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Printout from Canada’s Historic Places website about the Bard John MacLean Cemetery in Nova Scotia, also known as Glen Bard Cemetery. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him. Contains colour photographs of the cemetery and information about John MacLean.

From www.historicplaces.ca


Two articles about childhood memories of traditional rock fishing on Tiree in the 1940s and 1950s. The first is by Billy Whiteside writing about fishing at Barrapol/Greenhill, while the second is by his friends, brothers Alastair and John MacNeill, about fishing at Hynish.




Letter from the Duke of Argyll to Les Crawte, Milton, 1998

Photocopy of a framed, typed letter from the Duke of Argyll to Mr Les Crawte, Milton, congratulating him on his `stunning achievement` (production of a booklet of the Roll of Honour for WWII), dated 10th March 1998. The framed letter was found in his house in Milton when it was being cleared out by the new owners in 2011.



‘Tiree – an unauthorised biography’ – a history of Tiree and its people by William Clelland, 2009.

Text on CD-ROM about the history of Tiree and its people compiled by Australian descendant of Tiree, William Clelland. Includes chapters on the geography of the island, archaeology and first settlers, Christianity and the Gaelic language, Vikings and the wider Scottish history, overpopulation, black houses, kelp and education, evictions and emmigration, Napier Commission, Tiree bards. Index. Appendices including Tiree place names, weapons held by Tiree men and whether `rebel` in 1715, Argyll Estate report of 1737, prisoners of the `45 rebellion, sales from farms, Old Parish Register for marriages and baptisms 1766-1854, households and population 1747-1901, Napier Commission evidence and witness statements 1883, population census 1779-1891. For appendices see 2009.123.2-11.


Transcription of an extract from ‘A Winter on Tiree’ by Isobel Wylie Hutchison.

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Born in 1889 in Kirkliston near Edinburgh, Isobel Wylie Hutchison became a respected film-maker, author and poet. While travelling in the Hebrides in 1920, she decided to spend a winter on Tiree. However, due to the vagaries of the weather and the mail-boat, it was a month before she reached the island.

She found lodgings in Ruaig and became involved in the life of the local Primary School. Her love of plants prompted an experiment in bulb-growing which presaged the Hebridean Bulb-growers Association by thirty years. Her subsequent travels took her to Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Alaska and the Aleutian islands.

A fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, she was awarded the Mungo Park Medal in 1934 ‘in recognition of outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge through exploration.’ She wrote several travel books including ‘North to the Rime-Ringed Sun’ and ‘Stepping Stones from Alaska to Asia’, and four volumes of poetry.


Four sheets of photocopied music for bagpipes relating to Tiree.

Four sheets of photocopied music for bagpipes relating to Tiree: `Hugh Alexander Low of Tiree`, `Scarinish Bay`, `Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree`, `Rhu Vaternish` and `The Tiree Bridal Song`.

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Partially made harvest knots with instructions.

Partially made harvest knots with instructions from Lachie MacLean, Druimfhraoich on how to make them, recorded by John and Sarah Holliday. (Instructions in Filing Cabinet 8 drawer 3)



Letter dated 12/6/2003 from Donald MacIntyre, Gott, giving information about Charles MacLean of Kenovay.

Letter dated 12/6/2003 from Donald MacIntyre, Gott, giving information about Charles MacLean of Kenovay (site of the present Craft Shop) who was employed as a stud groom by David Adams, Scotland`s most famous Clydesdale horse breeder and exporter. Charles cared for shipments of mares and fillies for the six week journey to Australia.

cmaclean.jpgCharles’ great-nephew tells us that “when Charles arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, he would stay at the home of a cousin MacLean. After disembarking the Clydesdale horses, Charles was told in Gaelic to have a bath because he smelled of horses”.