Photograph of Ann MacPhee and her mother Mary Flora MacKinnon taken in Balinoe in 1960.
Taken outside donor`s aunt Christina Kennedy`s house in Balephuil in 1960 during a visit from New Zealand. Christina was a sister of the donor`s father, Donald MacKinnon of Balephuil. L-R: (back) John Kennedy and Mary Wood (son and daughter of Christina and John Kennedy), Anne Kennedy, Ann MacPhee (donor), Mary Flora MacKinnon (donor`s mother), John Kennedy; (front) Charlie Wood, husband of Mary, and their son Gordon.
Photograph of Colin, Katina and Kate MacDonald in Balephuil about 1927.
L-R: Colin, Katina and Kate MacDonald outside Colin`s thatched house in Balephuil around 1927. Colin (Cailein Fhearchair) composed several songs including `An teid thu leam, a Mhaggi Chaluim`.
Seven photographs of `Investors in People` awards, January 2002
Seven photographs from `Investors in People` awards held in the Scarinish Hotel in January 2002 with Ken Abernethy, Chief Executive Officer of AIE – group photograph, Baugh surgery (2), Tiree Motor Company, MacLennan Motors, I & F Macleod and Heylipol farm.
Scan of photograph of John MacFadyen.
John MacFadyen, Scarinish, b. 1833.
Colour photograph of Tiree High School staff, 2001.
Tiree High School staff photograph: (L-R) back row – Nell Campbell, Brian Milne, Lorna MacDonald, Catriona Campbell, Neil Oliver, Sheila MacKinnon, Mairi Forbes, Tommy Monaghan, Margaret Straker, Stewart Smith; middle row – Fiona Brown, Flora MacPhail, Ronnie MacGowan, Elaine MacArthur, Ron Stirrat, Stuart MacLean, Kate England, Brian Findlater, June Hunter, Janie MacPhail; front row – Joyce Gillespie, Jan Paterson, Judith MacIntosh, Marion Findlater, Colin Hunter, Jessie Gray, Mary MacArthur, Anne Langley, Linda MacIntyre.
Kelp ridge at the foot of Kennavara.
Photograph of an old kelp ridge at the foot of Kennavara.
Kelp is a general name for long-stemmed brown seaweeds, of which, it is estimated, there are over 300,000 tonnes around the shores of Tiree. Its ashes were a rich source of the soda and potash needed to make soap and glass, and to bleach linen.
During the Napoleonic Wars, Britain was unable to import alkalis from Spain and the price for kelp ash soared from £2 to £12 a ton. The estate encouraged people to come to Tiree to work in the booming industry and the population reached 4,450 in 1831.
Kelp was cut with a sickle from the rocks at spring low tides, dried on stone ridges by the shore and then burnt in the summer in long U-shaped pits. These ridges and pits can still be seen around the shore, particularly at Craiginnis, and between Kennavara and Traigh Bhì.
Colour photograph of kelp-drying ridge at Kennavara.
Old ridge at the foot of Kennavara once used to dry kelp.
Colour photograph of Alasdair Sinclair, Brock modelling a woman`s bonnet, blouse and skirt.
Alasdair Sinclair photographed in August 2001 in front of An Iodhlann modelling a woman`s black bonnet, blouse and skirt made in the early 20th century.