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.
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.
Biographical information about Bill Martin (1916-1942), a wireless operator/gunner in RAF 224 Squadron who was briefly posted to Tiree in 1942. Bill and all but one of his fellow crew members lost their lives when their plane collided with a barrage balloon in fog on the edge of Dartmoor in October 1942. A memorial was unveiled there by Bill’s widow in 2018.
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Letter from Sergeant Bill Martin of RAF 224 Squadron to his brother Jimmy on being posted to Tiree in 1942.
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Letter dated 10/5/1942 from Sergeant Bill Martin of 224 Squadron to his brother Jimmy, describing his pastimes on Tiree and the unsuitability of the island as a holiday destination.
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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.