Tag Archives: bards

2021.29.2

Gaelic hymn ‘Ionndruim a Chiobair air a Leannan / The shepherd’s love for his sweetheart’ composed by Alexander MacKinnon, Cornaigbeg (1880-1965), with sheet music and comments by his grandson.

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Alexander MacKinnon’s father, also Alexander, Kilmoluaig, was one of the Skerryvore Lighthouse team housed at Hynish. Alexander Sr died from pneumonia contracted after a sea rescue in a storm in 1887(?), after which Alex Jr and his mother had to vacate their Hynish cottage and live with her parents, MacLeans of Cornaigbeg.  Alexander Jr took Divinity at Glasgow University, serving as minister for 33 years at the Presbyterian Church in Manchester, St. Columba’s in Glasgow and at Kilmonivaig at Spean Bridge, amongst others. Former Vice-President of the Tiree Association.

2017.66.3

Tiree Annual / Bliadhnail Thiriodh 2014. Annual magazine of history and nature articles, the year’s births, marriages & deaths, summary of achievements of Tiree Community Development Trust. Compiled by Simon Wellock on behalf of Tiree Community Business.

1998.44.11

Township history for Caoles researched and written by Hector MacPhail.

Information about prominent people and places in Caoles – Caoles smiddy, Neil MacDonald, Calum MacDonald, corn mill at Milton, master mariners, ministers, bards, the Camerons of Miodar, the MacDonalds of Milton, emigrants, the MacLeans of Caoles, An Acarsaid, Lonamar.

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2016.1.1

Possible photograph of the Rev. Alexander MacLean Sinclair, from the front cover of one of his books ‘The Clan Gillean, 1899’. He became the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1857. His father, the Rev. John C Sinclair (Iain Mac Phàdruig; Iain son of Peter, son of Donald, son of Donald), was born on Tiree in 1800, attending school in Gott, and University in Edinburgh and Glasgow, before emigrating to Canada in 1838, and then on to North Carolina with his family in 1852. See 1997.60.1 for further biographical information.

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