Hardback book ‘The Modern Illustrated Dictionary’, published by the Daily Express, London in 1931. The dictionary is unusual in that it is “profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome” and includes “glossaries of technical and sporting terms”, plus “synonyms and antonyms, contractions and abbreviations, foreign words, phrases, and quotations, events of importance in English history, famous characters in poetry and prose, and a very comprehensive list of alternative words in use in crosswords”.
Scanned copy of a certificate of an apprentice’s indenture belonging to Niall Colin Brown Campbell, Scarinish (b.1933), dated 1949. His mother, Margaret Campbell, signed her consent to the apprenticeship. They lived at Deobedal, Scarinish. Niall served his apprenticeship with H Hogarth & Sons, Shipowners, Glasgow, until 1953. The reverse side of the document includes the names of the ships Niall served on and his pay. Niall signed his name C Campbell suggesting that he was known as Colin Campbell.
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Colour photograph of children and teacher at Heylipol School in around 1965/66. L-R top: Gordon Bucher, William Weston, Duncan McLean. L-R middle: Betty Weston, Dollaidh Cameron (teacher), Anne Sinclair, Anne MacArthur, Lorelei MacLennan (the factor’s daughter), June Weston, Janet MacArthur, Effie Mackinnon. L-R front: Christine Mackinnon, Ian Mackinnon, Anne Bucher, Charles Bucher, Richard Maxwell, Christine Maxwell.
Black & white photograph of two generations of MacLeans of Kenovay & Linlithgow, in 1941. (L-R) Mary, Charles, Effie, Donald Archibald (father), Euphemia (mother), with Alister in front. Taken just before Charles, an RAF airman, went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
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Euphemia in later years wearing a brooch given to her by her son Charles.
Small hard-back Gaelic bible, t-Seann Tiomnaidh, published by the West of Scotland Bible Society, Glasgow, and belonging to Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay. Handwritten on the inside is “D.A. Maclean, Kenovay, Tyree, 14th Jan 1905. Cornaigmore P School”. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Softback book ‘Seòl mo Bheatha – Turas eadar Croit is Eilean is Oilthigh‘ by Dòmhnall Eachann Meek, 2019. Autobiography in Gaelic of Donald Meek’s life on croft, island and university, from his birth in 1949 to the present day. Donald was brought up at ‘Coll View’, Caoles. Signed by Donald to An Iodhlann.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 448, 14/08/2009
Local news: Agricultural Show results; Tiree Regatta results; Tiree architecture exhibition report; Feis Thiriodh 2009 report; request for new members of Tiree Rural Development; An Iodhlann’s article ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’ about schools and staff; new recycling and refuse collection scheme – Tiree Environment and Recycling (TEAR); poem about Tiree by Joseph Thompson; news about the ferry service’s Road Equivalent Tariff (RET); PC Danny Lapsley receives Queen’s Police Medal at Holyrood; Stramash dinghy sailing courses schedule; notice about start of groundworks for the community turbine; RSPB news; new leaflet for responsible visitors; community Powerdown information about low-energy light bulbs; QMS Scottish Sheep Strategy Group open night and demonstration at Heylipol Farm; Mull Theatre play.
Photocopied pages from the annals of the Celtic Society, 1836, in which Rev Neil MacLean, minister on Tiree, reports to George Farquharson, Secretary to the Celtic Society in Edinburgh, the results of the Celtic Society competition for school children on Tiree and Coll. Prize books were awarded for proficiency in arithmetic, writing, english and gaelic. The winning scholars on Tiree attended Kirkapol School – Malcolm MacDougall, Archibald MacKinnon, Donald MacLean, Donald Clarke and Ann MacKinnon; Heylipol School – Allan Campbell, Robert MacFarlane, Flora MacDougall, Christina MacLean, Donald MacIntyre and Catherine Campbell; Hynish School – Allan MacDonald and Hugh MacKinnon. The scholars’ fathers’ names are also listed.
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