Scale model of a dipping lug-sail boat the ‘Islean Thiriodh’ built for David Hepburn, Scarinish and Oban, by an “old” east coast fisherman, and based on David’s boat the ‘Eilean Thiriodh’ which was built by Colin Evans, Barcaldine, in 1998. The Eilean Thiriodh won several races in the Tiree Regattas.
Collection of 36 original colour photographs, including the Reading Room and first exhibitions, Whitehouse Cattle Show, houses Taigh a’ Bhochdainn and Lag nan Cruach before renovation, ploughing demonstration, Tiree district nurses, Tiree football team ca. 1999. Most are catalogued separately (see 2018.54.5 – 27).
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)