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Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 424, 30/8/08

Local news: forthcoming Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition; road rage; communications masts on Ben Hough; lamb sale results; restricted access to Tiree`s beaches; forthcoming celebration of renovation of Kilkenneth Chapel and Temple Patrick; new elders for Tiree Parish Church; ferry timetable improvements; Tiree Community Trust news.


Photograph of Crossapol Bay with Beinn Hough in the background, ca 1910

Card-mounted, black & white photograph across Crossapol Bay with Beinn Hough in the backround. Taken from An Àird, Tràigh Bhàigh, by well-known art photographer Andrew Swan Watson around 1910. Watson worked in photography from at least as early as 1884 until around 1930, had a studio in Edinburgh, was the President of the Edinburgh Professional Photographers Society, won several European awards, and was noted for his photographs of clouds. This landscape shot may be one of the earliest ever taken. Information about Watson and his studio on label on reverse.


Photograph of a mother and two daughters from Clydebank on a beach on Tiree in 1953

Black & white photograph of Mrs Cathie Macmillan, Clydebank, and her daughters Elizabeth Macmillan (now Hobden) and Catherine Macmillan (now Fowler), sitting on Soroby Beach in their swimwear and sunhats in 1953. They were visiting with Willie Macmillan, who was installing water pipes on the island. Macmillan and Paterson Ltd were a plumbing business in Clydebank. (original stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)



Poem by Rev. Hector Cameron, ca 1933

Typed transcript of a poem in English written around 1933 by the Rev. Hector Cameron for the children at Cornaigmore about summers spent on the beach. Four 4-line verses beginning “When I was a laddie I often did stray”, with each verse ending “bonnie Traigh Mhor”.