Tag Archives: crofters and crofting

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2020.41.1

Bound extract from ‘Kenneth Cameron Family Chronicle’ by Gordon Cameron Richardson, Canada, 2020, about Kenneth Cameron, Balevullin (1816-1871), who emigrated to Canada in 1850 with his wife Agnes (Ann) Morrison on board the ‘Conrad’. They settled on a 100 acre farm in Osprey Township, Grey County in the early 1850s. Kenneth’s great-great grandfather, also Kenneth Cameron, was born in Balevullin in around 1734. The full text includes all Canadian family and descendants, and is available from An Iodhlann in pdf format.

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2020.1.52

Handwritten letter, dated 21 June 1883, from Hector McDonald, Lochgilphead, to Lachlan (a’ Mharsanta / the merchant) McLean (1836-1921), Kenovay, regarding the activities of the Royal Commission and the hardships of Tiree crofters. The letter is very probably referring to Crofters’ rights and the  Napier Commission. Includes the remains of the original envelope stamped by both Lochgilphead and Oban post offices. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2019.81.1

Collection of 42 scanned black & white photographs of people and places connected to Marion MacLeod, Port Mor, Sandaig. Most are portraits of un-named adults and children, with others of soldiers in uniform, crofters at work, and houses in Sandaig. A selection are catalogued separately: see 2019.81.2 – 10

2019.57.1

Colour-printed scans of documents from the Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle, displayed in An Iodhlann during the ‘Written in the Landscape’ exhibtion, 2019:

1. Sketch of the set of Tiree attempting to show where tenancies of 4 Mail Lands are practicable, 22 March 1803. (Ref: Argyll Papers PFV 65/75)

2. Statement showing the number of tenants and cottars and the livestock held by them on the Island of Tiree in 1848. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/3035)

3. Plan of the farm of Kenavay in the island of Tirii now divided into thirteen farms nearly to four male lands each, surveyed and divided by George Langlands, 1802. (Ref: Argyll Papers PV19/04)

4. List of men levied in the Island of Tiree for the Regiment of Fencibles of Argyllshire, 1759. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/324)

5. Plan of encroachments made upon the Reef by the taxman of the farm of Balephetrish… [by George Langlands, ca 1802]. (Ref: Argyll Papers PV 19/08)

6. Roll of arrears for tenants in Tiree in 1764. (Ref: Argyll Papers PFV 65/32)

7. Account of cash expended by the Bailie of Tiree on recruiting for the West Fencibles, summer and harvest 1778. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/324)

8. Sales brochure for Tiree, 1904. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/2766)

9. Letter from MacDiarmid to the Duke dated 1884 regarding shebeening women. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/906/10)

10. Letter from MacQuarrie to Wylie dated 1876 regarding Flora Lamont of Balephuil selling whisky. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/907)

11. Letter dated 1847 from Lord Lorne to Lord Grey about those Tiree inhabitants who can and cannot afford to emigrate. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/1531)

12. Postcard showing Kenavara Point from Dun Hiader, undated. (Ref: Argyll Papers Acc 2016/01)

13. Letter dated 1806 from Malcolm McLaurine, Tiree, describing the progress of Langland’s survey of the island. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/401)

2019.45.1

Printed copy of full text for ‘Give us more land and give it to us now – demands for new crofts and Balephetrish after World War I’ by Bob Chambers, 2018. Includes images of letters written in 1919 to the secretary of the Board of Argiculture for Scotland from Cath MacKinnon, to Sir William Sutherland, MP for Argyllshire, from Archibald MacLean, and to an authority from Hector MacLean. (held digitally in An Iodhlann)

2014.115.20

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 452, 09/10/2009

Local news: school children visit the Tobermory lifeboat at Scarinish; community windturbine update; Will Wright completes Big Ben Nevis triathlon; Lunch Club to continue; advice on flu vaccinations; An Talla news; TRD applies for funding for cinema at aution mart; forthcoming Tiree Wave Classic; letters to the editor – bad house-building practices; announcement of public meeting regarding management of increasing numbers of campervans and caravans; swine flu on the increase; Michael Holliday announces Tiree house design surgeries; review of Crofting Reform bill; RSPB news by John Bowler.

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