Tag Archives: communities


Photograph of HMS Sturdy memorial

Colour photograph of the stone cairn at Sandaig that supported the brass memorial plaque dedicated to those affected by the wrecking of the destroyer HMS Sturdy on rocks off Sandaig in October 1940 with the loss of five lives. Erected in 2010 on the 70th anniversary of the disaster as part of a memorial event. Photo taken in 2010 and donated by Bernie Smith, Balephuil.



Photocopy of brass plaque on MacCallum`s cairn at Kilkenneth

Black & white photocopy of the brass plaque on MacCallum`s cairn at Kilkenneth. Erected in 1986, the plaque reads “In memory of rev. Donald MacCallum born Craignish, Argyll, 9th October 1849, Minister of Hylipol, Tyree Dec. 1887 – Aug. 1889. Died 23rd April 1929 at Glendale, Skye. Interred in Glendale Cemetery. Like the biblical prophets he took up the cause of the oppressed and was chief leader of the Land League movement of the time.”


BBC LAB film “Seaside Stories – Tiree”

DVD of BBC LAB film of Tiree adults talking about life on Tiree and the possible effects of a proposed offshore windfarm on the island. Filmed at the Tiree Fèis 2010. Iain MacKinnon, Hillcrest interviews Yolanda MacDonald, Gordon Scott, Josie Fletcher, Eilidh Campbell, Jackie Jones, Sarah Holliday, Donald Meek, Iona Brown, Archie John MacLean, John Holliday, Iain Brown and others. Ceilidh at An Talla.


Book “To the Islands”

Hard-back book “To the Islands” by the archaeologist Professor Steven Mithen, University of Reading, about his years of searches for evidence of prehistoric communities in the Hebridean islands. Includes Tiree, Gunna and Coll in chapters 12-14 & 19. Signed by the author with a note to Dr John Holliday, An Iodhlann.


Map of the Duke of Argyll`s Estate in Argyll, 1780

Printout of scanned map showing the Duke of Argyll`s Estate in Morvern and in the islands of Mull, Tiree, Coll and Lismore, circa 1780. Stored in Map Key folder and as PDF file on computer.