Homemade iron anchor, weighted with a sandstone block, used for flounder fishing. Found at Milton. There would have been three anchors/weights to hold the net on the seabed: one at either end and one in the middle. There is no sandstone on Tiree, suggesting that the weight was made elsewhere.
Hardback book ‘We go to the Western Isles’ by Campbell K. Finlay, 1959. Fiction for children in which two young people visit islands in the Hebrides, including Tiree. (Pages 30-31 & 103-5.) Based on first-hand experience of the places visited. Presented to Linda Millar by Craigmount School, and signed by Eleanor Miller (Hudson), Taobh-na-Mara, Balemartine, Tiree.
Softback book ‘Correspondence from July, 1846, to February, 1847, Relating to the Measures Adopted for the Relief of the Distress in Scotland…’ Great Britain Treasury, 2012. Government correspondence about Famine Relief in the Highlands. Includes separate index listing references to Tiree.
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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.
Photocopy of a typed transcript of a taped interview with sisters Margaret MacKinnon and Katie MacKinnon, Heanish, by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle (and Balinoe), in 1991 at Braeside, Heanish.
Extract: “Auntie Maggie and Auntie Katie agreed to do this tape interview with me on a cold April’s day in 1991. I had dropped by Braeside on the way back from a buisness trip in Europe. It was mostly Auntie Maggie who did the talking with Katie chipping in with the odd comment. They talked about their childhood living on the island and life during the war years.”
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Letter dated 11th January 1966 from B Witt, Fish Salesman, London, requesting that the unknown recipient “send all possible [lobsters] whilst prices are high”.
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Six labels for shipment of live lobsters to S. Scutt Ltd and to B.H. Witt Ltd, both in Billingsgate, London. Used in the mid-1900s.
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Photograph of a seaplane at Coll, 1932
Black & white photograph of a Supermarine Southampton seaplane or `flying boat` at Arinagour, Coll, in 1932. Four of these planes were used to help the Scottish fishing fleet locate herring, and occasionally for emergency medical aid in the islands (see 2015.5.2).
Two newspaper articles about seaplanes, 1932
Digital copies of two newspaper articles from the Edinburgh Evening News, 6th and 18th June 1932, regarding the use of Supermarine Southampton seaplanes to locate herring shoals for the Scottish fishing fleet, and to transport a doctor to the Island of Coll in a medical emergency.