Extracts from the minutes of the Health and Welfare Committee of Argyll District Council, 1963, regarding the campaign to convert the United Free Church Manse at Scarinish into an Eventide Home for the elderly (Tigh a’ Rudha).
8th March 1963: “On the matter being raised by Mr Malcolm McLean it was decided that a report should be submitted to the next meeting of the Committee on the extent of any Part 3 Accommodation problem in Tiree.”
7th June 1963: letters from Malcolm McLean and the County Medical Officer remitted to Sub-Committee on Part 3 Accommodation “on receipt of (a) information from the District Clerk as to numbers requiring accommodation and (b) a report by the County Architect on the suitability of the premises referred to in the letters”.
Information about the MacFarlanes of Balinoe and Elgin, 1858-1876, including the (1) marriage certificate for Rev James MacFarlane, Balinoe, and Isabella Farquharson, Cornaig, on Tiree in 1858, (2) death certificate for Isabella MacFarlane in Elgin in 1865, (3) 1871 Elgin census record listing James MacFarlane, (4) death certificate for James MacFarlane, 1876. Includes additional family history information emailed by the donor.
After their marriage in 1858, the MacFarlanes moved to Elgin where James took up the position of Baptist Minister. When Isabella died, aged only 34 years, she left three children: Archibald (b. ca 1860), Margaret (b. ca 1861) and Mary. In the 1871 census, Mary is living in Oban with her mother’s sister, Eliza. It is presumed that Mary stayed with the Whytes in Oban and that she is the ‘other Mary’ referred to in Duncan MacGregor Whyte’s letters to his wife Mary Bernard when he was in Australia. The Whytes were artists who built The Studio in Balephuil.
Photocopied pages from the annals of the Celtic Society, 1836, in which Rev Neil MacLean, minister on Tiree, reports to George Farquharson, Secretary to the Celtic Society in Edinburgh, the results of the Celtic Society competition for school children on Tiree and Coll. Prize books were awarded for proficiency in arithmetic, writing, english and gaelic. The winning scholars on Tiree attended Kirkapol School – Malcolm MacDougall, Archibald MacKinnon, Donald MacLean, Donald Clarke and Ann MacKinnon; Heylipol School – Allan Campbell, Robert MacFarlane, Flora MacDougall, Christina MacLean, Donald MacIntyre and Catherine Campbell; Hynish School – Allan MacDonald and Hugh MacKinnon. The scholars’ fathers’ names are also listed.
National Insurance contributions cards, and various forms and letters regarding the pension status of John MacArthur, Milton, during 1923-1931. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Notice of Decision under the Old Age Pensions Act, and notice of authority for Ruaig Post Office to act as an agent for Isabella MacDonald, Milton in 1915. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Binder of 16 Certificates of Discharge belonging to J. MacArthur, Bosun in the Merchant Navy, 1890-1900. The certificates name the many ships and routes he sailed. From a collection of items found at Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Two merit certificates from the Scotch Education Department for Jessie Ann MacDonald, Milton, while attending Ruaig Public School, in 1893 and 1895. Tragically, Jessie Ann died at just 18 years old. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.