Green glass soda/mineral water bottle known as a ‘torpedo’ or ‘Hamilton’ bottle. The bottom is round so that it must be stored on its side in order to keep the cork wet and prevent the gas from escaping. Torpedo bottles were manufactured during most of the 1800s. Found in rocks on Gott Bay.
Green glass beer bottle with a screw top made by George Younger, Meadow & Candleriggs Brewery, Alloa, which was operational during 1897-1963. Found at Garradh Mor, Moss, in 2017 and probably dating from the 1950s.
Cup and saucer illustrated with a view of Scarinish
Small china cup and saucer souvenir from Mona MacDonald`s shop in Scarinish (the corrugated extension to Angus MacLean`s house, whom she married) in the 1970s. Yellowish with gold trim and colour illustration of Scarinish and harbour with lettering “Scarinish Isle of Tiree” and “Hand Painted”. Found during a house clearance when Iain & Helen Paterson sold their house `Taigh bean Iain/Nona Tuaigs` at Caoles, ca 2011.
Mini-disk recording of Hugh MacLeod of Cornaigbeg talking to Maggie Campbell on 1/2/2005.
Hugh MacLeod (Eòghann Charrachan) of Cornaigbeg talks to Maggie Campbell in February 2005 about old Tiree recipes for drinks and oatmeal porridge, about the food that can be found on the beach, the difference in importance between Christmas and New Year and how the Old New Year was celebrated on 13th January.
Hector MacLean (Eachann Ban) talks about funeral customs; the story of `Blar nan Sguab`; a premonition of cars; the building of the wall at Crossapol; stories of a hand and a money box and about stealing the goodness from milk; stories about fairies, water-horses and mermaids; how emigrants had to leave their cattle at Island House; spinning sìoman; harvest customs; Iain Kennedy and his stories; droving; coal boats; whisky making; a story about a wolf and a fox; shebeens and his work as a steward.