Birth and death certificates for Murdoch MacKinnon (1875-1906), Balinoe. Donald’s parents were Roderick MacKinnon (1833-1879) and Marion Brown (1840-1924). Murdoch became a policeman and moved to South Africa with his brother Donald MacKinnon, also a policeman, in around 1903-06. Murdoch died in Cape Town, aged 31.
Black & white photograph of Donald MacKinnon (1872-1945), Balinoe, with his wife Annie MacKinnon and son Donald Roderick MacKinnon in around 1912. Donald’s parents were Roderick MacKinnon (1833-1879) and Marion Brown (1840-1924). He left Tiree in around the late 1890s and worked as a police constable in Glasgow. He married Annie MacLeod in June 1902 and they had a daughter, Isabella MacKinnon, who was born in Glasgow on 30 March 1903. Sometime between 1903 and 1906 the family emigrated to South Africa where Donald and his brother, Murdoch MacKinnon, worked as policemen. There, Donald and Annie had another two children: Joan and Marion. Donald died in South Africa in 1945 (death certificate).
Photocopy of the UK Court of Inquiry Report into the demise of the Fokker XXII aircraft ‘Sylvia Scarlet’, which crashed at Loch Tarbert after taking off from Tiree in 1943. The crew of four, including pilot Flight Lieutenant Knox, and 15 passengers were all killed.
Academic paper on a study of horse-riding in Ireland in the late Bronze Age by Brian Scott, 2019. A brangas / bridle held in An Iodhlann is referred to on page 20. Published in The Journal of Irish Archaeology.
Two black and white studio portrait photographs of an unidentified young boy and a baby, probably relatives of Robert Nisbet, Heanish. The photographs were found in his house when it changed ownership in 2019.
Livestock herd record book belonging to Robert Nisbet, Heanish, 1953-54. A copy of Innes’s Attested Herd Record with entries listing the source, parents, breed, age, sex and mark of cattle belonging to Robert Nisbet.
Handwritten letter dated 1978 from Rev Hector Macpherson, The Manse, Parish of Tiree and Coll, to Colin MacPhail (1895-1988), Crossapol, thanking him for taking a forthcoming church service at Heylipol. Mrs Vivienne Johnston is mentioned as the organist.