Newspaper articles `Plant closure a bitter blow to job prospects in Argyll` and `Seaweed jobs axed`, 1996
Two photocopied newspaper articles: (1) Kelco seaweed processing plant in Barcaldine threatened with closure. It produced algin, used in a range of food, pharmaceutical and industrial products. (2) 80 jobs lost with the closure of the Kelco plant at Barcaldine, due to fierce international competition in the algin market.
Newspaper articles `Kelco workers` fury over £2 million Girvan aid bid` and `The Kelco couples who face the loss of two jobs`.
Photocopy of two newspaper articles about (1) workers at Barcaldine`s Kelco International alginate plant are furious with their employers for applying for a £2 million grant to expand its Girvan factory, whilst Barcaldine faces closure, (2) Impact of 80 job losses from Kelco International alginate factory at Barcaldine.
Colour scan of brass plate.
Colour scan of brass plate from the Glassary seaweed factory cart engraved `NORTH BRITISH CHEMICAL CO. LD. TYREE NO. 1`.
Tiree in 100 Object – 9 – Cart Plate The History of Tiree in 100 Objects
Printout from Flora Celtica website: `A Brief History of Scottish Seaweed Use`
Earliest uses, soda potash & iodine in the 17th – 20th centuries, alginates in the 20th century, the current state of the industry.
| Tags: chemical work, food, livestock, seaweed| | Dates: 1000s, 1100s, 1200s, 1300s, 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s, 600s, 700s, 800s, 900s| | Object Types: miscellaneous| | People: Stanford, Mr Edward C. Cortis, Tiree (1837 - 1899)|
Photocopied extract `On the Economic Applications of Seaweed` by Edward C. C. Stanford.
Description of seaweeds and their various uses, e.g. food, medicine, manure and the manufacture of kelp; Stanford`s new process that doubled the extraction of iodine.
Photocopied extract `On the Utilization of Peat` by B. H. Paul
Description of the uses of peat with comments by Edward C. C. Stanford.
Photocopied letter from Howe-Stanford to unknow recipient dated 3/7/1876.
Letter detailing conditions for lease on property for seaweed factory at Middleton.
Photocopied letter from Edward C. C. Stanford to His Grace the Duke of Argyll, 26/1/1875.
Letter to the Duke of Argyll from Mr Stanford of British Seaweed Co Ltd., asking for a secretary of factor to be sent to witness the good done by the company in Tyree.
Photocopy of book `Argyll Estates Instructions` edited by Eric Cregeen.
The instructions given by John, the 5th Duke of Argyll to his Chamberlain in Mull and Morvern and his Chamberlain in Tiree with an introduction by Eric Cregeen.
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