2011.110.1

Photograph of brothers Archie Brown MacDonald and Colin MacDonald, Mannal, in the early 1900s

Black & white photograph of brothers (L-R) Archie Brown MacDonald and Colin MacDonald of Mannal House, leading several Highland x Clydesdale horses. They were Mairi Campbell`s mother`s brothers.

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Object Details

Other Number: P162

Handfuls of horses

These are fine examples of the heavy workhorses that were bred on Tiree in the 1800s and early 1900s to pull carts and agricultural machinery. Tiree`s Clydesdale horses were much sought after by buyers on the mainland, although on Tiree itself, many crofters preferred Clydesdales crossed with Highland ponies, which were just as strong but had smaller hooves that did less damage to the ground. Both types are pictured here in the capable hands of Archie Brown MacDonald and Colin MacDonald of Mannal House.
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs P100-199
Current Location: normal location

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  1. Gordon McConnell

    My great uncle Charles MacLean exported horses from Tiree to Australia which took three months. He retired to Rossdhu house with his sister Mary Campbell. I met her in 1952.

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