Object Type: academia

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2017.13.1

Bound softback report ‘The Beaches of Northern Inner Hebrides’ by A. S. Mather, J. S. Smith and W. Ritchie of the Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, 1975. Inventory of beach resources of Tiree, Coll, the Small Isles, and Skye, outlining the composition and characteristic of each. Chapter 2 is about Tiree.  Signed at the front “In memory of Elizabeth and Mary Robertson, Glebe House, Gott. Donated [to An Iodhlann] by their sister Janice. January 2017”

See 1998.166.1 for a separate photocopy of chapters 1 & 2, and Appendices.

2017.8.3

Printed report on ‘The Demographics of the population of Coll and Tiree’ by Sarah Griffin, Senior Information Analyst of Public Health, NHS, 2012. Commissioned by Cùram Thiriodh to assess the health needs of the population of Coll and Tiree. Companion report to ‘Demographics and Epidemiology of Coll and Tiree’, 2011. Includes information on current population, overall health, projected population, dementia prevelance and rates of death.

2017.8.2

Softback report ‘Profiles: Health and Community in Rural and Urban Argyll’ using data from the Rural-Urban Morbidity Recording Project (2001-2004), by Jane Farmer et al, 2004. The profiles include the work of health professionals, people’s health status and their use of health services. They also highlight strengths and weaknesses of living in the local communities – centering on factors which might be related to health. See pages 17-23 for data from Tiree.

2017.69.1

Printed introduction to the Coastal Archaeology Project, 2004, run by Tom Dawson from the Centre for Environmental History & Policy at St Andrews University. The project wishes to work with local people to help discover the hidden and vulnerable archaeological sites on the caostlines of Coll, Tiree and Islay, before they are damaged by rising sea levels and increasing storms. Includes a list of 156 names, classifications and coordinates of archaeological sites on Tiree.

2017.64.1

Article titled ‘Tiree and the Dukes of Argyll in the age of the Clearances and Crofters’ War: coercion, controversy and confrontation’ by James Petre, published in West Highland Notes & Queries, July 2017, pp 17-23. An account of how Tiree changed after the Dukes of Argyll took possession of the island in 1674, and the reaction of the islanders to that change.

2014.14.2

Photocopied extract of an article about the location of the Old Norse place-name ‘Isleborg’ in the Argyll Islands, by Dr John Holliday, Balephuil, and the possibility that it refers to an ancient fort on Loch an Eilein on Tiree. Published in West Highland Notes and Queries, Series 4, No. 2, December 2016.

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2017.47.1

Spring-bound, typed lesson notes titled ‘A Scottish Gaelic Primer’ by Iain D. Macleod, Toronto, 1986.  A handwritten Prologue taped to the front page states that the notes were written by the top student of the Advanced class of the Toronto Gaelic Society language courses in 1985-86.

2016.44.6

Extract from Archaeology Ireland magazine, Autumn 2015: ‘Decoding Finn mac Cumaill’s Places’ by E FitzPatrick, R Hennesy, P Naessens and JF Nagy. An academic interpretation of European place-names in relation to the traditional Celtic tales of the warrior-hunter Finn mac Cumaill and his fian (wild band), which are historically popular among the Gaelic-speaking people of Scotland, Ireland and Isle of Man.

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