Tag Archives: crimes


Newspaper cutting about an assault in the Scarinish Hotel in October 2002.

A man accused of a racially aggravated assault on John Rennie, a Tiree fisherman, in the Scarinish bar on 18th October 2002, had his case found not proven in Oban Sheriff Court.


Photocopied letter from the factor Hugh MacDiarmid dated 22/10/1890.

Letter from the factor Hugh MacDiarmid dated 22/10/1890 to the Duke`s chamberlain about the stipend for Rev. John Gregorson Campbell, the stealing of bent (marram grass?) behind Hough, the repayments of loans to fishermen and rent arrears.


Audio cassette recording of Duncan MacPhee talking to Reg Knapman.

Duncan MacPhee talks to Reg Knapman about the Cornaigbeg and Scarinish MacLeans, Ciorstaidh Mhor, his grandparents, Scarinish farms, his father and old stories, Balephetrish houses and Tom Barr, his early working days, the building trade, his wife, crimes, boarded-outs. Mary Ann Munn of Crossapol also recorded.


Photocopied indictment against six Tiree men for `mobbing, rioting and deforcement` dated 1886.

High Court indictment against Alexander MacLean, Colin Henderson, Hector MacDonald, John Sinclair, George William Campbell, John MacFadyen, Gilbert MacDonald and Donald MacKinnon for `Mobbing and Rioting; As also Deforcing an Officer of the Law in the Execution of his Duty`.


Newspaper article `Police files – Cow killed`.

A man has been reported to the procurator fiscal in Oban for various driving offences after an accident on Tiree which involved a car hitting and killing a cow.


Transcript from Argyll & Bute Archives of a list of documents relating to the Tobermory Procurator Fiscal in 1857.

List of 39 sets of documents relating to various court cases handled by the Tobermory Procurator Fiscal in 1857, one of which is the case against John MacKinnon, Coll accused of the culpable homicide of Margaret MacKinnon, wife of Lachlan Lamont of Vaul, while attempting to deliver her of a stillborn child.


Copy of High Court Indictment of 1886 against eight Tiree men, with photocopy.

Indictment against Alexander McLean, Colin Henderson, Hector McDonald, John Sinclair , John McFadyen and Gilbert McDonald, all from Balemartine, George William Campbell from Balinoe, and Donald McKinnon from Balephuil, for mobbing and rioting, and deforcing an officer of the law in the execution of his duty. The men occupied the farm at Greenhill and prevented a writ being served to quit the property.