Tag Archives: cultivation

2005.170.1

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 358, 10/12/2005.

Local news and events including Blue Peter visit, A` Bhuain, the launch of the Crofting, Agriculture & Environment Strategy, the Craft Fair, the Creative Islanders Conference on Easdale and news from Tiree Community Business.

2005.165.1

Folder `Looking After A Way Of Life` by Tiree Rural Development.

Folder by Tiree Rural Development containing varoius leaflets about the Rural Centre, farmers` markets, environmental croft garden, Tiree cattle health initiative and other advertising.

2005.43.1.1

Invoice and label from Brora wool mill, 1936, found in the byres opposite Hynish House.

Invoice dated 1936 from T. M. Hunter of the Sutherland Wool Mills at Brora addressed to John Hume of Heylipol Farm for wool, plus a delivery label addressed to T. M. Hunter.

2005.27.1

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 338, 5/3/2005.

Local news and events including the Argyll & Bute Planning Design Award, CalMac sailings and tendering, weather ersoion, farmers` markets at the Rural Centre and news from Tiree Heritage Society, Tiree Environmental Action & Recycling, the school and the RSPB.

2005.23.1

Lachie MacLean of Kenovay sowing seed using a ‘basgaid churachd’

Photograph of Lachie MacLean sowing seed using a ‘basgaid churachd’.

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Courtesy of Mr George Campbell

Lachie MacLean of Kenovay demonstrates in 2003 how seed was sown using a ‘basgaid churachd’. Sowing was a skilled job and not everyone could produce an even spread of seed. Unlike walking, the right arm is flung out as the right foot goes forward.

Allowance had to be made for the direction of the wind, and the seed was easier to cast if this was at your back. It had to be particularly calm for sowing grass seed as it was so light. Barley, being a heavier seed, was easier to throw

The ground was harrowed before sowing and again afterwards to hide the seed from birds. It was then rolled when the shoots were about two inches high.

Copied colour photograph of Lachie MacLean of Kenovay sowing seed using a sowing basket in 2003.

Lachie MacLean of Kenovay sowing seed using a sowing basket in 2003.

2005.6.1

Mini-disk recording of Murdoch MacDonald, Kilmoluaig talking to Maggie Campbell on 15/1/2005.

Murdoch MacDonald, Kilmoluaig talks to Maggie Campbell in January 2005 about the people in Kilmoluaig, the contrast between how things were when he was young and how they are now, the nights he spent with friends during World War II, the things he did with Maggie’s father on his croft, and he lists the names of all the crofts and house in the township.

2004.204.1

Mini-disk recording of Duncan Grant and Alasdair Sinclair of Ruaig talking to Dr John Holliday in November 2004 in An Iodhlann.

Duncan Grant of Ruaig and Alasdair Sinclair of Brock talk to Dr John Holliday in November 2004 in An Iodhlann about Ruaig school in the 1930s and crofters in Ruaig. (Continued on AC363)

2004.204.2

Mini-disk recording of Duncan Grant and Alasdair Sinclair of Ruaig talking to Dr John Holliday in November 2004 in An Iodhlann.

(Continued from AC362) Duncan Grant of Ruaig and Alasdair Sinclair of Brock talk to Dr John Holliday in November 2004 in An Iodhlann about Ruaig school in the 1930s and crofters in Ruaig.

2004.172.1

Project folder `From Farm to Restaurant` produced by Primary Class 6 and 7 in 1994-5

Project folder produced by P6/7 in 1994-5 or the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1992-3 and which contains photographs and an account of the project.