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2016.63.1

Newspaper cutting about a letter from the Marquis of Tullibardine, which was read out at the annual gathering of “the natives of Tiree” held in Glasgow around 1905. The letter/article regards Tiree’s inaccessibility and the lack of a good pier, how one might be funded while the island is up for sale, and whether the Congested Districts Board (1897-1911) could afford to pay for it. The Duke of Argyll attempted to sell Tiree in 1902. Several ministers born on Tiree are also mentioned: Rev. John MacLean, Glasgow, Rev. Hector MacKinnon, Campbeltown, and Rev. Charles Lamont, Saltcoats.

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2016.55.2

Part of a newspaper article published in around 1960 about Captain Lachlan MacPhail (Tiree and Glasgow) who was a mourner at the funeral of ‘The Man Who Never Was’ in 1943, a ruse to mislead the Germans during WWII. Lachlan MacPhail served in the Royal Navy during WWII and was an accomplished piper and writer of pipe tunes and Gaelic poems.

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2016.51.1

Three original copies of Look and Learn magazine, 1967, containing an article about tea clippers ‘The Romance of the Clippers’, which includes reference to Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, who sailed the ‘Taeping’ to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866. Accession includes an enlarged photocopy of the article.

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2016.15.1

Article titled ‘Leaving Tiree’ by Brian Anderson, published in the Scottish SIG Newsletter of the Ontario Geneaological Society, 2015. The author tells of his Tiree ancestors Allan MacLean, Kenovay, his wife Mary and their children, and the hardships they faced when they emmigrated to upper Canada on board the Oughton in May 1804, arriving in Baldoon Settlement in southwestern Ontario in September 1804.

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2016.9.2

Photocopied newspaper article from the Oban Times (Thu 3 May 2012) about an exhibition held in An Iodhlann in May 2012 to celebrate Tiree’s famous seamen including Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish (1827-1867), who won the Great China Tea Race from Foo Chow to London in 1866.

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