Printed image of data recording equipment from Ireland, found washed up at Vaul by Donald Brown in 2017. The equipment was returned to the project managers of a collaborative project between Foras Na Mara (Marine Institute) and Colaiste Croi Mhuire, An Spideal, Co. Galway, Republic of Ireland.
Copy of a letter dated July 2017 from the United States Coast Guard to the UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency regarding transfer of ownership of a large marine buoy found by Donald Brown, which was washed up on the shore at Vaul in 2017. Includes photocopies of colour photographs of the buoy and its solar panels.
Softback book ‘The Crinan Canal’ by Marian Pallister, 2016.
Tells the story of the canal from its origins to the present day, discussing how it was built, who built it, how it changed life in the surrounding areas, and how it has been used. Includes Tiree content, with references to marble, emigration, drainage schemes, destitution, the potato famine, population, wages and Gaelic. (Pages 30, 66, 67, 156 & 157.)
Softback book ‘Correspondence from July, 1846, to February, 1847, Relating to the Measures Adopted for the Relief of the Distress in Scotland…’ Great Britain Treasury, 2012. Government correspondence about Famine Relief in the Highlands. Includes separate index listing references to Tiree.
Softback book ‘No Shame in Fear’ by Alex C. MacLean, 2016. Alex C. Maclean was born on the Isle of Tiree in 1923, and lived there until the age of fourteen, when he went to sea. This is a first-hand account of the WW2 Atlantic convoys and the devastation of war. Stalked by German U-boats, cast adrift in a lifeboat, it also tells of the difficulties of the post-war period, in building a decent family life and coming to terms with his own history back on Tiree. Foreword by Donald S. Murray.
Photocopy of a typed transcript of an interview with Hector MacPhail, Cornaigbeg, on 19 May 1992, about himself, boats, sea transport and sailors, with particular reference to Allan MacFadyen, Scarinish, and ships the Mary Stewart and the Mary & Effie. Topics also include alchohol taxation, violence, Clearances, landowners, hotels, Crofters’ War, coal puffers. The interviewer is given only as ‘Smith’.
Original and transcript of a message in a bottle found on a beach on the southeast of Tiree in July 1964. It was thrown out to sea from the vessel ‘Monte Vlia’, sailing from London to Las Palmas (Canary Islands) on the 11th December 1963.