Dates: 2010s

2010.54.1

Information about Lieutenant Commander Erick Naslund, Shipping – Tiree, 1941-42

An account of Lieutenant Commander Erick Naslund, who was the Royal Navy Shipping Officer on Tiree during 1941-42. He was responsible for dealing with shipwrecks in the area during WWII, and for preventing looting. He and his family lived in the school house in Scarinish. Written by his daughter. Also emails between An Iodhlann and Brian Harris. The wreck of HMS Sturdy at Sandaig in October 1940 with the loss of 5 lives, may have catalysed sending a Shipping Officer to Tiree.

2010.46.4

DVD film “Kids on Tiree” made by Tiree children with BBC LAB team who visited the Tiree Feis 2010

DVD of films made at a BBC LAB film-making workshop with children during Feis Thiriodh in July 2010. English and Gaelic versions. Features John Isaacson, Eirin Beese, Maya Arkless, Mark, Ben, Fiona, Ewan, Mhairi MacKinnon, Eilidh MacFadyen, Neil Oliver, Rosie Roberts and Argyll MacArthur. Running time 5 mins.

2010.46.1

Letter and account of RAF airman F.C.”Freddie” Gee`s time on Tiree 1944-45

Letter from F.C.”Freddie” Gee to Dr Holliday regarding his enclosed account of his days on Tiree as an RAF Meterological Air Observer during WWII. He wrote it for his grandchildren and includes mention of two Tiree school teachers, May and Grace, whom he befriended, and Corporal Eddie Rudd who later taught his children at school. Includes contact photographs of F. Gee and various images from Tiree. See also photographs P103-P107.

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2010.44.1

Tiree Memories Calendar 2011 by Alec Walker

“Tiree Memories” calendar 2011, by Alec Walker, showing black and white photographs of old Tiree. Photos: Mary Stewart in Scarinish Harbour, Balephetrish 1950s, Upper Vaul, Ruaig, Kilkenneth chapel, Scarinish from the air, Caoles, Claymore ferry, Hillcrest, Kilkenneth, Balephuil.

2010.41.1

Book “The Second Torpedo” about the torpedoing of the SS Volendam, by Ilene Birkwood

Softback book “The Second Torpedo” about the torpedoing of the SS Volendam, which was evacuating 300 school children from England to Canada in 1940. The author, Ilene Birkwood, was one of the surviving children. The ship`s purser`s body washed up on Tiree and was buried in Kirkapol cemetery – see pages 89-90.

2010.37.1

Fact sheet about “Tilley” – Tiree`s community wind turbine, 2010

Factsheet about Tiree`s community wind turbine “Tilley” giving the background to the project, its costs, output, comparison with other island wind turbines, electricity and income, future, tiree windfall fund, personnel involved and acknowledgements.

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