Colour photograph of an old threshing machine made by R.G. Garvie & Sons, Engineers, Aberdeen in the 1920s or 1930s, belonging to Hugh Archie MacCallum, Whitehouse. The machine measured around 2 metre tall x 2 metre long x 1 metre wide, and was used to separate the edible part of the grain from the chaff. Photographed in 2016.
Collection of 14 colour photo-prints of various scenes from Tiree from 1960 to 2010, including an passenger aircraft at Tiree airport, a double-decker bus at the pier, out-buildings at Coales, an old well, Kilkenneth chapel and Kirkapol farmland. Five of the images are accessioned separately (see 2016.56.2 – 6).
Colour postcard photograph of Drover’s Cottage, Barrapol, shortly after renovation by the Atkins around 2000. On the reverse are the contact details of the owners and its ‘three-crowns’ and ‘commended’ ratings as a holiday let.
DVD of BBC Alba TV programme Cairdeas Cogaidh featuring Lachie MacKinnon, Parkhouse, Balephetrish, being interviewed by Donald Meek, Caoles, in Lachie’s house on 13th February 2014. In Gaelic without subtitles.
Colour photograph of An Iodhlann committee members (L-R) Alasdair Sinclair, Brock (1923-2009), and Duncan Grant, Ruaig (born 1933), in An Iodhlann around 2006. Alasdair was one of the founding members of An Iodhlann, contributing a wealth of historical knowledge and material. Duncan is also on An Iodhlann’s committee and is the resident genealogist. The photograph was given to Duncan by a grateful visitor, Lynette MacLean-Crown, from New Zealand who was researching her family’s Tiree roots around 2010. A note from her is written on the back of the original print.
Research paper ‘Difference in death? A lost Neolithic inhumation cemetery with Britain’s earliest case of rickets at Balevullin, western Scotland’, by I Armit, F Shapland, J Montgomery & J Beaumont, published in the Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 2015.
Printed memoir of a childhood spent on Tiree during WWII by Barry Kerr, 2015. Barry’s father, George (Jock) Kerr, was posted on the island as an RAF Signals and Telegraph Officer. Barry recalls the ‘black house’ he lived in at Balephetrish, the coal puffers, Cornaig school and prisoners of war.