The Duke and Duchess of Argyll at a Tiree Association concert in 1950
Photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll at a Tiree Association concert in 1950.
Courtesy of Mrs Flora MacKinnon
This photograph was taken by George Outram & Co. Ltd after an annual concert of the Tiree Association, probably in 1950, the Association’s Jubilee year, when the gathering’s chairman was the 11th Duke of Argyll. Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, is in the centre of the photograph.
The evening started with an organ recital, followed by the entry of the platform party led in by the Association’s piper. After the chairman’s address, the audience was entertained by the Glasgow Police Pipers, a selection of Gaelic and Scots songs and dances performed by the Glasgow Police dancers.
The Association is still in existence today. Funded by its members, it gives monetary support to groups such as the Tiree Parties Committee and the Pipe Band, as well as providing prizes for the Awards Ceremony at Tiree High School.
Black and white photograph taken after Tiree Association Annual Concert c. 1950.
Tiree Association Annual Concert, St Andrew`s Hall, Glasgow, c. 1950. L-R: Harvey MacLean; Mrs Annie Campbell; Mrs Sybil Sinclair; Minnie Dickson; Mr Hugh Sinclair; Mrs Ann Brown; Mary Flora MacArthur; Margaret, Duchess of Argyll; Hugh Campbell, Port Glasgow; Nancy MacLean; President of the Association, the 11th Duke of Argyll; Mrs Margaret Campbell; Mr and Mrs Hugh Kennedy, Crosshill.