Tag Archives: air travel

2019.23.2

Colour photograph of a Navy ‘Wasp’ helicopter taking off from the Decca HIFIX caravan at Aird, Cornaigmore, in 1970. HIFIX stations were located at several spots in the Hebrides for relaying messages to/from survey vessels at sea, which were recording the topography of the ocean floor. The Navy had sent personnel ashore by helicopter to lay a cable from the mains electricity suppy to the caravan, in response to a complaint by the occupier of the house, Mr A Campbell, about the noise made by the caravan’s generator.

2016.56.1

Collection of 14 colour photo-prints of various scenes from Tiree from 1960 to 2010, including an passenger aircraft at Tiree airport, a double-decker bus at the pier, out-buildings at Coales, an old well, Kilkenneth chapel and Kirkapol farmland. Five of the images are accessioned separately (see 2016.56.2 – 6).

2016.30.7

Black & white photograph of a crowd around a bi-plane on The Reef during Sports Day in 1927. It was the first plane to land on Tiree. On the left is Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish (b. 1890). He worked as Piermaster and lived with his wife Agnes in the ‘Bank House’ in Scarinish, which was built for him.

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2015.5.1

Photograph of a seaplane at Coll, 1932

Black & white photograph of a Supermarine Southampton seaplane or `flying boat` at Arinagour, Coll, in 1932. Four of these planes were used to help the Scottish fishing fleet locate herring, and occasionally for emergency medical aid in the islands (see 2015.5.2).

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2015.5.2

Two newspaper articles about seaplanes, 1932

Digital copies of two newspaper articles from the Edinburgh Evening News, 6th and 18th June 1932, regarding the use of Supermarine Southampton seaplanes to locate herring shoals for the Scottish fishing fleet, and to transport a doctor to the Island of Coll in a medical emergency.

2015.5.2 Flying Boats to help find fish 1932

2015.5.2 Flying Boat trip with doctor 1932