Hardback book`The Land of the Hills and the Glens` by Seton Gordon, 1920. Illustrated portrayal of the Hebrides and the west coast of Scotland (Tiree pages 158-167). On the inside front cover is written “For Peter Anderson. With best wishes from the Author. March 1921”. Peter Anderson was the first gamekeeper on Tiree, appointed in 1886.
Poster illustrating the whales, dolphins porpoises and sharks inhabiting the seas in the west of Scotland, with their names in English, Latin and Gaelic. Produced by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, 2018.
Minke whale / Muc-mhara-mhioncaidh
Humpback whale / Muc-mhara-crotach
Killer whale (Orca) / Madadh-cuain
Basking shark / Cearban
White-beaked dolphin / Leumadair bàn-ghobach
Risso’s dophin / Cana
Bottlenose dolphin / Muc-bhiorach
harbour porpoise / Peileag
Common dolphin / Leumadair cumanta
Atlantic white-sided dolphin / Leumadair cliathaich-bhàin
Small clear glass bottle embossed with ELLIMAN’S EMBROCATION. The embrocation (lotion) was first formulated by James Elliman of Slough in 1847 as a muscle rub for animals. It was later sold for use on people, and become famous as an aid for aching muscles and joints. Found around Donald Brown’s house at Vaul.
Three purple shells of the Violet Sea-snail Janthina janthina in a glass jar. Found on the beach at The Green, these shells were part of an exceptional influx of at least 50 specimens to reach Tiree in August 2017. The Violet Sea-snail is a warm-water species, and none had been previously recorded on the island.
Tiree Annual / Bliadhnail Thiriodh 2014. Annual magazine of history and nature articles, the year’s births, marriages & deaths, summary of achievements of Tiree Community Development Trust. Compiled by Simon Wellock on behalf of Tiree Community Business.
Hardback book ‘Transactions of The Gaelic Society of Inverness, Volume XVII, 1890-91’, 1892. See ‘Sgoil nan eun, no, mac an fhucadair’ tale by John Gregorson Campbell. (Page 58) Donation label ‘Tiree High School: This book was donated by Gordon D. Donald’.
Book `Birds of Tiree and Coll`
Softback book `Birds of Tiree and Coll` detailing the past and present populations of birds recorded on Tiree and Coll. Includes sections on geography, birds & folklore and other wildlife.
RSPB information leaflet about Corncrake conservation.
Colour leaflet explaining how agricultural land can be managed to produce habitat for corncrakes that have just arrived from Africa in the spring.