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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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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.