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.
An Iodhlann’s visitors book 1/8/2012 to 24/8/2018, containing the names of visitors to the Historical Centre, their date of visit and their comments.
Hardback book ‘Audur’ by Vilborg Davidsdottir, 2009. The novel follows a Viking girl, Audur, from her childhood on Tiree to Iceland. Signed by the author “To John Holliday with warm regards from Iceland! 2 July 2018”. Includes some Norse names for places in Tiree, Dublin and the rest of the British Isles. Entirely in the Icelandic language.
Music CD ‘The Pipe Slang’ by Jamie MacDonald, Ruaig, and Christian Gamauf, 2018, featuring Anna MacDonald, Ruaig, on vocals and clarsach.
Music CD ‘From the Sea to the City’ by Trail West, 2018.
Music CD ‘EVO’ by Skerryvore, 2018.
Home-made metal tool to connect metal brake lines, made by Donald Brown, Vaul.
Home-made metal tool to clean carbon from engine intake and exhaust valves, made by Donald Brown, Vaul.
Scale model of a dipping lug-sail boat the ‘Islean Thiriodh’ built for David Hepburn, Scarinish and Oban, by an “old” east coast fisherman, and based on David’s boat the ‘Eilean Thiriodh’ which was built by Colin Evans, Barcaldine, in 1998. The Eilean Thiriodh won several races in the Tiree Regattas.