Day out in Scarinish in 1927

Photograph of three young people in Scarinish in 1927.


Courtesy of Mr Ronnie MacLean

These three young people were photographed in front of the petrol pump in Scarinish on the day of the Tiree Agricultural Show in 1927. One of the major events of the local calendar, it was well attended by locals and visitors alike.

Held in Scarinish school grounds, the Show was a day-long affair with numerous sections for horses, cattle and sheep, poultry, dairy produce and other home industries. After the judging, there were piping and dancing competitions and field sports.

A greasy pole was erected, the prize for which was a bottle of whiskey, much sought after on what was then a temperance island. The last event of the day was a fiercely contested tug-of-war between islanders and visitors.

Black and white photograph of three young people by a petrol pump in the 1920s.

The petrol pump at Gott Bay pier, from a small photograph album from Silversands, Vaul dating from the late 1920s.

Object Details

Other Number: B178
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – B100-199
Current Location: normal location

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