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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


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.


CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1953-85.

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.

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