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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.



Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 418, 7/6/08

Local news: Tiree 10K; An Iodhlann re-opens; interview with Elaine Hutchinson; air link between Oban and islands; Helen Thompson professional kite-surfer; `Tiree Experience` day tour; the Tiree Association; architecture awards; MacLeans of Tiree and New Zealand; kite-building competition (goose scarers); `Pipathon`; closure of Craft Shop, Kenovay.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 419, 21/6/08

Local news: Dance Olympics at Tiree High School; butterflies; interview with Tony McEwen, Crossapol; progress of water supply upgrade; football training tour; SWRI Federation Show; social work staff awarded; bumblebees; Iain MacKinnon, Hillcrest, appointed as TRD Community Conservation Officer; Oban to islands air service; retiral of Morag MacKenzie from `Meals on Wheels`; Discover Tiree`s visitor information touch screens; Tiree Community Trust news: Crossapol enterprise zone, wave classic; harbour study, access, design guide, affordable housing, youth work, directors, staff, wind turbine (Tilley).


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 427, 11/10/08

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.


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.

Click here to view 2013.124.1


Tiree Memories 2014 calendar by Alec Walker

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 envelopes addressed to and from Tiree in 1948

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.


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: