Bound dissertation ‘Norse by Northwest: pursuing Scandinavian settlement on Coll and Tiree’ by Oliver Rusk, University of Glasgow, 2016, discussing the lack of rigorous archaeological research into Viking-Age settlement in the Inner Hebrides, despite the evidence in place-names and land management.
Book ‘Old Coll and Tiree’ by Bernard Byrom, 2018. A collection of old photographs from Tiree and Coll with detailed captions. Sourced from other publications and websites.
Booklet ‘West Highland Notes & Queries’, November 2017. Publication of the Society of West Highland & Island Historical Research, including articles on Early Scottish History; Gault of Coll; 1467 MS – The MacEcherns; the byname ‘OG’; A MacLean ballad; the Daughter of Gamhal, mormaer of Carrick.
Printed copy of a report ‘Argyll Islands Study Tour 2004’ by Jim Hill, Isle of Coll. Over the period 29th September to 3rd October, 2004, a group of volunteers from the islands of Lismore, Mull, Tiree, Coll, Jura, Islay, Colonsay and Oronsay, travelled through those islands visiting various local initiatives funded by the Nàdair Trust. The study tour was organised by Argyll & the Islands Enterprise in partnership with the Nadair Trust and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The purpose of the tour was to mark the end of the Nadair 1 project, Heritage Tourism Training, led by Argyll & the islands Enterprise and to visit the Nadair 1 completed projects for Tour members to bring back knowledge and lessons learned to their respective islands. Some visits were also arranged to the location of potential Nadair 2 projects. See page 5 for Tiree: Loch Bhasapol surfing/fishing/nature, Rural Centre, An Iodhlann.
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Tiree Memories calendar 2016, produced by Alec Walker, Edinburgh. Photographs include Hughina MacKinnon (nee MacFadyen; Hughina Eachainn Bhuidhe), 1981; Willie MacPhee and Mary T MacPhee on a motorbike in Scarinish the 1960s; MacArthur’s Store in Scarinish, 1937; a calf being led off the ferry in 1981; Am Baile Ur, Balephuil, 1955; Brown’s Store in Balemartine, 1980; Tiree Aerodrome from the air 1942; groups of crofters at the Agricultural Show at Whitehouse, 2002; Lord of the Isles ferry at the linkspan pier in 1991; sheep shearing at Parkhouse in 1980; Balemartine School children 1947; puffer ‘Anzac’ at Caoles, 1950s; Mary Stewart sailing past Coll in 1930s.
Scanned front cover of the ‘Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree‘ by Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, ca 1930. The book was used by LAC John Roberts, Wales, when he served at RAF Tiree during 1944-45. The original book remains with the family. One of the poems inside, ‘Sunny Tiree’, is written by AV Christie: Tiree Bards.
Emailed information about the Campbell family of Mull, Tiree and Coll, 1820-1912, some of whom emigrated to Cape Breton, Canada, and a composition titled Campbell of Malagawatch.
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Collection of 18 articles by Rhoda Meek, Caoles, extracted from Gaelic language magazine Cothrom, issues 29-59, 2001 onwards, one article by Hector MacDougall about Coll heroes (Cothrom 40), one by Rev Hector Cameron about the building of Island House and collecting peat from Coll (Cothrom 42), and another about a storm which cut Coll into three and Tiree into seven (Cothrom 41). In Gaelic with English translations.