Tag Archives: air travel


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.

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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:


Booklet `Winds of Change` 2004

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.