Typed letter from Macfarlan, Shearer and Co., Greenock, to John MacArthur, Milton, regarding the delivery of roofing felt via the ‘Dunara Castle’, dated April 1914. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Wedding cake postal box and compliments slip found inside a tin box in the wall of Taigh a’ Chontractor, Crossapol, in 2016.
The wedding, held in London on 4 June 1917, was of Kate Matheson Maclennan, mantle saleswoman from Partick, to John Maclean (42), Corporation Clerk and Private in the Royal Highlanders of Canada. The cake box is addressed to Mrs Ann MacDonald, Farmer, Balemartine, Tiree, and stamped 2d. Ann was 66 in the 1911 census (72 at the time of the wedding). Both of Kate’s parents were from Stornoway.
Accounting book belonging to Robert Nisbet, Heanish, containing records of amounts spent on (1) fencing materials for croft apportionment and the Scarinish-Heanish boundary in 1972, including the share of the costs for Nisbet and DA Cameron, and labour paid to Neil MacNeill for fencing work, (2) supplies from Boots the Chemists, Oban, 1948-1952, (3) goods from Cook & Blair, Greenock, 1948-1952, (3) goods from Cooper, McDougall & Robertson, Glasgow, 1947-1952, (3) insurance from the Co-operative Insurance Society, Glasgow, 1946-1952, (4) goods and services from George & Jobling, Glasgow, 1949-1952, (5) goods from Speedwell Lubricants, London, 1949-1951, (6) goods from Duncan MacDougall, Oban, 1950-1952, (7) goods from Kilmarnock Equitable Co-op Society, 1948-1950, (8) goods from J&D Hilston, Lanark, 1948-1952, (9) goods from McGill & Smith, Ayr, 1948-1952, (10) goods from MacFarlan Shearer & Co., Greenock, 1948-1952, (11) goods from Scottish Agricultural Industries, Glasgow, 1948-1952, (12) services from GPO – Telephone Manager, Glasgow, 1949-1951, (13) bull services of the Scarinish Hotel, 1950, (14) veterinary services of DS Brown, Oban, 1951-1952, (15) rent to the Duke of Argyll, 1949-1952, (16) membership of the Highland Cattle Society of Scotland, 1949-1951, (17) subscription to the Scottish Farmer newspaper, Glasgow, 1951-1952. The accounting book itself is titled “The Guildhall series of stock rulings”.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 419, 21/6/08
Local news: Dance Olympics at Tiree High School; butterflies; interview with Tony McEwen, Crossapol; progress of water supply upgrade; football training tour; SWRI Federation Show; social work staff awarded; bumblebees; Iain MacKinnon, Hillcrest, appointed as TRD Community Conservation Officer; Oban to islands air service; retiral of Morag MacKenzie from `Meals on Wheels`; Discover Tiree`s visitor information touch screens; Tiree Community Trust news: Crossapol enterprise zone, wave classic; harbour study, access, design guide, affordable housing, youth work, directors, staff, wind turbine (Tilley).
Carpenter`s wooden plane 1859-1905
Carpenter`s wooden and steel plane made by Hargreaves, Smith & Co. around 1859-1905, and belonging to Hugh MacKinnon, Crossapol (Eòghann Dhomhnaill, `The Contractor`).
Carpenter`s moulding plane 1859-1905
Carpenter`s wooden plane for moulding the edges of furniture. Engraved with name W McKinlay. Belonged to Hugh MacKinnon, Crossapol (Eoghann Dhomhnaill / The Contractor).
Front cover of a Bernard D Smith & Son calendar
Cardboard front cover of a calendar(? 2013?) made by and advertising Bernard D Smith & Son builders, West Hynish, showing a black & white photograph of the coal puffer `Anzac` unloading coal on Caoles beach in 1952. Photograph accessioned separately as U152.
Wall calendar 2009 by Bernard D. Smith & Son – general builders and contractors
Card wall calendar (2009) by Bernard D. Smith & Son – general builders and contractors, showing a colour photograph of the coal puffer boat “Cle?shira” in Scarinish Harbour ca 1960.
Page from calendar of Agrimarine Ltd, Tiree.
February page from calendar for 2009 by Agrimarine Ltd, Tiree, showing photograph of Duart Castle, Isle of Mull.
Collection of assorted croft and household receipts paid by John MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol.
Assorted croft and household receipts paid by John MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol including a 1940 bill from J. H. MacDonald for a coffin, a 1940 bill from D. & H. MacArthur Stores in Scarinish a 1934 bill from joiner and contractor Hugh MacDonald of Kenovay, a 1949 wireless licence and a 1975 bill from Andrew Irvine, Tighnabruaich.