Traditional flatfish net made of a circular wooden frame, strung with rope, with a central disc of brown leather (repaired using modern fishing line).
Pages from the Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society, 1862, with an article titled ‘Alteration of Sea-level in the Island of Tiree’ by Alexander Scott, describing traditional rock fishing methods of ancient origin at Hynish Point, which indicate the drop in sea level since ancient times.
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Softback book ‘The Secret Island – towards a history of Tiree’, 2014. Published proceedings of a three-day conference held on Tiree by the Islands Book Trust in September 2013, with chapters by many authors on a wide variety of aspects of Tiree’s history and culture.
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Photocopies of four newspaper articles (1926) and online information (2019) about the Fleetwood steam fishing trawler ‘ST Gaul’ that was swamped by a massive wave and wrecked on a submerged reef off Balevullin in 1926. The crew (all Grimsby men) took to a lifeboat but it overturned in the swell, and seven lost their lives. Two managed to reach the shore.
Draft article about ‘rock art’ on Tiree, by Dr Roland Spencer-Jones of NOSAS, 2019.
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Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 440, 18/04/2009
Local news: new local band ‘Trail West’ take to the road; Michael Holliday’s launch of study to determine the impact of a proposed offshore windfarm; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’; Argyll & Bute Council’s ‘What do our Councillor’s do for Us?’; article ‘Skate are long distance swimmers’; reporter’s notes about Will Wright’s munro bagging, the Ring-and- Ride bus service, and start of Windsurfing Club; John Bowler’s RSPB information.
Poster illustrating the whales, dolphins porpoises and sharks inhabiting the seas in the west of Scotland, with their names in English, Latin and Gaelic. Produced by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, 2018.
Minke whale / Muc-mhara-mhioncaidh
Humpback whale / Muc-mhara-crotach
Killer whale (Orca) / Madadh-cuain
Basking shark / Cearban
White-beaked dolphin / Leumadair bàn-ghobach
Risso’s dophin / Cana
Bottlenose dolphin / Muc-bhiorach
harbour porpoise / Peileag
Common dolphin / Leumadair cumanta
Atlantic white-sided dolphin / Leumadair cliathaich-bhàin
Collection of five booklets of ‘Tocher – Tales, Songs and Traditions’ from the archives of the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh, 1978-1991, containing Tiree material: Blar nan Sguab / Battle of the Sheaves, No. 18, pg 44; The Dairymaid and the Cattle-Thief, No. 18, pg 49; Marbhrann do Mhrs. Noble / Elegy for Mrs Noble, No. 18, pg 50; A’ Chailleach Bhuana / the Harvest Maiden, No. 18, pg 52; Niall Og’s Harvest, No. 18, pg 54; An Corp-Creadh mu Dheireadh / The Last Clay Image made in Tiree, No. 18, pg 56; The Loss of the Fishing Boats (Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856), No. 18, pg 58; Oran an Fhuadaich / Song of the Storm (Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856), No. 18, pg 60; Diarmad agus Gràine, No. 18, pg 62; Donald Sinclair, No. 20, pg 152; Hector Kennedy, No. 32, pg 69; Latha Bathadh Bhaile Phuill / The Balephuil Disaster (1856), No. 32, pg 90; Oran do Shir Dòmhnall MacPhàrlain / Song to Sir Donald MacFarlane, No. 32, pg 92; Tha mise seo gun chruit gun sgoth / I am here with neither Croft nor Boat, No. 32, pg 94; Gilleasbuig Laidir and the Factor, No. 32, pg 96; ‘Lord’ MacDonald, No. 32, pg 98; Tiree settlers in Ontario, No. 42, pg 362; A’ Falbh a Tiriodh / Leaving Tiree, No. 42, pg 410; Donald MacLean Sinclair, No. 42, pg 424; Neil Lamont, No. 43, pg 67.