Local news: rock drilling at Ruaig; interview with Bernie Smith; access; council urges residents to measure their carbon footprint; council welcomes Marine Bill; An Talla news; Tiree Environmental Action and Recycling news; Tiree-Glasgow flight to be run by Flybe instead of Loganair.
Framed original watercolour painting of an aircraft flying over Tiree during WWII. Labelled on the back of the painting “A Halifax aircraft of RAF Coastal Command homing in on `The Reef` Tiree during World War II”. FW Carlyle was stationed on Tiree during the war.
Letters to Colin MacPhail and John MacDonald, both Crossapol, from Scottish Airways regarding car hire, 1938
Original (and photocopy) of a typed letter, enclosure and envelope from the Director of Scottish Airways, Mr Nicholson, to Colin MacPhail, Crossapol, regarding John MacDonald`s (15 Crossapol) proposal to hire out his car to passengers. A second photocopy is included in the Colin MacPhail Collection 2013.36.6.
Collection of colour and black & white photographs of old Tiree made into a calendar for 2014. Images include scything at Kilmoluaig, Balemartine PO in the early 1900s, Island House in 1924, drawing of Tug o` War in the late 1800s, Malcolm MacArthur at the reins of his grocers cart, Scarinish harbour 1900, Tiree Pipe Band 1977, Tug o` War 1979, milk delivered in old whisky bottles, coal puffer at Scarinish harbour, thatched house 1921, plane Britee-Norman Trislander 1979, ferry `Columba` in 1970s.
Two small, stamped envelopes addressed to J MacDonald, Tiree. One to Tiree the other to Glasgow. Each stamped “BEA first `all-up` mail, Renfrew – Tiree 14 June 1948”. These were two of the first letters to be flown to/from the island. Includes photocopy of both.
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:
Booklet tracing the history of Tiree`s weather station and early flights to the island, the RAF, traditional methods of forecasting the weather and weather extremes. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.