Booklet ‘West Highland Notes & Queries’, Series 4, No. 3, March 2017. Includes articles on the MacLeans of Duart and Lochbuie & the Jacobite Cause 1400-1766 (with references to Tiree), paintings of pipers, ‘The Tacksman Class in Argyllshire 1800-50’, ‘A Visit to Coll in 1831’, and ‘Tiree’s resistance to the Earl of Argyll’s takeover of the Island 1674-1682’ by Nicholas Maclean-Bristol.
Small cutting from an unknown Gaelic magazine with the saying: “See that your own hearth is swept before you lift your neighbour’s ashes”.
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A much used newspaper cutting ‘The Gaelic is so Expressive’, about Rev Hector Cameron (1880-1940), Cornaigmore. A series of photographs illustrating how Gaelic passages should have been delivered at the Gaelic Mod in Perthshire in 1937. See also 1999.117.19
Newspaper article about the building of wireless telegraphy stations in Argyll, published in the Edinburgh Evening News, in 1906. The Tiree station was established at the foot of Ben Hough.
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Maternal and Child Care journal, December 1966, Vol II, No. 20. A monthly journal for all who work professionally with mothers, babies & young children.
Booklet ‘West Highland Notes & Queries’, Series 3, No. 9, December 2015. Includes articles on MacDuffies, MacLeans, Loudoun Papers 1745-1749, Scottish Clans, Coll MacDonald, Jura John, Rex or Bishop’s dollars.
Gaelic magazine ‘Gairm’ no. 106, 1979 with a crossword by Gordon Donald, Vaul (1929-1988), on pages 188 & 189.
Single page from An Gaidheal magazine with a timetable of radio broadcasts in Gaelic for June 1938.
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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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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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