Black & white photograph of a small yacht named ‘Tiree Wind’ at Findhorn in the 1920s. The yacht probably belonged to the family of Marion MacLean Brodie (b. 1854), who was the daughter of Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. belonging to Marion’s daughter, Georgie.
Book extract ‘The Sea Power of the Western Isles of Scotland in the late Medieval Period’ by David Caldwell, 2015, about the struggle for domination of the isles between Somerled and the Kings of the Isles based on the Isle of Man, during the 14th and 15th centuries. Topics covered are the ships, galleys and birlinns used to patrol the islands, the extent of the island kingdom, the warriors, and the social, legal and political management of the kingdom.
Printed information about the family of Bata Am Marsanta from the censuses of 1851-1901. Bata Am Marsanta was one of the boats belonging to Archibald MacKinnon ‘Am Marsanta Ban’ (1796-1880) caught up in the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856.
Copy of an oil painting by D McConnachie of dipping lug-sail boat the ‘Morag’ owned by Donald Lamont, Ruaig. On the back, the artist expresses their pleasure at it residing with Mona MacLean, The Coolins, Scarinish.