Booklet ‘West Highland Notes & Queries’, Series 3, No. 9, December 2015. Includes articles on MacDuffies, MacLeans, Loudoun Papers 1745-1749, Scottish Clans, Coll MacDonald, Jura John, Rex or Bishop’s dollars.
Book ‘Twentieth-Century Crofting Schemes on Tiree and Coll’ by Bob Chambers, 2016, with foreword by Prof. Donald Meek, Caoles. Shortly before and shortly after WWI, over 100 new crofts were created on Tiree and Coll, and almost 40 existing crofts were enlarged. The impact on the islands was enormous, wide-ranging and long-lasting, particularly on Tiree.
Bound booklet of transcribed excerpts regarding Tiree from the Autobiography and Memoirs of George Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900).
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Five copies of ‘West Highland Notes and Queries’ by the Society of West Highland and Island Historical Research: May 1973 – inhabitants of Coll; May 1977 – Donald MacLeod of Talisker’s links with Coll; January 2014 – Ua Neill pedigrees, 1467 MacEwens, first MacLeans, Breacachadh; October 2014 – article about Coll MacColl; August 2015 – the setting of rents on Tiree 1662-1716.
Article in the Scots Magazine by Peter Myres recalling his maritime adventures around Tiree in 2009. Titled ‘Boat Daft on Tiree’ he writes about the ferries and puffers and a trip to Coll. Includes colour photographs of Travee from Balephuil, the ferry Claymore in 1962, hoisting a old Alvis car from the Claymore, the puffer Lascar, and Sheena Beck, Ruaig, with her children Drew, Robin and Margaret in 1962. Pages 408-412.
Hardback book ‘From Clan to Regiment – six hundred years in the Hebrides 1400-2000’ by Nicholas MacLean-Bristol, 2007. A history of the MacLeans of Coll by one of their descendents. Signed by the author to Gordon Scott, Tiree, 2012.
Printed copies of the Beveridge Diaries 1896-1897: (1) scanned directly from Erskine Beveridge’s notebooks held in the Carnegie Library in Dunfermline, and (2) typed transcripts made by Lesley Ferguson, Head of Collections, RCAHMS. Beveridge travelled around Scotland in the second half of the 19th century, photographing and writing about the places he visited, including Tiree.
Handwritten letter from Pat Holyer (Petrie), former owner of the Scarinish Hotel during the 1970s, to Dr John Holliday, An Iodhlann, on 18/1/2015. He writes about some enclosed photographs and newspaper cuttings from the 1970s (see 2015.11.1 to 8), and conditions at Coll and Scarinish.
Newspaper cutting of a biography of Guy W Jardine, piermaster and owner of the Coll Hotel in the 1970s. Includes photo. (original stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)
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