Tag Archives: air travel

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

2014.121.1

Aviator goggles from WWII

Two pairs of flying goggles (damaged) made of sections of flat glass held in adjustable brass frames with leather padding and rubber straps. Probably worn by RAF pilots based on Tiree during World War 2. Found in the shed of the late John George MacLean at Scarinish.

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