Photograph of two RAF personnel relaxing in a nissan hut, Tiree ca. 1944.
Black & white photograph of Derek Dolwin (reclining on bed) and a fellow crew member of RAF 518 Met. Obs. Squadron, relaxing whilst off duty on Tiree during WWII. (Original in filing cabinet 8 drawer 3)
Two lengths of straw rope, possibly made in the 1800s
Two lengths of twisted straw rope, one of sandy oats (490mm) and one of rye or wheat (780mm). Both were used to tie the cross cabers on to the main roof beams in a thatched house in Balevullin, possibly up to 200 years old.
Three handwritten letters about the burning of a shepherd`s cottage on the Reef, 1899
Copies of three letters: (1) from the factor Hugh MacDiarmid dated 31/3/1899 about the burning of a shepherd`s cottage on the Reef, Tom Barr`s involvement and the decoration of the Lodge, (2) private postscript attached to letter from factor Hugh MacDiarmid dated 31/3/1899 about Tom Barr whom he finds `a violent tempered man`, (3) from solicitors Lindsay Howe & Co of Edinburgh dated 14/3/1899 re the burning of a shepherd`s cottage on the Reef and who is responsible for its restoration.
Audio cassette recording of Duncan MacPhee talking to Reg Knapman.
Duncan MacPhee talks to Reg Knapman about the Cornaigbeg and Scarinish MacLeans, Ciorstaidh Mhor, his grandparents, Scarinish farms, his father and old stories, Balephetrish houses and Tom Barr, his early working days, the building trade, his wife, crimes, boarded-outs. Mary Ann Munn of Crossapol also recorded.
Photograph and postcard of Scarinish with accompanying letter from donor.
(1) Photocopy of photograph of Scarinish harbour during a regatta in 1936 showing the old store on the right which was demolished c. 1942. The woman third from the left is Mary MacFadyen from Shore Cottage, Scarinish. (2) Photocopy of postcard of Scarinish harbour showing the old store in the centre, the `Mary Stewart` and a thatched cottage on the left belonging to the MacCallum family.