Tag Archives: agricultural shows


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 422, 2/8/08

Local news: successful Feis 2008; interview with John Bowler; new `CalMac connects` programme; RSPB news; teacher Brian Findlater`s retirement party; scam warning; A&B Council`s waste management proposals, youth focus meeting; letter about a message in a bottle from the Bahamas; Tiree Agricultural Show results.


List of prize-winners from the 1939 Tiree Show and Regatta from the Oban Times

Photocopy of a cutting from the Oban Times in 1939, listing the prize winners from the Tiree Agricultural Show and from the Tiree Regatta.


The Colin MacPhail collection – file folder 1

Collection of original letters, documents, photographs etc. from 1920-1970, found in Colin MacPhail`s byre at Crossapol. Includes: biography of Colin MacPhail with birth, marriage & death certificates, correspondence and articles regarding the Tiree Show, photographs, wartime preparations, the Tiree Association, Northern & Scottish Airways and personal letters. For example:


Photograph of John MacFadyen, Barrapol, with a Clydesdale horse in the 1950s

Black & white photograph of John MacFadyen of Lochside Farm, Barrapol, holding a Clydesdale horse at the pier in the 1950s. He was either on his way to the Salen Show or had just taken delivery of the horse.



Booklet `Milkit Four Times in the Day` 2012

Booklet about the history of agriculture on Tiree, with reference to livestock, sales, cattle shows, vets, animal health, butchers, hens, potatoes, bulbs, seaweed and Gaelic words. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.


Photograph of a cattle show at Crossapol Mart in 1966

Black & white photograph of the annual agricultural show on 27 July 1966 at Crossapol Farm house. Shows the wooden livestock pens with the farmhouse in the background and a pale flag with a dark disc in the centre flying over the mart.