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Photocopy of a typed transcript of a taped interview with sisters Margaret MacKinnon and Katie MacKinnon, Heanish, by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle (and Balinoe), in 1991 at Braeside, Heanish.

Extract: “Auntie Maggie and Auntie Katie agreed to do this tape interview with me on a cold April’s day in 1991. I had dropped by Braeside on the way back from a buisness trip in Europe. It was mostly Auntie Maggie who did the talking with Katie chipping in with the odd comment. They talked about their childhood living on the island and life during the war years.”

Click here to view transcript 2016.45.1


Photograph of dancers at the Tiree Agricultural Show in the 1970s

Black & white photograph of Mairi MacLeod (Carrachan), Mairi MacDonald, Balevullin, Gail MacLean, Cornaigbeg, and Jeanette Straker competing in the Highland dance section of the Tiree Agricultural Show in the 1970s.



26 photographs and explanatory notes from Lydia Wysocki nee Brown during a visit to Tiree 1940-1960

26 black & white photographs from and including Lydia Wysocki (nee Brown) during visits to Tiree between 1940 and 1970. With explanatory notes and brief genealogical notes by Calum Mac Kinnon, USA, a relative. Includes several photos of pipers, dancers and horses at an agricultural show thought to be at Crossapol Farm. See 2010.75.2-10 for further details.