Photocopy of a message in a bottle found by Donald Brown, Vaul, on the beach at Brock, Ruaig, in January 2019. From a young girl living in Glasgow. Includes a riddle.
Christmas card from the teacher of the P1 Gaelic class, Anna Martin, in 1992. Inside she has written “Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna math ùr. Bho Anna Màiri Mhartainn.” The card contained a photograph of the children in her class.
Historical information about the home of Donald Brown (1864-1947) in Livingstone Shire, Australia, known as ‘Annie Brown’s House’ (one of his daughters) at ‘Main Camp’. Includes photographs of the building. Donald emigrated to Australia in 1886. His parents were Hugh Brown and Anne Kennedy of Moss.
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Tiree Memories calendar 2018, produced by Alec Walker, Edinburgh. Photographs include the ‘Mary Stewart’ in Scarinish Harbour ca 1940, Cornaig Mill ca 1935, sheep shearing in Scarinish ca 1935, Balemartine from Cnoc Mor, Christina MacDonald (Curstaidh) at her spinning wheel, the Fever Hospital at Heanish ca 1945, MacDonald’s Store in Scarinish ca 1945, Scarinish from the air ca 1955, Ruaig hay stooks ca 1955, Mona MacDonald outside her shop in Scarinish, the Lodge Hotel ca 1955, Gott pier and ferry ca 1935, Duncan MacLean and his sisters outside The Shepherd’s Cottage in West Hynish ca 1900.
Poster illustrating the whales, dolphins porpoises and sharks inhabiting the seas in the west of Scotland, with their names in English, Latin and Gaelic. Produced by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, 2018.
Minke whale / Muc-mhara-mhioncaidh
Humpback whale / Muc-mhara-crotach
Killer whale (Orca) / Madadh-cuain
Basking shark / Cearban
White-beaked dolphin / Leumadair bàn-ghobach
Risso’s dophin / Cana
Bottlenose dolphin / Muc-bhiorach
harbour porpoise / Peileag
Common dolphin / Leumadair cumanta
Atlantic white-sided dolphin / Leumadair cliathaich-bhàin
Three detailed diaries of Neil MacPhail, Registrar at Kirkapol during 1897-1924. The diaries cover the periods 1897-1900, 1911-1926, 1920-1923. Entries include the weather, maintenance around the croft, sowing, harvests, cattle breeding, deaths, purchases and payments. Neil was awarded an MBE in 1979 for his services as a Registrar.
Collection of three mail order catalogues belonging to the Lamont/MacKenzie family of Harbour, Caoles, in the 1920s: Forrest’s Country Boots in stamped brown envelope addressed to Mr D MacKinnon; J D Williams & Co., the Dale Street Warehouse, Manchester; Greenlees & Sons (Easiephit Footwear) Ltd, Possilpark, Glasgow.
Programme of the Mull Highland Games, 1956, with Tiree competitors Iain C MacDonald, Dancing (pg 4), and Duncan MacInnes, Ruaig, Light Events (pg 9).
Photocopy of a tri-fold brochure from an exhibition by the Oban Art Society of works by Duncan MacGregor Whyte (1866-1953) and his wife, Mary Bernard (1870-1946), in St. Columba’s Church, Oban in September 1984. Includes biographies and lists of named works. The MacG Whytes built The Studio in Balephuil.
Large colour brochure for the Tiree Lodge Hotel ca 1990, when it was owned by Ken & Irene Hutchinson and Elaine & Glyn Williams. Includes photographs.