Hector MacPhail at An Iodhlann’s first exhibition
Photograph of Hector MacPhail at An Iodhlann’s first exhibition in 1997.
Hector MacPhail of Ruaig demonstrates the use of a cheese vat to Willie Walker, Archie MacArthur, Kilkenneth and Gaelic teacher Margaret MacKay at An Iodhlann’s first exhibition in 1997 in the old Reading Room in Scarinish.
Purchased by the Tiree and Coll Gaelic Partnership and renamed ‘An Iodhlann’, the building houses a growing collection of artefacts and records relating to the history, prehistory, natural history and culture of the islands of Tiree and Coll.
Hector, until his untimely death in 2000, was An Iodhlann’s resident historian. He recorded oral histories in Gaelic, gave public talks on local subjects and researched the histories of thirteen Tiree townships.
Black and white photograph of Hector MacPhail and visitors at An Iodhlann`s 1997 exhibition.
Exhibition at An Iodhlann in 1997. L-R: Hector MacPhail, Skipinnis, Ruaig; Willie Walker, Crossapol; Archie MacArthur Kilkenneth, Kilkenneth; Gaelic teacher Margaret MacKay, Heylipol.