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Two DVDs (part 1 and part 2) of a Channel 4 documentary ‘Edgeland’, produced in 1986, about new crofting legislation, the Crofters Commission and the future and history of crofting in the Highlands and islands. Topics include the Crofters’ War, peat cutting, mussel and salmon farming, fishing, forestry, the Cruachan Dam, the Invergordon smelter and the Outer Hebrides.

Part 1 includes footage of Tiree and interviews with local crofters Alec MacArthur, Heylipol, and Alastair MacInnes, Ruaig, and one with Peter Fairweather, the factor for Argyll Estates. With scenes of Balephetrish, hay-making, sheep shearing, a sheep sale at the old auction mart at Crossapol Farm, Balemartine, the airport, plane and fire service, Balephuil and Ruaig.


Crofters Commission report 1904 about croft enlargements at Cornaigbeg, Kenovay and Balinoe.

Photocopied extracts from the Report by The Crofters Commision (1905) regarding applications by six crofters of Cornaigbeg and Kenovay to enlarge their land holdings into parts of Crossapol Farm tenanted by Thomas Barr, and applications by five crofters of Balinoe to extend their holdings into Heylipol Farm tenanted by Hugh MacDiarmid.

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Book `Recovering from the Clearances`, 2013

Softback book based on the proceedings of a conference held on the Isle of Lewis in 2012, about the long and difficult process of land recovery by the descendents of the dispossessed and recent developments in Community Ownership.

Includes ‘Preaching the Land Gospel: The Rev. Donald MacCallum (1849-1929) in Skye, Tiree and Lochs, Lewis’ by Donald E. Meek. (Pages 77-107)


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No 333, 17/12/2004.

Local news and events including the Craft Fair, the visit from senior officials from the Scottish Executive and Crofters Commission, Tiree Environmental Action & Recycling group, letter from Councillor Iain Gillies, Tiree regatta, Taigh a` Rudha Christmas Party, the garden and play area at the Rural Centre, the TDP renewable energy study and news from the Business Centre and the school.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 322, 26/6/04

Local news and events including the opening of An Talla, a visit from the Crofters Commission, the increase in security charges for air travellers, sports camps at the school, a crofting and environmental study to be carried out by Tiree Rural Development and news from the Golf Club, the Community Council, the Feis and the school.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No 321, 12/6/2004.

Local news and events including An Talla opening events, the Crofters Commisssion board meeting, the Scarecrow Day at the Rural Centre, Skipinnish Records` third CD, sea tours to Skerryvore and news from the RSPB, Tiree Community Business, the Football Club and the school.


Report `Tiree Socio-Economic Assessment` by the Scottish Agricultural College, February 2004.

Report by the Scottish Agicultural College and commissioned by Tiree Development Partnership which provides baseline data to highlight key features of Tiree`s social and economic structure, recent trends and future implications using SWOT analysis ( Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats).