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2016.52.2

Hardback book ‘Beulah’, a work of fiction by AJE Wilson about a girl in an orphanage, ca 1900. Presented to Heylipol School by James Coats in 1904. The name Colin MacDonald (Mannal) is written in pencil on the inside cover. James Coats of Paisley, donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.

2016.45.1

Photocopy of a typed transcript of a taped interview with sisters Margaret MacKinnon and Katie MacKinnon, Heanish, by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle (and Balinoe), in 1991 at Braeside, Heanish.

Extract: “Auntie Maggie and Auntie Katie agreed to do this tape interview with me on a cold April’s day in 1991. I had dropped by Braeside on the way back from a buisness trip in Europe. It was mostly Auntie Maggie who did the talking with Katie chipping in with the odd comment. They talked about their childhood living on the island and life during the war years.”

Click here to view transcript 2016.45.1

2016.19.1

Black & white photograph of the full complement of children of Scarinish School during a swimming lesson at the beach opposite the school in summer 1968. Top left: Maie. Others present (not in order): Mairi Morrison, bank manager’s daughter; Fiona Johnstone, teacher’s daughter; Lena MacNeill, Machair, Scarinish; David Weatherstone, dentist’s son; Jennifer MacFadyen, Pier Road; Gary Johnstone, teacher’s son; Neil Maclean, butcher’s son; Drew Beck, vet’s son; Jacky MacFadyen, Pier Road; Alexander MacFadyen, Pier Road; Jane Weatherstone, dentist’s daughter; Alison Petrie, daughter of the proprietor Scarinish Hotel; Christine Calvert, doctor’s daughter; May Johnstone, teacher; Lachlan MacFadyen, Pier Road; Archie MacKinnon, Church Farm, Kirkapol; Brian MacFadyen, Pier Road. (Original in Filing Cabinet 10 drawer 2)

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