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2020.11.1

Photographs of three items belonging to the family of island factor Hugh MacDiarmid (1846-1928), who lived at Island House, Heylipol, during 1876-1928. Top: an Entada phasaeoloides ‘sea-bean’ found on the beach by the factor’s daughter, Meta MacDiarmid, and made into a pendant for her (possibly by her fiancee). Middle: brass plaque from a wooden box of silver plated cutlery presented by people of Tiree to Meta on her marriage. Bottom: a coffee or chocolate pot presented by the Duke of Argyll to Hugh MacDiarmid in 1906, probably on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

2011.84.1

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.

Tiree in 100 Objects – 71 – Souvenir

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

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