Tag Archives: animals

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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.

2017.73.1

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.

2017.66.3

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.

2016.67.4

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’.

2008.95.1

Collection of RSPB information about Bumblebees

Collection of six informational items about bumblebees and their conservation: (1) Bumblees on the Edge- poster guide to the habitat management for bumbleebees in north and west Scotland, (2) Bumblebees of Tiree – Leaftlet about the types of Bumblebee found on Tiree in connection with the Bumblebee Walk, (3) Leaflet from Bumblebee Walk with information `About Bumblebees` and the differences between bumblebees and honeybees, `Bumblebee Facts` including Life Cycle, (4) Information about Gardening for Bumblebees, (5) Information leaflet about Providing Bumblebee Nest Sites, (6) Scottish Rural Development Contracts Help for Western Isles Bumblebees – Information from The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and The RSPB containing information about the Creation and Management of Species Rich Grassland, Seed Mix, Grazing Recommendation and Management of Species Rich Grassland.

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