Tag Archives: animals

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2018.109.1

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

 

2017.82.1

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’.

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