Colour photograph of the crew of the dipping lug-sail boat ‘Eilean Thiriodh’, holding a prize cup outside the ‘Lean-to’ bar of the Scarinish Hotel, after winning in the Tiree Regatta around 2000. The ‘Eilean Thiriodh’ was made in Barcaldine in 1998, and won several Tiree Regattas.
Report by Ann MacSween on the fragments of hand-made pottery found during excavation of Cnoc an Fhiommheir / Giant’s Grave at Lodge Farm, Kirkapol, in 2017.
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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.