Black & white photograph of the shore at Caoles looking across at snow-covered Ben Mor on the Isle of Mull. Taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA, when he was stationed at RAF Tiree in March 1942.
Black & white photograph of RAF Serviceman Cliff Barrett inspecting a sea-mine that has washed ashore on a beach in Lewis during WWII. A vast array of sea-mines was installed across the northwestern approaches to Britain in WWII to deter German U-boats. Occasionally, one would break free from its anchor and be washed ashore. Several arrived on the beaches of Tiree, and are still being found to this day.
Bound softback report ‘The Beaches of Northern Inner Hebrides’ by A. S. Mather, J. S. Smith and W. Ritchie of the Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, 1975. Inventory of beach resources of Tiree, Coll, the Small Isles, and Skye, outlining the composition and characteristic of each. Chapter 2 is about Tiree. Signed at the front “In memory of Elizabeth and Mary Robertson, Glebe House, Gott. Donated [to An Iodhlann] by their sister Janice. January 2017”
See 1998.166.1 for a separate photocopy of chapters 1 & 2, and Appendices.
DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985), Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.
Black & white photograph of the full complement of children of Scarinish School during a swimming lesson at the beach opposite the school in summer 1968. Top left: Maie. Others present (not in order): Mairi Morrison, bank manager’s daughter; Fiona Johnstone, teacher’s daughter; Lena MacNeill, Machair, Scarinish; David Weatherstone, dentist’s son; Jennifer MacFadyen, Pier Road; Gary Johnstone, teacher’s son; Neil Maclean, butcher’s son; Drew Beck, vet’s son; Jacky MacFadyen, Pier Road; Alexander MacFadyen, Pier Road; Jane Weatherstone, dentist’s daughter; Alison Petrie, daughter of the proprietor Scarinish Hotel; Christine Calvert, doctor’s daughter; May Johnstone, teacher; Lachlan MacFadyen, Pier Road; Archie MacKinnon, Church Farm, Kirkapol; Brian MacFadyen, Pier Road. (Original in Filing Cabinet 10 drawer 2)
Collection of 18 postcards of photographs of Tiree, 1920-1960
Collection of 18 original postcards showing photographed scenes from Tiree, some of which are used and stamped. Most are duplicates of existing archive items. Six scanned and accessioned separately (V121-V126).