Tag Archives: emmigration and emmigrants


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 418, 7/6/08

Local news: Tiree 10K; An Iodhlann re-opens; interview with Elaine Hutchinson; air link between Oban and islands; Helen Thompson professional kite-surfer; `Tiree Experience` day tour; the Tiree Association; architecture awards; MacLeans of Tiree and New Zealand; kite-building competition (goose scarers); `Pipathon`; closure of Craft Shop, Kenovay.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 429, 08/11/08

Local news: retirement of PC Danny Lapsley; interview with George Campbell; HMS Sturdy memorial; Farmhouse Café opens in Balemartine; Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell; cattle sale results; `Danny`s Song`.


Book `Highland Settler`, 1953

Softback book `Highland Settler – A Portrait of the Scottish Gael in Nova Scotia` of the experiences of early settlers and their descendents (from the collection of Gene Lamont, Canada).


Correspondence about books donated from the collection of Gene Lamont, Canada, 2014

Letter, printed email and lists of books from Mary Hartman, Canada, whose father Gene Lamont was a descendent of Tirisdeach with an enthusiasm for genealogy. Mary donated nine of Gene`s books to An Iodhlann (see 2014.66.1-9).


Notes regarding audio recordings made on Tiree in 1972 and 1974

Two folders of handwritten notes made by Eric Cregeen while he was recording Tiree people speaking onto cassette tape during 1972 and 1974, plus a map of Balephuil, Balinoe and Barrapol annotated with the names of people living in each house. People recorded in notes: Donald Sinclair, Hector Kennedy – Balephuil, John Brown – Balephuil, John MacLean – Kilmoluaig, John MacLean – Cornaigbeg. Subjects covered include ancestry, Gaelic prose and songs, people living nearby, second sight, place names, shebeens, building construction, poverty, weather, schools, food, shops, water supplies, emigrants, rents, skeleton, confrontations, ferries and ships, literacy, crofts, Pairc na Coille, wars, Land Leagues, churches, illnesses.


Transcript of a press cutting about the suffering of emmigrants to Canada, 1849

Printed transcription of a newspaper article from the Inverness Advertiser in 1849 about the poor conditions faced by western islanders when they landed in Canada in the mid- 1800s, their welfare and tragic losses.


Genealogy information about Gavin MacDonald, Scarinish (1892-1978), who emigrated to Canada.

Printed information about the family history of Gavin MacDonald (Uncle Gavin), Scarinish, whose family emigrated to Canada in the late 1800s, and about two audio recordings of Gavin speaking about his family history (see 2013.157.2-3).

Click here to view 2013.157.1