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Black and white photograph of the wedding of Hugh Cameron and Margaret MacLaine,`Lochiel`, Cornaigmore, in Glasgow on 23rd December 1923, with best man Dr John Cameron and bridesmaid Marion MacLaine.


Courtesy of Mrs Mairi Campbell

The bride Margaret MacLaine and the bridesmaid, her sister Marion, are dressed in the fashion of the day with elaborate bouquets. The groom, Hugh Cameron, is in full Highland regalia.

Both families took a keen interest in the Tiree Association which was founded in 1900 to provide a focal point for islanders living in Glasgow. The bride’s father, Neil, was a well-known bard and was prominent in the Celtic movement in Glasgow.

The best man was the groom’s brother, Dr John Cameron. He married Mae Smillie who raised funds for a holiday cottage by the shore in Morvern for the families of ex-servicemen.


Documents and letter re the medical studies of Dr Hugh MacDougall, Vaul (1857-1929), at Glasgow University, 1876-9.

Photocopied pages from Glasgow Unversity Degree and Prize Lists between 1876 and 1880 showing entries for Hugh McDougall, from Glasgow University Album Session 1878-9 showing Hugh MacDougall with matriculation number 1782, and a letter dated 6/10/94 from Glasgow University Archives giving a summary of the classes Dr McDougall attended.

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Handwritten letter dated 17/11/1915 from John (surname unknown) to his mother, with photocopy.

Letter to a mother during World War I from her son who has recently been called up after applying for a temporary surgeon`s commission in Navy.


Interior decoration in the 1920s

Sound clip in English of Mabel Kennedy talking about interior decoration in the 1920s.

Courtesy of Mrs Mabel MacArthur

Mabel Kennedy talks to Dr John Holliday in October 1998 about the interior decoration of the house at Main Road Farm in Balephuil where she lived until she went to work in service in Glasgow in 1926.

The floors of the house were made of concrete although, at that time, some must still have been beaten earth and clay. Earthen floors were considered warmer for children’s feet than concrete or flagstones and were kept clean by a sprinkling of shell sand every day except Sunday.

The walls inside were painted twice a year with whitewash made from seashells. The difficulty and expense of obtaining household goods on a remote Hebridean island encouraged the resourcefulness of the local people who would make do with the materials to hand.

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