Tag Archives: education and cultural services

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2017.62.7

Record of Work for Cornaigmore School 1970-1974 in three volumes: (1) English, Environmental Studies, Arithmetic, examples of work by primary school children and summaries of their abilities (1970-71); (2) Modern Studies, History, Geography, Arithmetic, Algebra, Physical Education, Leisure Activities (1973-74); (3) Primary 1-5, numbers, sound, mathematices, English, (1973-74).

2017.6.4

Hardback book ‘Gaelic Scotland: The Transformation of a Culture Region’ by W. J. Withers, 1988. Covers the process of cultural change in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, particularly during the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Including policies of successive governments, the decline of the Gaelic language, and the Clearances.) Tiree mentioned pages 8, 181, 209, 214, 219, 225, 241, 285, 357, 359, 373-5 & 380.

2017.2.5

Hardback book ‘The Phonetics of the Gaelic Language and a System of Phonography’ by Malcolm MacFarlane, 1889. Includes exposition of orthography. Presented to Cornaigmore library in 1906 by James Coats, Jnr of Ferguslie House, Paisley, who donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann).

2016.67.2

Hardback book ‘Gaelic in Scotland 1698-1981: The Geographical History of a Language’ by Charles W. J. Withers, 1984. Foreword by Derick S. Thomson. Surprisingly little is known of the geographical history of Gaelic: where and when it was spoken in the past, and how and why the Gaelic-speaking area of Scotland has retreated and the language declined. This book answers four broad questions: what has been the geography of Gaelic in the past? How has that geography changed over time and space? What have been the patterns of language use within the Gaidhealtachd in the past? And what have been the processes of language change? Tiree mentioned pages 50, 68, 207, 221, 299, 311.

2016.69.6

Collection of four school books from Ruaig and Cornaig schools in the 1950s: (1) The New Speed and Accuracy Tests in Arithmetic, Book 1, by CW Saurin, published by Blackie and Son, Glasgow, (2) Holmes’ New Comprehensive Arithmetic, Book 4, W&R Holmes, Glasgow, (3) Third English Workbook, by Ronald Ridout, published by Ginn & Co., London, (4) Blackie’s New Systematic English Readers, Second Reader, by Eleanor I Chambers, published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow.

2016.67.1

Hardback book ‘Oban High School  – the first  100 years’, 1993. Published to celebrate the centenary in 1992, describes principal events, educational trends and reminiscences by former pupils. Also includes FP Association in Glasgow and the Rector’s view of the future.

2011.108.1

Information about JR Morrison, Headmaster of Cornaigmore School in 1933.

Letter to An Iodhlann containing biographical information about John Rae Morrison (1902-1986), Headmaster of Cornaigmore School in 1933. Dated 17 Oct. 2011 and containing a duplicate copy of a photograph of pupils and staff at Cornaigmore School in 1933 (Q63). [This is a more complete copy of photo Q63 and was used to replace the archive copy].

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