Miniture flag commemorating 100 years of crofting on Tiree, 1886-1986. Yellow print on green paper flag on short brass pole mounted on block of wood. From Iain Boyd, Balephuil.
Hay fork head
Metal two-pronged head of a hay fork from Lodge Farm, Kirkapol. Painted black in 2013.
Paragraph about the introduction of the potato to the Hebrides from “General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides” by James MacDonald A.M.
Typed transcript of a paragraph about the introduction of the potato to the Hebrides in 1743, by James MacDonald. It describes the reluctance of the tenants to grow potatoes and the eventual domination in their diet.
Display texts and photographs from a lecture given by Robert Beck at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School
Collection of texts and photographs that accompanied a lecture about horses given by Robert Beck, Ruaig, when he was a lecturer at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School, Edinburgh, in the 1970s. Includes pages of hand written notes, photographs of horse-drawn carriages and carts, labelled diagrams of horse harness, four Farm Equipment Sheets from the Scottish Country Life Museums Trust showing diagrams of horse-drawn farm equipment entitled `Hay Bogies`, `Farm Carts`, `Hay and Harvest Carts` and `The Hay Harvest`.
Sowing basket or bascaid churachd
Bascaid churachd used by Lachie MacLean, Druimfraoich, to hand-sow seed. Hessian fabric over wooden kidney-shaped frame with canvas strap for around neck. See photo in booklet for exhibition `Tir an Eorna` pg8 of Lachie sowing seed at Kenovay around 2005.
Original Copy of `Bulb Growing in the Western Isles` by R.B.C Nisbet,B.Sc
Eight page extract from book, section by R.B.C Nisbet about `Bulb Growing in the Western Isles`
Black and white photograph of hay makers in New Zealand.
Haymaking at Valley Road, Maraekakaho in New Zealland. L-R: (back) Mostin Toogood, Alexander Campbell, Jim Isaacson, Bert Martin, Tom McKenna, Les Donovan, H. Alderton, Jimmy Logan, (front) Donald Carswell, George Vallance, John MacPhee, Donald MacKinnon.