Coloured photograph of two men from Clachan, Cornaig, creel-fishing off the north coast of Tiree, near the Ringing Stone. The photo was found in ‘The Captain’s House’ in Cornaigbeg, and is printed from a hand-painted glass slide.
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.
Colour photograph of dipping lug-sail boats in sail during the Balemartine (Balevullin?) regatta in July 1991. (Original stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)
VHS video titled ‘An Sgoth’, which could mean either ‘the skiff (sailing boat)’ or ‘the cloud’. Probably the former.
Book ‘The Viking Ship’ by Gareth Williams, 2014. The evolution of the design of the Vikings’ sea-going vessels, their uses and as icons.