Tag Archives: construction


Large folder of An Talla Tender Documents, April 2003

Large folder of tender documents for the new community hall project “An Talla” dated April 2003. Includes reports on tenders, budgets, architects` drawings and plans. The documents were collected by Pete Blackhall, The Glebe, Scaranish, who sat on the project committee.


Large folder of various documents relating to the construction of An Talla

Large file folder containing various documents relating to the construction of the new community hall – An Talla. Belonged to Pete Blackhall, The Glebe, Scaranish, and titled `Pete`s Working File`. Includes contact list, budgets, minutes of committee meetings, quotations, plans and drawings.


Charts and plans for the construction of Skerryvore lighthouse

Photocopied pages of charts and plans from Stevenson`s account of Skerryvore lighthouse, published in 1843. Includes: map of Britain showing location of Tiree and Skerryvore, plan of Hynish showing pier, dock reservoir, lightkeepers and seamens houses etc., charts of Skerryvore rocks and minor skerries, plans of Skerryvore rocks showing during low and high tides, plans of the curves for the lighthouse towers, engineers sketch of the marine dynamometer, plans of the temporary barrack, scaled elevation of completed lighthouse, longitudinal and transverse sections of the lighthouse, engineers sketches of the balance crane used and Hynish dock. An online version can be viewed at https://archive.org/details/accountofskerryv1848stev



Papers from Cairdean nan Taighean Tugha – Friends of the Thatched Houses

Papers and documents relating to `Cairdean nan Taighean Tugha – Friends of the Thatched Houses` a Tiree based charity set up to help preserve traditional Highland thatched buildings in Argyll, particularly Tiree. Chaired by Alex MacArthur, Heylipol, Coordinated by Donald MacDonald, Heanish, Secretary James Souness, Lochgilphead. Documents include: (1) Invitation to become a member, (2) Constitution – 198?, (3) minutes of a meeting 16 Sept 1998, (4) minutes of AGM 12 July 1999, (5) minutes of a meeting 30 Aug 1999.


Report on “The Repair of Fire Damage at Skerryvore Lighthouse”, 1958

Photocopied report about (1) the fire at Skerryvore Lighthouse in 1954, the subsequent survey to asses the damage survey and plans for repair, and (2) structural repairs to the tower. Includes appendices of contractors & suppliers, and costs. Five black and white photos.