Black & white studio portrait photograph of an unidentified clergyman in around 1900. Mounted on card by Whyte Studio of Inverness. Original photograph stored in filing cabinet 10, drawer 3.
Colour photograph of the traditional sailing boat An Sulaire passing through Scarinish Harbour during a visit to Tiree from Barra in 1998.
Various teams crewed An Sulaire over the years, but on this occasion the crew was Kenny Morrison, Skipper, Stornoway; Angus Brendan Macneil, Barra; Elizabeth MacInnes, Barra; Alan Maclean, Mull; David Wilson, Glasgow; Melissa Macleod, New Zealand.
Black & white photograph of Graeme MacKinnon (1921-2000), grandson of Archibald MacKinnon, Vaul, who emigrated to Australia in 1876. Graeme became an Antarctic explorer and geographer responsible for mapping Antarctica. McKinnon Island and McKinnon Glacier in the Antarctic are named after him.
Black & white portrait photograph of machinist Thomas MacKinnon, son of Archibald MacKinnon, Vaul, who emigrated to Australia in 1876. Thomas is 32 years old in the photograph and living in Balmain, New South Wales. He enlisted in the army in 1916, joining the 12th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt. He returned to Australia in 1919.
Black & white photograph of Archibald McKinnon, Vaul (1844-1902) and his wife Elizabeth (Betsy) Cowling in around 1880. Archibald emigrated to Sydney, Australia, as a ship’s carpenter aboard the ‘City of Grafton’ paddle steamer in 1876. He and Elizabeth married the following year.
Black & white photograph of seaman Ralph Frederick Smith (right) who was rescued by Tiree residents when his ship, the SS Laristan, ran aground on rocks at Craignish, Hough on January 19th 1942. Ironically, having survived the wrecking of the Laristan, Ralph Smith died at sea three months later when his next ship, the Empire Dryden, was torpedoed off the USA coast. Ralph’s Seaman’s Card with details of his death can be viewed here.