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2020.1.30

Studio portrait photograph of Mary McDonald, Tiree (1852-1920), in around 1876, aged about 17. She married Lachlan McLean, Kenovay(?) (1836-1921), in 1872 and had nine children, one of which was Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.17

Black & white photograph of three generations of MacLeans of Kenovay & Linlithgow, in 1941. (L-R) Mary, Charles, Effie, Donald, Effie, with Alister in front. Taken just before Charles, an RAF airman, went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.16

Black & white photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow, his wife Euphemia Stoddart, and four of their seven children (L-R) Effie, Mary, Charles (in jacket and tie), and George, in around 1925.  Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

2020.1.3

Colour photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay, taken on 1 January 1979. Donald was the son of Lachlan MacLean and Mary MacDonald. He attended Cornaigmore School and became a police constable on the mainland. He and his wife, Euphemia Stoddart, lived in Linlithgow and had seven children. By the time he retired in 1952, he had risen to Deputy Chief Constable of West Lothian. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.2

Black & white portrait photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay, taken in around 1920. Donald was born in Kenovay to his parents Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald. He spoke Gaelic and did well at Cornaigmore Public School. He moved to Linlithgow in 1911, working in St Magdalene’s Distillery before joining the West Lothian Constabulary in 1912. He progressed up the ranks to Deputy Chief Constable. He married Euphemia Stoddart and had seven children, one of whom, Charles, was lost during WWII. He remained in Linlithgow until his death. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

2019.103.1

Large black & white studio photograph of an unidentified young woman in around the late 1800s.

The portrait was donated by the aunt (by marriage) of Denis Garnham, who came to Tiree in the late 1950s to work on OS surveys, and then at the bank. The portrait hung in a Nissan hut at Balinoe in which Denis lived while on Tiree, and he took it with him when he left the island. Denis referred to the picture as “the little old lady of Balinoe”, and he took it all over Scotland with him.

We have tried to find out who she is and why she meant so much to Denis, but these remain a mystery. If you have any ideas, we would love to hear from you.

The photograph was originally mounted on canvas in a large ornate wood and gilt frame, which had to be removed due to its poor condition.

2019.90.1

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.

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