Photocopy of a typed transcript of an interview with Hector MacPhail, Cornaigbeg, on 19 May 1992, about himself, boats, sea transport and sailors, with particular reference to Allan MacFadyen, Scarinish, and ships the Mary Stewart and the Mary & Effie. Topics also include alchohol taxation, violence, Clearances, landowners, hotels, Crofters’ War, coal puffers. The interviewer is given only as ‘Smith’.
Cassette tape ‘Blasad Gaidhlig / A Taste of Gaelic’ by Donal D MacLennan, 1972. A tuitional recording produced by Reprographia, Edinburgh.
Photocopy of a typed transcript of a taped interview with sisters Margaret MacKinnon and Katie MacKinnon, Heanish, by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle (and Balinoe), in 1991 at Braeside, Heanish.
Extract: “Auntie Maggie and Auntie Katie agreed to do this tape interview with me on a cold April’s day in 1991. I had dropped by Braeside on the way back from a buisness trip in Europe. It was mostly Auntie Maggie who did the talking with Katie chipping in with the odd comment. They talked about their childhood living on the island and life during the war years.”
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Typed transcript of Donald Sinclair, West Hynish, singing about a boat named `Eilidh a` Chuain`, 1968
Transcript of Eric Gregeen interviewing Donald Sinclair, West Hynish, in 1968. Donald sings an old song in Gaelic about a trading boat named `Eilidh a` Chuain / Helen of the Seas`, which mentions the Isle of Mann. He doesn`t know its exact origin, only that it was passed down orally through generations of his family. Created on A3 paper using a typewriter. The transcript is labelled SA 1968/246/A1, suggesting that it may also be available on CD from Pròiseact Thiriodh, School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh.
Audio recording about tourism on Tiree
Audio recording of Dr John Holliday interviewing Duncan Grant, Ruaig, Iain MacKinnon, Hillcrest, and Gordon Scott, Cornaigmore, about tourism on Tiree. Includes each introducing themselves and giving an account of their Tiree links. Recorded at An Iodhlann on 20/1/2015.
Audio recording of talks at the Halifax memorial event, 2014
Talks by various participants, including Mike Hughes and Ken Organ, of the commemoration event at An Talla on 16th August 2014 on the 70th anniversary of the fatal collision of two RAF Halifax aircraft over Tiree.
Audio recording of Mary MacKinnon and Rosemary Omand talking about banking on Tiree, 1949-2013
Mary MacKinnon, Parkhouse, and Rosemary Omand, Kenovay, are interviewed by Dr John Holliday at An Iodhlann on 9th Dec. 2013, about the history of banking on Tiree since its beginnings in 1949 in the Old Reading Room to Rosemary`s retirement in 2013. Topics include the layout of the building in the Reading Room, lack of infrastructure and sanitation, Mary`s exam for her job at the bank in 1951 and her contract, staffing, training, what happened before the bank, built by Hugh MacDonald, Rosemary`s start in 1970 and promotion to Manager in 1997, uniforms, balancing the cash, double keys, accounting, inspections, converting accounts, calculating interest etc, cheques, Mary`s retirement at age 55, bank managers, `Mobile` Banking, and cleaners.
Audio recording of Albert Gallier – survivor of HMS Sturdy wreck in 1940
Audio recording of Albert Gallier being interviewed by Dr John Holliday on 11 Oct 2012, about the fatal wrecking of the destroyer HMS Sturdy which ran onto rocks at Sandaig in 1940. Albert is one of the few surviving members of the crew that were on the ship that night, and recalls his memories of the event.
Audio recording of Donald John Kennedy and Dr John Holliday in 2012
Audio recording of Donald John Kennedy of West Hynish, being interviewed by Dr John Holliday about life on Tiree in the past.