Printed copy of full text for ‘Give us more land and give it to us now – demands for new crofts and Balephetrish after World War I’ by Bob Chambers, 2018. Includes images of letters written in 1919 to the secretary of the Board of Argiculture for Scotland from Cath MacKinnon, to Sir William Sutherland, MP for Argyllshire, from Archibald MacLean, and to an authority from Hector MacLean. (held digitally in An Iodhlann)
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 453, 23/10/2009 (colour edition)
Local news: National Mod participants then and now; Team 15 junior wind surfing event at Loch Bhasapol; report on the Tiree Wave Classic and Coll Challenge; report on the campervan public meeting by Ian Sharp; report on the voluntary parking permit scheme by Gordon Scott; councillor’s apology; community wind turbine update; interest free loans for home energy efficiency through the community Powerdown project; call for volunteers to run Youth Club; forthcoming Halloween party; forthcoming military excercise around Tiree; NHS family excercise programme.
Colour photograph of a Navy ‘Wasp’ helicopter taking off from the Decca HIFIX caravan at Aird, Cornaigmore, in 1970. HIFIX stations were located at several spots in the Hebrides for relaying messages to/from survey vessels at sea, which were recording the topography of the ocean floor. The Navy had sent personnel ashore by helicopter to lay a cable from the mains electricity suppy to the caravan, in response to a complaint by the occupier of the house, Mr A Campbell, about the noise made by the caravan’s generator.
Colour photograph of the Decca HIFIX mast and caravan next to the house at Aird, Cornaigmore, in 1970. HIFIX stations were located at several spots in the Hebrides for relaying messages to/from survey vessels at sea, which were recording the topography of the ocean floor. The house in the photograph was occupied by Mr A Campbell, who “complained about the generator noise. He had spent his life at sea in engine rooms and thought he deserved a peaceful retirement”. As a consequence, a cable from the caravan was connected to the mains electricity supply. Includes additional emailed information.
Reprint of an academic paper ‘Boarding-out and the Scottish Poor Law, 1845-1914’, written by Helen J MacDonald and published in The Scottish Historical Review in 1996.
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.
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Transcript of a court case in 1860 in which two Tiree men gave evidence
Copy of a handwritten transcript of a court case against Effie MacDonald (nee MacKinnon) of Erabus, Ardtun, (Ross of Mull?) dates 2 July 1860, who was prosecuted for repeatedly stealing peats from stacks belonging to Gilbert MacDonald, Balemartine, and James MacLean, Balemartine, on the Ardtun Moss on Friday the 22nd of ?. On 13th July 1860, at Tobermory, Effie was found guilty of theft and sentenced to 6 days of (?).
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Letters and papers relating to the take-over of land on Tiree for the RAF base, 1940-1942
Letters and papers relating to the take-over of land on Tiree for the RAF base, 1940-1942. Includes papers from the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Executive Committee for North Argyll, Scottish Office, Air Ministry, article from `The Scottish Farmer` 1940 – “Land seized: tenant thrown out”, Scottish Home Department, Fisheries Division and Argyll Estates. Some marked `Secret`.
Letters regarding the registration of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol with the Scottish Land Court, 1955
Six letters and documents regarding the registration of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol with the Scottish Land Court and subsequent transfer of tenancy from John MacKinnon to his daughter Elsie MacKinnon in 1955. Documents are from Argyll Estates, Hosack & Sutherland, Solicitors, Oban, and the Scottish Land Court.
Instructions card for the use of hand-operated air-attack and fallout sirens
Instructions card explaining how to use hand-operated sirens as part of the United Kingdom warning and monitoring system for air-attacks and fallout during the Cold War in the 1960s.