Scanned record sheet issued by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for Private Hector McDonald, Balemartine (1894-1916), who died in battle during WWI, and is remembered in Cambrin Churchyard, France. Hector was the son of Hector and Chistina Campbell McDonald of Balemartine.
Pages photocopied from the ‘Scottish Baptist Magazine’, ca 1910-1930, with obituaries for two Baptist ministers who were born and raised on Tiree: Rev. Duncan MacFarlane (1822-1908), and Rev. Alexander MacArthur (1900-1930).
Information about the origins and forms of the surname ‘Tyrie’, from the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names, 2016. There are several alternative spellings of the name from Murdoch de Tiri in 1292, to Robert Tyree in 1785. In 1881, the name Tyrie was most common in Angus.
Alexander MacKinnon’s father, also Alexander, Kilmoluaig, was one of the Skerryvore Lighthouse team housed at Hynish. Alexander Sr died from pneumonia contracted after a sea rescue in a storm in 1887(?), after which Alex Jr and his mother had to vacate their Hynish cottage and live with her parents, MacLeans of Cornaigbeg. Alexander Jr took Divinity at Glasgow University, serving as minister for 33 years at the Presbyterian Church in Manchester, St. Columba’s in Glasgow and at Kilmonivaig at Spean Bridge, amongst others. Former Vice-President of the Tiree Association.
Academic paper on ‘The Natural and Economic History of Kelp’ by Archibald and Nan Clow, published in the Annals of Science in 1947. Although Tiree is not mentioned in the paper, it gives an excellent account of the kelp industry, which boomed on Tiree during the 1800s.
Click here forPage 1. The full text is available at www.tandfonline.com/loi/tasc20 and a printed copy is held in An Iodhlann.
Green bakelite and glass Bel Jubilee Cream Maker belonging to Mabel Kennedy, Balephuil (Mabel MacArthur’s mother). Made by Blacklers of Liverpool in 1934-6. Includes an instructions leaflet (stored separately).
Poem by Flora MacPhail, Ruaig, about a Harris Tweed jacket made by Dugald MacArthur, Sliabh, Balephuil in around 1940. In Gaelic with an English translation. It was worn by Jamie MacDonald, Ruaig, on TV for the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2018.
MSc dissertation ‘Climate change in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides: a mixed methods evaluation of the effects of climate change on the Isle of Tiree: the land below the waves’ by Duncan Sinclair, August 2020. A digital copy of the full text is held by An Iodhlann.