Colour photograph of Mairi MacKinnon, Parkhouse, Balephetrish having dinner at the Lodge Hotel in around 2000, with Dr John Holliday on the left.
Original handwritten letter dated 1894 from Mrs J MacLean, Tiree, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding the proper distribution of funds within her family. Mentions a Mrs Wallace, MacKenzies and Dr Buchanan, Baugh.
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Composition about the life and family of John Miller Matthew Geekie, who was a factor for the Duke of Argyll on Tiree. His sons Peter J,, John Neil, and Charles S. were born in Tiree in 1871-73. The family emigrated to Manitoba, Canada. Compiled by Charles A Muir, Ottawa, 2017.
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Geekie’s wife Ann Campbell (1844-1918) was 1st cousin to Colina Georgina McLean Campbell, Balephetrish (1841-1930), wife of Doctor Alexander Buchanan, Baugh. Ann was the daughter of Donald Campbell Tacksman of Reef & Ulva. Colina was the daughter of Colin Campbell (Cailean Mhor) of Coll. Colin bought the two ends of Coll and owned the farms of Cornaig & Caolis. Both Colin Campbell (1798-1867) and Donald Campbell (1801-1884) were sons of Niel Campbell, Tacksman of Sunipol (1769-c1854).
Colour photograph of a piano being delivered to Baugh House by ‘Doan’, Balemartine, in 1989.
Colour photograph of Dr John Holliday (b. 1954), Tiree GP during 1988-2014, in the ‘Ròs’, a traditional dipping lug sail boat at the 1988 Tiree Regatta.
Information about Archibald MacKinnon, Balephuil & Mull (1824-1886) and Colin MacDonald, Balephuil & Glasgow (1856-1927). Colin MacDonald’s father (also Colin) died in the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856, just before he was born. Colin Jnr trained as a doctor then returned to Tiree to start a practice at Balemartine in 1909. Colin’s wife Jessie Maggie MacKinnon was Archibald MacKinnon’s daughter. Archibald MacKinnon survived the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856.
“Around 1909, a second doctor had come to the island, Dr Colin MacDonald (an Dotair Domhnallach), whose first wife was related to Helen Kennedy (Eilidh bheag, Balevullin), set up a rival practice in Balemartine … but it is unlikely the island could support two doctors and left after a few years to go to Bunessan” [on Mull]. Extract from ‘Water from the Seventh Wave – a history of Tiree’s healers’ by John Holliday.
Audio cassette recording of a BBC Scotland radio interview, 1988, with Dr John Holliday on being a doctor on Tiree and with Aborigines in Australia.