Scanned copy of a certificate of qualification belonging to Niall Colin Brown Campbell, Scarinish (b.1933), dated 1964, issued by the Canadian Department of Transport enabling him to pilot ships on the Great Lakes of Ontario and Erie in Canada. Before moving to Glasgow and then Canada, Niall lived at Deobedal, Scarinish.
Scanned copy of a certificate of an apprentice’s indenture belonging to Niall Colin Brown Campbell, Scarinish (b.1933), dated 1949. His mother, Margaret Campbell, signed her consent to the apprenticeship. They lived at Deobedal, Scarinish. Niall served his apprenticeship with H Hogarth & Sons, Shipowners, Glasgow, until 1953. The reverse side of the document includes the names of the ships Niall served on and his pay. Niall signed his name C Campbell suggesting that he was known as Colin Campbell.
Original ‘Application for a Permit under the Defence Regulations’ by John Hay of Edinburgh, to enter the Island of Tiree for the purpose of labouring in the employment of Melville, Duncan and Whitson in 1942. During WWII, Tiree was a Protected Area. The application is verified by Robert Williams, Glasgow.
Birth and death certificates for Murdoch MacKinnon (1875-1906), Balinoe. Donald’s parents were Roderick MacKinnon (1833-1879) and Marion Brown (1840-1924). Murdoch became a policeman and moved to South Africa with his brother Donald MacKinnon, also a policeman, in around 1903-06. Murdoch died in Cape Town, aged 31.
Photocopy of the UK Court of Inquiry Report into the demise of the Fokker XXII aircraft ‘Sylvia Scarlet’, which crashed at Loch Tarbert after taking off from Tiree in 1943. The crew of four, including pilot Flight Lieutenant Knox, and 15 passengers were all killed.
Livestock herd record book belonging to Robert Nisbet, Heanish, 1953-54. A copy of Innes’s Attested Herd Record with entries listing the source, parents, breed, age, sex and mark of cattle belonging to Robert Nisbet.
Hand-drawn plan of the proposed location of the new Cooperative building within Scarinish in 1950. Includes the location of the site of the burned out original store, a petrol pump at the roadside in front of the shop, the layout of a proposed bypass road to the north, and the Temperance Hotel. Drawn by J. McA. for SCWS Ltd, Architectural Dept., Glasgow.
Photocopied extract from an architect’s design report regarding the repairs and conversion of the Old Barracks building at Hynish, 1990. Prepared by ARP Architects and Quantity Surveyors for The Hebridean Trust.
Insurance claim receipt made out to MacLaren Grain and Co., 1885. The claim was to recoup losses as a result of the steamship ‘Ardandhu’ colliding in 1883. Paid out by the insurance company William Euing & Co. Brokers. Before this incident, in 1881, the SS Ardandhu sank after colliding with another ship on the River Clyde. It went on to become wrecked on Hough Skerries off the west coast of Tiree during a storm in 1891.