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Going to salute the flag at Island House

Photograph of Hugh MacDiarmid leading a group of people to salute the flag at Island House in 1920.

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Courtesy of Mr John Watson

In this photograph taken in 1920, Hugh MacDiarmid is leading a large group of over a hundred men, women and children to salute the flag at Island House.

What the event was is uncertain but judging from other photographs in An Iodhlann’s collections, it was a day of celebration with a piper in attendance and a picnic for the children. Everyone is dressed in their best clothes, although some of the children have bare feet.

Originally from Perthshire, Hugh MacDiarmid was appointed sub-factor for Argyll Estates in Tiree after the retiral of John Campbell in 1876. He died in May 1928 at Island House aged eighty-two.

Black and white photograph of Hugh MacDiarmid at Island House in 1920.

Hugh MacDiarmid leads a large group of over a hundred men, women and children to salute the flag at Island House in 1920. What the event was is uncertain but judging from photograph C33, it was a day of celebration with a piper in attendance and a picnic for the children. Everyone is dressed in their best clothes, although some of the children have bare feet.
Originally from Perthshire, Hugh MacDiarmid was appointed sub-factor for Argyll Estates in Tiree after the retiral of John Campbell in 1876. He died in May 1928 at Island House aged eighty-two.

Object Details

Other Number: J197

Saluting the flag at Island House in 1920

Hugh MacDiarmid leads a group of over a hundred men, women and children to salute the flag near Island House. What the event was is uncertain, although it looks like a day of celebration with a piper in attendance and everyone dressed in their best clothes (although for some, this still means bare feet). Originally from Perthshire, Hugh MacDiarmid was appointed sub-factor for Argyll Estates in Tiree in 1876.
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