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Photocopied newspaper article from the Oban Times (Thu 3 May 2012) about an exhibition held in An Iodhlann in May 2012 to celebrate Tiree’s famous seamen including Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish (1827-1867), who won the Great China Tea Race from Foo Chow to London in 1866.

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Colour photograph of An Iodhlann committee members (L-R) Alasdair Sinclair, Brock (1923-2009), and Duncan Grant, Ruaig (born 1933), in An Iodhlann around 2006. Alasdair was one of the founding members of An Iodhlann, contributing a wealth of historical knowledge and material. Duncan is also on An Iodhlann’s committee and is the resident genealogist. The photograph was given to Duncan by a grateful visitor, Lynette MacLean-Crown, from New Zealand who was researching her family’s Tiree roots around 2010. A note from her is written on the back of the original print.



DVD copy of two television programmes about windsurfing on Tiree in the 1980s.

(1) Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition at the Maze, Balevullin, Travee and Gott Bay, 1987. Includes hay stooks in the field, Struthan Store, the Post Bus, the Coop Foodstore, the Reading Room/An Iodhlann and the old community hall at Crossapol. With appearances by Ailig MacArthur, Heylipol; Rev G Donaldson; PC Neil Morrison; Roddy MacKay, Balemartine; John Neil Brown, Cornaigbeg; Hugh MacLean; Iain MacArthur, Sandaig; ‘Bear’ MacKinnon; Lachie Cameron; Gordon Donald, Met Office; Fiona Munn, Kenovay.

(2) ‘Riding the Waves…Catching the Wind’, Wave Sailing Campionship, 1989. Includes the Maze, Travee, the Coop Foodstore, Loch Bhasapol, prize-giving in the old community hall. Appearances by ? Langley; Cathie Omand, Coop Manager; Brian Milne, Scarinish; PC Martin Penny; Willie Angus Maclean (?), Cornaigmore; Mark Beese, Kilmoluaig; Iain MacDonald, Kilmoluaig and Bruce Kemp, Balinoe.


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. 426, 27/9/08

Local news: stained-glass window of Gott Bay for Glasgow Royal Infirmary Chapel; road rage; beach access; BBC Alba Gaelic channel for Sky TV; SWRI meeting; interview with Angus Munn; CalMac QE2 Clyde cruises; healthy eating week at Tiree High School; community turbine news; new website for Gaelic teachers; school news; An Iodhlann news; lamb sale results.


Photograph of Angus MacLean, Scarinish


Photograph of Angus MacLean in 2010. It was taken by Mary MacLean, and donated after his passing in 2013.

Angus was the driving force behind the creation of the volunteer fire brigade and was the Special Constable on Tiree for decades. He was a member of the Tiree Pipe Band, a Gaelic scholar, a local genealogist, a great storyteller and could fix anything.  He lived all his life on Tiree.  Angus was a founding member, past Chairman and a major donor to An Iodhlann’s collection.

Original, plus one other photo, stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1.


CD-ROM of photographs from Inveraray Archive in 2010

CD-ROM of images from the Inveraray Castle Archive collection. Photographs of pages from documents etc. pertaining to Tiree. Taken by Flo Straker during a visit to Inveraray in 2010. Includes long lists of relevant documents and plans etc.