Black & white photograph of Dr Johnson (d. 1910), Tiree’s doctor, during a vist to Coll in the late 1800s. He is standing outside the smiddy in Arinagour. The photograph was taken by Robert Sturgeon – the donor’s grandfather, and is from a postcard reproduced from a glass-plate negative.
West Highland Notes & Queries, November 1991. Journal of The Society of West Highland and Islands Historical Research Ltd, Series 2, No. 8. Articles included: Fogl/Fugl – an unusual Hebridean personal name; the death and burial of Somerled of Argyll; notes on the genealogy of Clann Eoin Mhoir; Livingstones in the North of Mull; Ulva; William MacLachlan, Minister of Kilmartin.
West Highland Notes and Queries, August 2016, published by the The Society of West Highland & Island Historical Research Ltd, Coll. Articles include ‘An Account of the Island of Coll: Grimsary’; Myth, History and Genetic Genealogy: Ailpein, Chriogair, Mhic Gille Chonaill; Ranald MacAllan Og; Place-names in the Argyllshire Valuation of 1751; Who was Florence MacLean (1365-1430)?; Highland Tacksmen’s use of Gaelic in the Nineteenth Century.
Booklet ‘The Kirk on the Hill’ by Nicholas MacLean Bristol, Coll, 2007. The story of the Church in the Isle of Coll AD 550-2007. Contains material about Tiree when the parishes were joined (pg6): “…when in 1618 the parishes of Kirkapol and Sorobie in Tiree were united with that of Coll to form the United Parish of Tiree and Coll.”
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.
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.