Article titled ‘Tiree and the Dukes of Argyll in the age of the Clearances and Crofters’ War: coercion, controversy and confrontation’ by James Petre, published in West Highland Notes & Queries, July 2017, pp 17-23. An account of how Tiree changed after the Dukes of Argyll took possession of the island in 1674, and the reaction of the islanders to that change.
Hardback book ‘Gaelic Scotland: The Transformation of a Culture Region’ by W. J. Withers, 1988. Covers the process of cultural change in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, particularly during the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Including policies of successive governments, the decline of the Gaelic language, and the Clearances.) Tiree mentioned pages 8, 181, 209, 214, 219, 225, 241, 285, 357, 359, 373-5 & 380.
Photocopy of a typed transcript of an interview with Hector MacPhail, Cornaigbeg, on 19 May 1992, about himself, boats, sea transport and sailors, with particular reference to Allan MacFadyen, Scarinish, and ships the Mary Stewart and the Mary & Effie. Topics also include alchohol taxation, violence, Clearances, landowners, hotels, Crofters’ War, coal puffers. The interviewer is given only as ‘Smith’.
Booklet in Gaelic of sermons by An t-Urramach Donull MacCalum / Rev. Donald MacCallum minister at Sgire-nan-Loch, Isle of Lewis, around 1890. It is likely that the booklet once had a heavy cover. Chapters are titled: Do Mhurchadh MacLeoid an-t-Eildier, with a photograph; Am beannachadh; An tur laidir; Dol dhachaidh with a photograph of Rev. Calum MacCalum; Fear-ar-graidh, with a photograph of Rev Donald MacCallum giving a sermon in church; An Daingneach, ard, with a photograph of An t-Urramach Donall MacCalum himself. The Reverend MacCallum was minister of Heylipol during 1887-1889. He was a key agitator during the Highland Clearances and a chief leader during Tiree’s Crofters War. A memorial cairn ‘Tùr Mhic Chaluim’ was erected by the people of Tiree at Kilkenneth-Moss.
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Small hardback booklet of public addresses made by Rev. Donald MacCallum (1849-1929) of Waternish, Skye, dated 1884. The Reverend MacCallum was minister of Heylipol during 1887-1889. He was a key agitator during the Highland Clearances and a chief leader during Tiree’s Crofters’ War. A memorial cairn ‘Tùr Mhic Chaluim’ was erected by the people of Tiree at Kilkenneth-Moss.
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Softback book ‘The Old and The New Highlands and Hebrides’ by J Morrison Davidson, 1912. From the days of the Great Clearances to the Pentland Act,1809-1863.
Book `Recovering from the Clearances`, 2013
Softback book based on the proceedings of a conference held on the Isle of Lewis in 2012, about the long and difficult process of land recovery by the descendents of the dispossessed and recent developments in Community Ownership.
Includes ‘Preaching the Land Gospel: The Rev. Donald MacCallum (1849-1929) in Skye, Tiree and Lochs, Lewis’ by Donald E. Meek. (Pages 77-107)
List of Tiree-related archival items, 2012
Printed compiled list of archival items using `Tiree` as the search term from an unknown source. The list includes items from several different archives and may have been created from the CommunityArchives.org website.
Photocopy from book `Highland Clearances` by Alexander MacKenzie, 1883
Photocopied extract from a book about the Highland clearances in Argyllshire in the 1800s, with an introduction by Ian MacPherson, MP.
Paperback book `Morvern Transformed` by Philip Gaskell.
A study of the social and economic change in the Highland Parish of Moervern in the 19th century.