Top half of a page from The Illustrated London News, Sept. 11, 1886, showing two engraving plates of scenes from Tiree, one looking west across Gott Bay from Ruaig(?), and the other of a tug of war in Scarinish(?) between sailors and marines who came to quell the ‘land agitation‘ on Tiree.
Scanned copy of four receipts received by John MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, acknowledging his payment of £1 and 15 shillings for rent of his land from the Duke of Argyll. Signed by the factor Hugh MacDiarmid in 1895 and 1897.
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Scanned copies of five letters to a Scottish newspaper in 1970, discussing the meaning and origin of the word ‘teuchter’, which is old slang for a rural worker. Correspondents are Donald G Mackenzie (Stevenston), Hugh Cattenach (Glenfinnan), A H MacAlpin (East Kilbride), Angus Macintyre (Tobermory) and Renwick H Leitch (Skelmorlie).
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A history of Rossdhu house, Kenovay, 1863-2018. Includes photographs of the house, the people who lived there and a family tree. Named individuals: Allan MacLean and his wife Euphemia MacLean, two of their sons Neilie Allan MacLean and Donald MacLean, Neilie Allan’s wife Catherine (Kate) MacLean of Ardbeg, Willie MacLean, Flora Campbell, Mena Knapman.
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Magazine article about the Crofters’ War on Tiree, 1886, by James Petre. Published in ‘Scottish Islands’, Jul/Aug 2018, pages 16-19.
DVD of filmed photographs and VHS video of Alec MacArthur’s, Heylipol, retirement party held at the Lodge Hotel in 1994. As well as being a crofter, Alec worked as an air-traffic controller at the airport, and was a long-serving member of Tiree Community Council. Speeches by Alec, Alistair MacInnes and Angus MacKechnie, with songs performed by Angus and Neil Munn. Others attendees Tish MacKinnon, Myra Brown, Rosleen Campbell, Iain MacDonald, Clare Jones among others.