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Register of Members of the Tiree Baptist Church, 1874-1958

Photocopy of the Register of Members of the Tiree Baptist Church from 1874 to 1958. Lists names, townships, date admitted to membership, by profession or transfer, date membership ceased and cause, and remarks. Given to Gordon Scott by Professor Donald Meek in May 2013.


Letters from former Tiree Baptist minister F.W.Taylor to Elsie MacKinnon, Kirkapol, 1939

Two handwritten letters from the former Baptist minister on Tiree, F.W.Taylor to Miss Elsie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol. Both are personal sermons to the young Elsie (19 yrs) advising her to avoid ways and people who might lead her to the devil. One letter (written from Aucheneck, Deungoyne, Stirlingshire, 24.7.39) mentions the minister`s slow recovery from a serious illness.


Audio cassette recording of Janet MacIntosh of Scarinish talking to Maggie Campbell on 21/5/2004.

Janet MacIntosh of Urvaig talks to Maggie Campbell in May 2004 about her schooldays in Balemartine, her childhood and wartime memories, Sunday customs, her travels round Scotland as a pilgrim, women’s clothing and work, baptisms in Tiree, the 19th century Baptist revival on the Ross of Mull, the Community Council, differences between the east and west of Tiree, self education, second sight and ghost stories, Tiree Bards, the hardness of life in the past with poverty, disease and the death of children; Janet finishes by singing a hymn composed by Neil MacDonald of Kilmoluaig


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 320, 29/5/2004.

Local news and events including the American volunteers re-roofing the Baptist manse, the death by drowning of Anthony Pearce from Caoles, letter from Councillor Ian Gillies, the clean-up of Gott Bay and news from the Tiree Seedcorn Fund, the school, the youth club, the feis and Tiree Community Business.


Audio cassette recording of a ceilidh with Angus and Nella Munn, Neil and Vivienne Johnston and Dr John Holliday in 2000.

Angus Munn and Neil Johnston talk about electrician and builder Angus MacRae who was the first man to install TVs in Tiree and had a shop in Baugh, the inebriate MacEwan who was a professional golfer, the 18-hole golf course in Scarinish, the crofts in Heanish, Angus’s relations in Heanish, Captain MacKinnon’s relationship to the Nisbets, John Munn and his shop and horse-drawn van, the puffer Mary & Effie unloading at Port a’ Mhuilinn and the fishing boats that used to sail from this harbour.


Audio cassette recording of a ceilidh with Maggie Campbell, Neil MacLeod and Murdoch MacDonald in 1998.

Maggie Campbell and Neil MacLeod of Kilmoluaig sing several songs composed by Tiree bards and a love song; Murdoch MacDonald of Kilmoluaig talks about shepherding, harvesting, the spring work on a croft, bulk buying of groceries, sharing barrels of herrings, travelling people, first-footing, home-coming events during the Glasgow fair, barn weddings and blanket washing days.Tha Magaidh Chaimbeul agus Niall MhicLeòid a Cill Moluag a’ seinn iomadach òran air an cur ri chèile aig bàird Thirisdeach agus òran gaoil; Murchadh MhicDhòmhnaill a Cill Moluaig a’ bruidhinn mun obair cìobair, obair foghair, obair an Earraich air a’ chroit, ceannach biadh ann am meudachd, a’ roinn barraille sgadain, na ceàrdan, a’ dol a mach air oidhche na Callaine, cùisean aig àm tighinn dhachaigh re Faidhir Glaschu, bainnsean sàbhail agus làithean nigheadh na plaideachan.