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Gold medal engraved with “Tiree Athletic Sports,1903, Best all round champion, Archibald MacLean” on one side, and “Presented by H M Diarmid Esq.” on the other side. Archibald MacLean lived at Whitehouse, Cornaigmore. His father was Donald MacLean and his mother Margaret Ann Farquharson. His siblings were Donald, Alexander, Thomas, Eliza, Margaret and Christina. Hugh (Mac)Diarmid was the Estate Factor at the time.

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DVD copy of two television programmes about windsurfing on Tiree in the 1980s.

(1) Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition at the Maze, Balevullin, Travee and Gott Bay, 1987. Includes hay stooks in the field, Struthan Store, the Post Bus, the Coop Foodstore, the Reading Room/An Iodhlann and the old community hall at Crossapol. With appearances by Ailig MacArthur, Heylipol; Rev G Donaldson; PC Neil Morrison; Roddy MacKay, Balemartine; John Neil Brown, Cornaigbeg; Hugh MacLean; Iain MacArthur, Sandaig; ‘Bear’ MacKinnon; Lachie Cameron; Gordon Donald, Met Office; Fiona Munn, Kenovay.

(2) ‘Riding the Waves…Catching the Wind’, Wave Sailing Campionship, 1989. Includes the Maze, Travee, the Coop Foodstore, Loch Bhasapol, prize-giving in the old community hall. Appearances by ? Langley; Cathie Omand, Coop Manager; Brian Milne, Scarinish; PC Martin Penny; Willie Angus Maclean (?), Cornaigmore; Mark Beese, Kilmoluaig; Iain MacDonald, Kilmoluaig and Bruce Kemp, Balinoe.


Large framed certificate from The Royal Humane Society, London, in 1869, belonging to Captain Archibald Brown, Mannal, for his actions and those of his crew in the rescue of the the surviving crew of a stricken schooner off Kenavara in Balephuil Bay in 1868. The vessel was the ‘Maria and Fanny’ of Milford, Wales, which was on its way between Ayr and Limerick with a load of coal. It was blown off course by a gale north of Ireland. The rescue was carried out at great risk to the captain and his crew. Captain Archibald and his crew were awarded medals of the Society.



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Efficiency Medal bearing the head of King George VI on one side and on the other the words “For Efficient Service”. Instituted in 1908, the Efficiency Medal was awarded to members of the Territorial Army (UK), Colonial Auxiliary Forces and Indian Volunteer Forces, with more than 12 years service. This version of the medal was issued during 1949-1952 and includes the word “INDIAE”.  The recipient’s name is engraved on the rim: 544938 CPL W MACLACHLAN AYR YEO. The ribbon would have been dark green with yellow borders. Found in a garden in Scarinish.

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Black & white photograph of Fire Service personnel at an event, possibly an award ceremony, at the Lodge or Scarinish Hotel around 1990. Back L-R: Fire Master J Jameson; Councillor I Bell; Volunteer Leading Fireman Stewart Langley, Kirkapol; SDO Martin, Volunteer Leading Fireman Ian MacLeod, Kilmoluaig. Front L-R: Volunteer Fireman Alasdair MacDonald, Mannal (wearing a medal); Mary Flora MacDonald, Mannal; Mrs Josie Fletcher, Balemartine; Volunteer Fireman John Fletcher, Balemartine (wearing a medal); Vice Convener J Donnolly.



Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 433, 10/01/2009

Local news: success of Tiree Parties Committees in 2008; PC Danny Lapsley receives Queen`s Police Medal; nativity play at Tiree Parish Church; Royal Bank of Scotland fundraising success of 2008; the Sorley MacLean Trust; school environment news; sheep scab alert.