Softback book ‘Tiree and the Dukes of Argyll 1674-1922’ by James Petre, 2019. A concise history of one island during arguably the most dramatic period in Scottish history. A story of change and controversy. At its core are ducal policy, burgeoning population growth, destitution and emigration, followed by government intervention and land settlement.
Hardback book ‘The Small Regiment, Vol. 1 – Origins of the Clan MacKinnon, 100BCE-1621CE’ by G McKinnon and E E McKinnon. The origins of the Clan MacKinnon and the influences that shaped its history within the context of Hebridean and Scottish history, to 1621. Clan MacKinnon Publishing, Canada, 2017.
Hardback book ‘Forecast for Overlord’, by J M Stagg, 1971. A first-hand account of the weather forecasting that allowed the D-Day operations to be carried out on June 6, 1944. Written by General Eisenhower’s chief weatherman. Airmen at RAF Tiree collected the weather data that was used to forecast D-Day.
Hardback book ‘Inspired by Chance’ by artist Kirsty Laird, Edinburgh & Brock, 2019. Photographs, descriptions and background of some of Kirsty Laird’s driftwood sculptures made while on Tiree. Includes a section about Kirsty’s background and life. An inscription reads “For John Holliday and An Iodhlann, the gift of this book, in response a long life-time of my love for Tiree”.
Book ‘Edible Seashore’ by John Wright, 2009.
Hardback book`The Land of the Hills and the Glens` by Seton Gordon, 1920. Illustrated portrayal of the Hebrides and the west coast of Scotland (Tiree pages 158-167). On the inside front cover is written “For Peter Anderson. With best wishes from the Author. March 1921”. Peter Anderson was the first gamekeeper on Tiree, appointed in 1886.
Ten books ‘The Eric R Cregeen Fieldwork Journals’, edited by Margaret Bennett, 2018. Historian Eric Radcliffe Cregeen (1921-1983) made hundreds of audio recordings of oral histories from a wide range of people from around Scotland. His meticulous notes are displayed and transcribed in nine volumes, with those regarding Tiree recordings presented in Volumes 3 to 9.
Vol 1 1939-1949; Vol 2 1949-1957; Vol 3 1955-1959; Vol 4 1959-1968; Vol 5 1969-1972; Vol 6 1973-1974; Vol 7 1974-1978; Vol 8 1975-1976; Vol 9 1977-1982; Vol 10 Index.
Hardback book ‘Orain le Rob Donn / Songs and Poems of Robert Mackay’, 1829, belonging to the MacDonald family, Greenbank, Kilmoluaig. On the inside cover is written “Rev HM Paterson” and “K Macdonald, 15/5/39” and “Coinnach MacDhomhnuill as na Herragh, Alaba ?uagh”.
Hardback book ‘Dain Iain Ghobha / The Poems of John Morrison’, Vol. 2, edited by George Henderson, 1896, belonging to the MacDonald family, Greenbank, Kilmoluaig. On the inside cover is written “D Macdonald, Clachan House, Grosebay, Isle of Harris”.
Hardback book ‘Dain Iain Ghobha / The Poems of John Morrison’, Vol. 1, edited by George Henderson, 1896, belonging to the MacDonald family, Greenbank, Kilmoluaig. On the inside cover is written “D Macdonald, Clachan House, Grosebay, Isle of Harris”.