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Newspaper article about visit from three round Britain charity fliers.

Article about visit from three charity fliers during their 2,000 mile flight round the British coastline in aid of Huddersfield Cancer Resaerch Committee with photograph of their welcome by Councillor Alex Hector MacPhail and area administrator Hector J. C. Campbell.


Black and white photograph of the Tiree Association Sports Day.

Tiree Association Sports Day, 1927 or 1928. Since its foundation in 1900, the Tiree Association has organised an annual Sports Day on Tiree which continues to this day. In 1927 or ’28, Captain A. N. Kingwill was hired to fly the first plane to the island, bringing with him the day’s newspapers. Short flights on the plane were on offer at 2/6d (12p) a time and Captain Kingwill gave a display of stunt-flying. Hugh MacKinnon, a local contractor from Crossapol (pictured behind the wheel of his car in E24) presented him with a medal.



Audio cassette recording of Alasdair MacArthur, Helensburgh interviewed by Maggie Campbell on 15/7/2002.

Alasdair MacArthur of Helensburgh talks to Maggie Campbell in July 2002 about his childhood memories of Tiree, the first flights to island, the Sturdy, Balevullin and its people, regattas, fishing and Tiree’s first vet, his uncle Duncan MacLean.


Audio cassette recording of Ailig MacArthur, Heylipol, interviewed by Maggie Campbell in Heylipol on 24/5/2002.

Maggie Campbell talks to Ailig MacArthur (Ailig a’ Chìobair) of Heylipol in 2002 about his work as fireman at Tiree airport and the different types of service planes used, crofting and how its affected by the Environmentally Sensitive Area scheme and the grant system, how crofts are being amalgamated into farms, cattle sales and the local wildlife especially geese, the shops in Balemartine and Balephuil and the shop vans, story-telling. Tha Ailig Mac Artair (Ailig a’ Chìobair) a’ bruidhinn ri Magaidh Chaimbeul ann an 2002, mu ’n obair a bh’ aige aig Port Adhair Thiriodh, nuair a bha e na fhear-smalaidh, na h-itealan a bha air an cleachdadh, croitearachd agus mar a tha an sgeama an ‘Environmentally Sensitive Area’, a’ beantal do ’n eilean, mar tha croitean air an cur còmhla mar bhaile-fhearainn, fèill cruidh, eunlainn an eilean, gu sònraichte na geòidh, bùthan ann am Baile Mhàrtainn agus Bail’ a’ Phuill, carabadan agus naidheachdan.


Newspaper cutting `Air delay leaves diabetic without insulin`.

A combination of bad weather and technical problems prevent insulin supplies reaching Jim MacIntyre by ferry or plane. Tiree Councillor Ian Gillies questions sharing a Twin Otter aircraft with Barra, due to frequent flight cancellations. Includes photo of Ian Gillies.