willie MacPhee and Mary T MacPhee on a motorbike in Scarinish the 1960s; MacArthur’s Store in Scarinish, 1937; a calf being led off the ferry in 1981; Am Baile Ur, Balephuil, 1955; Brown’s Store in Balemartine, 1980; Tiree Aerodrome from the air 1942; groups of crofters at the Agricultural Show at Whitehouse, 2002; Lord of the Isles ferry at the linkspan pier in 1991; sheep shearing at Parkhouse in 1980; Balemartine School children 1947; puffer ‘Anzac’ at Caoles, 1950s; Mary Stewart sailing past Coll in 1930s.

2018.13.1

Obituary for Major John Campbell (1921-2015), owner of the schooner ‘Oceana‘, which ran aground and broke up on the Baugh end of Crossapol Beach in 1949 under mysterious circumstances. Major Campbell survived shellfire and swamps as he advanced through Italy with Popski’s Private Army during WWII.

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First published in The Telegraph newspaper, 3 September 2015 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11842074/Major-John-Campbell-obituary.html 

2018.12.1

Tiree Memories Calendar 2017, by Alec Walker. Includes photographs of Stewart Langley 1991, aerial view of the Co-op 1979, Kate MacDonald (Ceit Chalein) 1958, Scarinish harbour shoreside houses 1953, Ruairidh Lachainn and Domhnall Lachainn ca 1930, ferry ‘Iona’ 1991, Duncan & Margaret MacInnes 1991, Archie MacArthur (Eairdsidh Mor) and Margaret & Norman MacIvor 1990, two Regatta boats and sailors 1985, MacKinnon family at the Farmhouse in Balemartine 1924, mini cooper being loaded off ferry 1934, group of crofters at the Agricultural Show in 1968, Captain John MacDonald, ca 1970.

2017.77.1

Collection of 18 articles by Rhoda Meek, Caoles, extracted from Gaelic language magazine Cothrom, issues 29-59, 2001 onwards, one article by Hector MacDougall about Coll heroes (Cothrom 40), one by Rev Hector Cameron about the building of Island House and collecting peat from Coll (Cothrom 42), and another about a storm which cut Coll into three and Tiree into seven (Cothrom 41). In Gaelic with English translations.

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