Montage of a photograph of Raymond Hartshorn, a page from his RAF flight log May-June 1945, noting ‘VE Day May 8th’, and a poem written by him about flying. Raymond Hartshorn was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII, flying with 518 Squadron Meteorological Observers, and was a member of a crew sent out over the Atlantic in search of a missing aircraft: “23/1/45. 1405. Halifax LL511. Pilot: F/L. Eastman. A.S.R. search for W/C Morris and crew – unsuccessful. Flying times: 4.20 day, 1.25 night.”
Booklet ‘Tiree 50 years ago’ composed of photocopied photographs, documents, notices and newspaper articles from 1968. Created in 2018 by An Iodhlann for Tigh a’ Rudha Eventide Home, Scarinish, to commemorate its 50th year since opening.
Large collection of photographs, letters, documents and artefacts belonging to and about Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family. The collection includes many letters to and from his son, Charles McLean, who went missing in action during WWII. Many items are catalogued individually under Accession No. 2020.1.2 and onwards.
From the estates of Donald Archibald’s daughters, Euphemia Terris McLean and Isabella Gibson Stoddart McLean.
Family history of the descendants of Archibald McKinnon, Vaul (1844-1902), who emigrated to Sydney, Australia, as a ship’s carpenter aboard the ‘City of Grafton’ paddle steamer in 1876. Archibald married Elizabeth (Betsy) Cowling in 1877, and had 8 children: Malcolm MacKinnon, Archibald John MacKinnon, Donald MacKinnon, Thomas Leslie MacKinnon, Ebeneezer Neil MacKinnon, Joseph Stanley MacKinnon, Alexander Douglas MacKinnon and Hugh Hector MacKinnon. Thomas’s son, Graeme MacKinnon (1921-2000,) became an Antarctic explorer and geographer responsible for mapping Antarctica. McKinnon Island and McKinnon Glacier in the Antarctic are named after him.
Includes photographs, letters, certificates and other documents compiled by Nicole Lesley McKinnon, Australia.
Black and white photograph of two visiting brothers, Richard and Paul Noble, standing outside a black-roofed house in 1969, and their story about their efforts to revisit the house in 2018, believing it to have belonged to Mrs Mary Flora Chicken, in whose house they stayed.
Click here to view ‘The Search for Mrs Chicken’s House’
Collection of items belonging to the Tiree Agricultural Society, 1988-1990: (1) typed schedule for the Horticultural section of the Tiree Agricultural Show, August 1989, (2) letter from Donald Harrison of the Scottish Agricultural Colleges Advisory Service (SAC) to Grace MacKinnon of the Agric. Society, 1990, (3) declaration – ‘movement of sheep which have been dipped’ signed by Pat Boyd, Kenovay, 1988, and (4) black & white photograph of Mr R Cameron.
Collection of various photographs, brochures and postcard featuring An Turas during construction and after opening, 2001-2003. See 2017.51.15 for photograph of foundations.
Letter from the Royal Mail Philatelic Sector to Brian Milne, Tiree Art Enterprises, regarding the forthcoming issue of a new stamp featuring An Turas in 2006. Includes postcards of six buildings across the UK featured on stamps to celebrate contemporary architecture in the UK.
Letters and information about architectural awards won by the architectural art installation, An Turas, in Scarinish, in 2003. Awards were given by the Royal Incorporation of Architects, Royal Institute of British Architects, Dynamic Place Awards.