Softback book ‘Seòl mo Bheatha – Turas eadar Croit is Eilean is Oilthigh‘ by Dòmhnall Eachann Meek, 2019. Autobiography in Gaelic of Donald Meek’s life on croft, island and university, from his birth in 1914 to the present day. Donald was brought up at ‘Coll View’, Caoles. Signed by Donald to An Iodhlann.
Black & white photograph of the home of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (1889-1961), at Clachan, from the shore in the 1930s.
Black & white photograph of the home of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (1889-1961), at Clachan, in the 1930s.
Hand-coloured photograph of Mairi MacPhail, wife of Captain Lachlan MacPhail, Clachan and Glasgow (1889-1961), and their three daughters L-R: Isabel, Catherine and Margaret (seated), at ‘Taigh Mairi Lang’, Cornaigbeg, in around the 1930s.
Colour photograph of the house of Annie Cameron, Balevullin (ca 1880-1965), from the east. Annie moved to Greenock when she was young, although her children and grandchildren spent summers in the house until it was sold and demolished in around 2003. The roof was previously black tarred felt, the wriggly tin version being added in around the 1970-80s, along with the bathroom extension on the left.
Collection of 11 photographs (printed from pdf files) of the house and family of Annie Cameron, Balevullin (ca 1880-1965), and information from her grandson emailed in 2018. Three photos are catalogued separately under 2019.32.2 to 2019.32.4.
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Valuation notice for Hugh MacArthur’s house at Milton in 1966. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
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The Scots Magazine, June 1965, with an article about Tiree and its people ‘Island of Prosperous Crofters’ by Campbell K Finlay. Includes photographs of Scarinish Harbour: A D Brown, Tobermory (merchant to Tiree); Margaret Brown, Vaul; Malcolm M MacLean, Salum; A H MacPhail, Clachan; A G H Bruton, Lodge Hotel; Travee; coastal cliffs; croft house, Scarinish; Parkhouse, Balephetrish; L J MacFadyen, Kenovay; J L MacInnes, Salum; W MacPhee, gamekeeper; Balephetrish road. Also mentioned in text: Walter Hume, the Reef & An Fhaodhail, primary schools, boarded-out children, island house, sheep, bulb-growing, cottars, income, crofters’ war, snipe shooting, tourism, fishing.
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