Tag Archives: boats and boat-building

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Audio cassette recording of Hector MacPhail talking at Vaul Golf Club on 31/1/1997

Hector MacPhail talking at Vaul Golf Club on 31st January 1997 about Clydesdale horses on Tiree, Tom Barr, the Scottish Horse Regiment, his great-uncle Archie MacDougall, Tiree blacksmiths, shoes and clothes made on Tiree, weaving and carpentry, graveyards and tacksmen, Sir Donald MacLean, Tiree place-names, UK boxing championship Donald Lamont, shebeens and whisky distilling, peat and seaweed, emigration, fishing and Hynish pier, local boat-building.


Photocopied letter dated 1902 and a 1912 newspaper article about the boat slip at Balemartine.

(1) Letter from the fishermen of Balemartine dated 2/4/1902 to the County Clerk requesting assurances that the Council will maintain the boat slip at Balemartine once it is repaired, (2) newspaper article about donations made by the Duke of Argyll and Lord Archibald Campbell to the erection of the boat slip at Balemartine.

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