Bowl of sand from An Tràigh Bhàn, `the white beach`, Balevullin, 2009. The sand on Tiree beaches comes mainly from crushed shells, which makes it very white. The purple fragements are crushed mussel shells.
Hebridean Trust newsletter, Spring 2008. Articles and photographs about Treshnish Isle seabird survey, archaeological digs by Glasgow University on the Treshnish Isles, Raleigh International expedition to help clean Tiree`s beaches, artwork by J Morton Boyd, solar powered lights on the Treshnish Isles, Hynish Centre refurbishment, Hebridean Trust housing, Accommodation on Tiree. Photographs include Monica Smith and Janet Mackintosh
Draft report “An Assessment of Aggregate Resources and Requirements on Tiree”, 2002
Draft report on natural aggregate resources on Tiree, their current extraction rates and lifespans, and proposed strategy to safe-guard future resources and minimize environmental impacts. The assessment was carried out by Dr Paul J Henny and Mr Jon Merritt of the British Geological Survey on behalf of Scottish Natural Heritage and Argyll & Bute Council.
Photocopied pages from magazine `Coast` April/May 2009, showing winning photograph of Tiree beach.
Two photocopied pages of photography competition winning photo from `Coast` magazine, April/May 2009, pages 34 & 35. Taken by Nigel Robinson from Elgin, Moray. Shows dogs playing on Traigh Thorasdail, Tiree, with Kenavara in the background.
Sea bean, horse-eye bean – Macuna sloanei, with a letter of identification from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh dated 12.6.06 (letter in Filing Cabinet 8 drawer 4). The seed of a tropical plant carried north on the Gulf Stream and washed up on Tiree’s shore.
Sea bean Entada phasaeoloides, with letter of identification from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh dated 14.7.1998 (letter in Filing Cabinet 8 drawer 4). The seed of a tropical plant carried north on the Gulf Stream and washed up on Tiree’s shore.