Three hand-made butter pats
Three hand-made, grooved, wooden butter pats used to shape butter into blocks. Two of similar size and one smaller.
Tiree Memories 2014 calendar by Alec Walker
Collection of colour and black & white photographs of old Tiree made into a calendar for 2014. Images include scything at Kilmoluaig, Balemartine PO in the early 1900s, Island House in 1924, drawing of Tug o` War in the late 1800s, Malcolm MacArthur at the reins of his grocers cart, Scarinish harbour 1900, Tiree Pipe Band 1977, Tug o` War 1979, milk delivered in old whisky bottles, coal puffer at Scarinish harbour, thatched house 1921, plane Britee-Norman Trislander 1979, ferry `Columba` in 1970s.
Booklet `Milkit Four Times in the Day` 2012
Booklet about the history of agriculture on Tiree, with reference to livestock, sales, cattle shows, vets, animal health, butchers, hens, potatoes, bulbs, seaweed and Gaelic words. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.
Colour photographic slides of Tiree scenes/people from 1950-1980
Eight colour slides (card mounted) of scenes from Tiree 1964-1979. Three colour slides (glass mounted) of people and horses at a cattle show in 1956. Slip of paper with handwritten notes about some of the slides. Annotations include: Flora`s Mum & Dad? – 1965; D & Nan MacLean 8/79; Ian Brown, Balephuil and horse; cattle show; 12/64 Pier Head Calum Salum, `Ian`, Don McIntyre; 21/64 Old Post Office – new van; Cattle Show, Alex McNeil, 1956; 24 Old Post Office, 4 vans & 3 postmen; 35/64 Donald Lamont, landing off Claymore; Donald MacLean and `Morag`; “To the Lean-To”.
Poster about traditional dairying equipment
Poster in Gaelic with sketches of various implements used in a traditional dairy and descriptions of their use. Subtitled in English.
Periodical `The Coll Magazine`, No. 4, 1986.
Articles about WWI, the Breachacha creamery, Hebridean Herbals, the church on Coll, travellers to Coll, moths and butterflies, heaths and heathers, the Coll Association among others.
Petition from Poor Persons in Tyree for Aid to Emigrate
Transcription of a petition for assistance to emigrate appended to ‘Crofts and Farms in the Hebrides’ by the 8th Duke of Argyll.
This petition was sent in 1851 to Sir John MacNeill, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the Relief of the Poor in Scotland. Sir John was married to a daughter of the 8th Duke of Argyll, who appended the petition to his ‘Crofts and Farms in Hebrides’ addressed to the Napier Commission of 1883.
A hundred and thirty-six islanders signed the petition. Ninety-nine of them were landless cottars; the remainder were small tenants, of whom only four paid rent over £10 a year. They represented the class of islanders that the Duke was anxious to clear from his estate.
Around a third of the petitioners were given assistance to emigrate with their families on board the ‘Conrad’, ‘Birman’ and ‘Onyx’ in July 1851. Another twenty-seven families from the island left with them.