Photograph of the interior of a nissan hut, RAF Tiree ca. 1944.
Black & white photograph of the interior of a nissan hut showing bunk, book shelf and pin-ups, belonging to a crew member of 518 Squadron. (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.
Black and white postcard of Am Bail`Ur / The New Village, Balephuil, around 1900.
Postcard of Bail`Ur, Balephuil around 1900. Houses L-R: Taigh Iain Bhlac (his first thatched house at present-day cattle-grid); Taigh Iain ’ic Dhòmhnaill Mhòir (MacDonald); Taigh Mòr an Tuathanaich / Dhomhnaill Mhic Nèill (MacNeill); Taigh Nèill Òig / Chaluim Nèill Òig (Sinclair); Taigh Dhonnchaidh Mhurchaidh (Campbell); Bùth Iain ‘ic Dhòmhnaill Mhòir (MacDonald); Taigh Sheumais Bhàin (MacDonald); Taigh Fhearchair/Taigh Chailein Fhearchair (MacDonald); Taigh MhacÀidh (Mackay) / Ealasdair Iain Mhòir / a’ Ghreusaiche (MacArthur); Taigh Màiri Bheag; Taigh Ealasdair Bhrùin (Brown); Bùth/Taigh Ealasdair Lachainn (Mackinnon); Taigh Dhòmhnaill ‘ic Lachainn (Mackinnon); Taigh Chlèabhair (John Kennedy); Taigh na Coinneimh / Balephuil Mission House; Taigh Chaluim Nèill (Brown); Taigh Ghilleasbaig Chaimbeil (Campbell)
Amendments to house names provided by Ailean Boyd, Balephuil.
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.
Twenty-two photographs of Tiree from RCAHMS, 1900-1977