Canteen of silver and stainless steel cutlery presented to Archie MacIntyre, Gott, for his sheep at the 1959 Agricultural Show. A silver plaque on the top of the canteen reads ‘Presented by Tiree Association, Tiree Agricultural Show, 1959’. Contains 31 pieces made by Duncan & Scobrie, Sheffield.
Two wooden 30cm / 12″ rulers from Ruaig School.
Wooden needle for repairing fishing nets and creels. Bears the hand-carved initials ‘J. McL’, probably John MacLean, Vaul. Used more recently for stirring tar.
Pair of black-coated steel bicycle clips from Malcolm MacLean’s (Calum Salum) shop in Salum.
Iron fence-wire tightener
Branding iron for marking livestock, bearing the letter ‘H’. Possibly from Heylipol Farm.
Iron emergency escape axe used by RAF aircrew. The handle was covered in thick rubber to allow cutting of electrical cables, but this has since perished.
Tall, floor-standing gas lamp belonging to Calum MacLean, Salum. It stood in his shop at Salum in the 1950s, and was the first gas light on the island.
Bronze spring of a Roman brooch (late 1st to 2nd century AD) from a collection of around 200 bronze objects found by amateur archaeologist George Holleyman at Balevullin in 1941-43, when he served at RAF Tiree during WWII. Identified by Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museum of Scotland, in 2019.
Silver pin badge issued to servicemen given an honourable discharge from active duty during WWI. Worn by injured servicemen on the the right breast to prevent abuse from members of the public if their injuried were not obvious. Bears the Royal monogram and the words “For King and Empire, Services Rendered”.