Tag Archives: animals

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Book `Naturally Scottish – Seals`.

How to find, watch and identify seals, with information about their special characteristics and life cycle. Also information about the impact on seals of hunting, fishermen, pollution and the law.


Book `The Book of Barra` ed. by John Lorne Campbell.

Local and religious history, schools, customs and topography, agriculture, fishing and other industries, literature, the Crofters` Commission (1883), Norse Place-names, flora and fauna, and index of persons and places.


Double spread feature about Tiree in the newspaper West Highland Star, 1997

Copy of the West Highland Star containing a feature about Tiree on pages 16 & 17. Includes articles about: (1) plans for a resource centre in Crosspol operated by Argyll & Bute Council Social Work Department which incorporate the local Forum for Disabilty and a youth café, with photograph of Primary 1 English and Gaelic units, (2) corncrake conservation and Dr Clive MacKay funded by RSPB and Scottish Natural Heritage, with photograph of Dr MacKay, (3) island gets ready for the longest running windsurfing event in the world, the Tiree Wave Classic, with photograph of Scarinish harbour, (4) young chess champion Daniel MacGowan chosen to represent Scotland in the European Youth Championship`s Under-12 section in Estonia, with photograph.


Paperback book `Natural Environment of the Inner Hebrides` edited by John Morton Boyd and D. R. Bowes.

The geology, marine and freshwater environment, vegetation and flora, evolution and fauna, land use and natural resources of the Inner Hebrides.


Photocopy of book extract `Parish of Tiry` by Rev. Archibald McColl.

Description of the geography of Tiree, its wildlife, minerals, antiquities, climate, diseases, population, fuel, manufactures and fishery, livestock, agriculture, the character and customs of the people, the poor, schools, emigration, ferries, churches.


Newspaper cutting `Last call for the corncrake?` by Robin Page, with photocopies.

Article about the falling numbers of corncrakes in Britain, the author`s visit to Tiree in 1989, and the recommendation that Tiree is declared an Environmentally Sensitive Area to protect the corncrakes` habitat.

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