Tag Archives: archaeological sites

2017.49.3

Three small flint flakes found at NM 023483 on the patch from Balephetrish to the Ringing Stone: (1) near a small clearance cairn amidst broad rig cultivation – secondary flake 24 x 12 x 2mm, slight edge damage/wear on one side, possible adaptation by flake removal to make a burin, (2) in a sheep scrape in same general area but nearer the beach 28 x 13 x 10 mm, secondary flake, edge wear, also possible adaptation as a burin, (3) small flint chip – spall.

2017.54.3

Twenty-three glass lantern-slides of photographs of Tiree artefacts, people and places, 11 of which were taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA while he was posted at RAF Tiree during WWII, and 12 which were photographed by him from the book ‘Coll and Tiree’ by Erskine Beveridge (marked with a small pencil dot on each paper enclosure). Stored in the third of three archival boxes containing a total of 73 slides. Most of the images are digitised and catalogued separately – see 2017.54.5 for notes.

2017.54.1

Twenty-five glass lantern-slides of photographs of Tiree artefacts, people and places, taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA while he was posted at RAF Tiree during WWII. Stored in the first of three archival boxes containing a total of 73 slides. Most of the images are digitised and catalogued separately – see 2017.54.5 for notes.

2017.54.2

Twenty-five glass lantern-slides of photographs of Tiree artefacts, people and places, taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA while he was posted at RAF Tiree during WWII. Stored in the second of three archival boxes containing a total of 73 slides. Most of the images are digitised and catalogued separately – see 2017.54.5 for notes.

2016.44.2

Notes titled ‘A Tyrannical and Tiresome Tirade on Tiree by a Tired Retiree’ on the Medieval history and archaeology of Tiree by David Caldwell, casting doubt on the popular view that Tiree (along with Mull and Islay) was ruled by Somerled and his descendents to the exclusion of the dynasty of kings. David Caldwell, retired Keeper of Medieval Department at the National Museum of Scotland, gave a talk on the subject during a visit to Tiree in April 2016.