Black & white photograph of Balinoe House in the 1920s. From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to George Ian MacLean Brodie, who was the grand-daughter of Lachlan MacLean (b. 1804), Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean (b.1814), Grianal (Greenhill).
Hand-drawn map of Tiree showing the locations of 15 aerial photographs taken around the island in 1998 (see 2016.54.1~15). Areas covered are: Kirkapol, Vaul, Ruaig, Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Kenovay, Balephetrish, Caoles, Salum, Kennavara, Hough, Balevullin, Middleton, Kilkenneth, Moss, Baugh, Balemartine, Balinoe, Scarinish, Heanish and Hynish.
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Large, black & white aerial photograph from a series of 15 taken over Tiree in 1998. Photo number: 10-087 Balemartine, Balinoe.
Book ‘Twentieth-Century Crofting Schemes on Tiree and Coll’ by Bob Chambers, 2016, with foreword by Prof. Donald Meek, Caoles. Shortly before and shortly after WWI, over 100 new crofts were created on Tiree and Coll, and almost 40 existing crofts were enlarged. The impact on the islands was enormous, wide-ranging and long-lasting, particularly on Tiree.
Crofters Commission report 1904 about croft enlargements at Cornaigbeg, Kenovay and Balinoe.
Photocopied extracts from the Report by The Crofters Commision (1905) regarding applications by six crofters of Cornaigbeg and Kenovay to enlarge their land holdings into parts of Crossapol Farm tenanted by Thomas Barr, and applications by five crofters of Balinoe to extend their holdings into Heylipol Farm tenanted by Hugh MacDiarmid.
Recollections of shopping on Tiree in the 1940s and 1950s.
Recollections of Alistair MacNeill of Hynish and North Berwick of shops, shop owners and shopping on Tiree during the 1940s and 1950s.
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Tiree Memories 2012 calendar
Display copy of Alec Walker`s `Tiree Memories 2012` calendar with old images of Skerryvore Lighthouse, the ferry and pier in the 1950s, airport control tower in mid 1950s, view from Balephetrish Hill over Balephetrish to Kenovay and Crossapol in the 1960s, a crofters house Balephuil, Balemartine around the 1960s, Baugh Bay, ferry at pier in mid 1930s, Gott Bay, Kirkapol church, view from Ben Hough of Loch Bhasapol, Scarinish from the air in the 1960s, coal boat unloading at Ruaig during the 1930s,
Information about the MacKinnons of Balinoe and Balemartine (1820-1924)
Information about the MacKinnon family of Balinoe and Balemartine from around 1820, when John MacKinnon `Iain Tuathanach/John the Farmer` was born, through 1924 when his grandson, Donald MacKinnon and family emigrated to New Zealand, to 2010. Compiled by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle, USA, in 2011.