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Commemorative colour photo postcard of the ferry ‘Lord of the Isles’ on its last call at Tobermory in 1998. The ‘Lord of the Isles was the last ferry link between Tobermory and Coll & Tiree. The reverse is signed by the captain, K. Cameron, and date-stamped at the Tobermory post office at 10.45 on 5 April 1998.

 

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Colour photograph of merchant vessel ‘Isle of Tiree’ at Lyness pier, Hoy, Orkney Islands, in 2007. Originally built for fishing in 1960, this 131-ton wooden boat was bought by Highland Marine Ltd for general cargo and supplying fish farms. It sank at Lyness pier after being sold in Orkney.

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Metal drift calculator (isothermal calibration) used by an RAF navigator during WWII. Strapped to the upper thigh along with a roll of note paper, it was used for correcting the aircraft’s height and air speed according to air temperature. Found on moorland just north of Island House, it is thought to have fallen from one of the two aircraft that collided nearby in August 1944. On loan for displaying at Tiree Airport.

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