Transcript of a tribute to the artist Kirsty Laird (nee Noel-Paton; 1934-2019) given by her children at Mortonhall Crematorium in August 2019. Much of Kirsty’s art was inspired by Tiree, where she spent many years working from her house at Brock.
Hardback book ‘Inspired by Chance’ by artist Kirsty Laird, Edinburgh & Brock, 2019. Photographs, descriptions and background of some of Kirsty Laird’s driftwood sculptures made while on Tiree. Includes a section about Kirsty’s background and life. An inscription reads “For John Holliday and An Iodhlann, the gift of this book, in response a long life-time of my love for Tiree”.
Colour photograph of An Iodhlann committee members (L-R) Alasdair Sinclair, Brock (1923-2009), and Duncan Grant, Ruaig (born 1933), in An Iodhlann around 2006. Alasdair was one of the founding members of An Iodhlann, contributing a wealth of historical knowledge and material. Duncan is also on An Iodhlann’s committee and is the resident genealogist. The photograph was given to Duncan by a grateful visitor, Lynette MacLean-Crown, from New Zealand who was researching her family’s Tiree roots around 2010. A note from her is written on the back of the original print.
Book `The McKinnons of Brock` by Rev Dr J Mary Henderson, 2013
Hardback book documenting the history and genealogy of the MacKinnon family of Brock, from Archibald MacKinnon (Gilleasbuig Og, b.1795) to Alasdair Sinclair (1923-2009). Created using photographs, documents and information collected by Alasdair Sinclair, and published by his niece Mary Henderson.
Archaeological Monitoring report for the Tiree water main rehabilitation scheme, 2012
Report to Scottish Water following archaeological investigations of sites for new water mains pipes at West Hynish, Balephuil, Heylipol, Crossapol, Ruaig, Brock, Milton and Caoles.
Map of Ruaig with Gaelic place names
Map of Ruaig hand-drawn by Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, in around 1990, giving place names from Brock and Skippinish to Soa. (includes a photocopy)
Photograph of Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, as a “young inventor” ca. 1940
Black & white photograph of Alasdair Sinclair (1923-2009), Brock, as a boy with a hand-made `sail-bike` on the machair. Alasdair grew up to be an international engineer. He was also one of An Iodhlann`s most enthusiastic co-founders. (original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)
Texts from the funeral of Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, 2009
Programme of church service, 3 colour photographs, and eulogy and tributes to Alasdair MacKinnon Sinclair, Brock (1923-2009), engineer and enthusiastic co-founder of An Iodhlann. A service of thanksgiving and remembrance was held at Kirkapol Church on 20 Jan. 2009.
Alasdair Sinclair`s canvas briefcase
Cream-coloured canvas briefcase with brown leather covered handle, hand-made by Alasdair Sinclair of Brock, and used by him on his near-daily visits to An Iodhlann where he was a key member of the committee until his death in 2009.