Object Type: mixed media


Newspaper article, accounts and letters to/from the Scottish Arts Council and Derrick Wolstencroft, Milton, regarding the ‘Sculpture in Water’ exhibition at Milton organised by Tiree Art Enterprises as part of the Tiree Arts Festival 1996. Committee members and artists mentioned include Frances Walker, Donald MacDonald, Anne Black, Frank Curran, Rev Bob Higham, Kip Poulson (Coll) and Ekkehard Altenburger (Edinburgh).


Photocopies of a newspaper obituary and marriage certificate for William Agnew (1862-1931) who may have been the Headmaster at Cornaig School during 1915-1922. A widower, he married his housekeeper Catherine MacDonald on the mainland in 1919 while living at the School House, Cornaigmore. Letter from his grandson John Agnew to Dr Holliday, 2015, with additional information.


Information about the Campbells of Balephuil whose family emigrated to Canada and New Zealand

Emailed information and photographs about the descendants of Archibald Campbell and his wife Mary Ann Campbell (nee Black) of Balephuil, and their grandson Hugh MacKinnon (1915-1943) who died during WWII. Hugh is the subject of a Tiree ghost story. Information about their Canadian descendant, Sharon Clayton`s, visit to Tiree in 2013. Photographs of the Campbell house at Balephuil accessioned separately as S195 & S196.


Assortment of teaching material from Tiree High School, ca. 1980

Assortment of photocopied typed and hand-written texts used to teach Argyll history in Tiree High School around the 1980s. Includes: the Stevenson brothers; Dr Johnson and James Boswell 1773; Glen Coe; Duror of Appin; Auchindrain Museum; Nether Lochaber – stories of Rev. Alexander Stewart; Inveraray Castle; Dunollie Castle; Kilchurn Castle; Duart Castle; Kinlochaline Castle; The Song of the Clyde; Mary of Argyll; The Isle of Mull; The Road to the Isles; Mull and the other inner isles; The Smaller Sudereys; West Inverness and Argyll; Oban; Crinan Canal; map of Iona


Information about RAF airmen and the North Berwick memorial to Coastal Command during WWII

Printed email from Alistair MacNeill of Hynish and North Berwick recollecting the antics of an RAF airman staying at Hynish during WWII. Canadian Sqdn Leader Tony Hillditch and his wife Peggy lived at No. 1 Hynish. The email also includes photographs and information about a War Memorial at North Bewick commemorating Coastal Command, which includes Tiree.


Poster titles and photographs from a project to create a `Living Arts` banner in 1995

Card-mounted titles and information, plus original photographs, from a photographic exhibition explaining the purpose and aims of the Tiree Community Banner `A Patchwork of Memories` made by the Craft Club, Tigh a Rhuda residents and school children in 1995. Photographs accessioned separately T195-199 and U100-104.


Papers about mid-air collision of RAF planes over Tiree in 1944

Photocopied collection of various letters, documents, articles and telegrams, regarding Flying Officer Kenneth William Organ, who was one of 16 RAF flight crew who died when two Halifax aircraft of 518 Squadron (Met Obs) collided over Tiree in August 1944. Collection includes: (1) photograph of aircraft (same as photo R153), (2) telegram from 518 Sqn to Dora Organ (wife) informing of death, (3) telegram to wife re funeral arrangements, (4) letter to wife re death, (5) notice of sympathy to wife from Buckingham Palace, (6) commemorative scroll `FO K W Organ RAF`, (7) memorial page for KW Organ from Common Wealth Graves Commission website, (8) `An Investigation of the Air Tests which terminated in a mid-air collision between Halifax M/518 (LL186) and Halifax S/518 (LL296) RAF Tiree – 16 August 1944` by PG Rackliffe, (9) article about 518 Squadron compiled by Geoff Pringle in 2003, (10) extract titled `Of Sea and Sky` from unknamed book about Halifax aircraft and the Meterological Observers. (given to Dr Holliday by the deceased`s don – Ken Organ)


Various paper cuttings and information about artist Duncan MacGregor Whyte, Balephuil.

Collection of pieces of information about artist Duncan MacGregor Whyte (1866-1953) of Balephuil and Oban, and his paintings, from Iain Knapman, Balephuil and Basingstoke: (1) list of works held in the Holmes a Court collection, Australia, (2) birth certificate of DMW, (3) death certificate of DMW, (4) printed entry about DMW in cataloque of artists (WIEBKE), (5) information about DMW and his wife Mary Barnard, and their works displayed at the Oban Art Society Exhibition of 1984, (6) newspaper photograph of DMW in his kilt, (7) cutting from Oban Times 1982 “Argyll paintings under the hammer”.