Tag Archives: fishing

2014.108.5

Photograph of shags on a rocky point in the 1960s

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Sepia photograph of about 40 shags taking off from a rocky point on Tiree`s shore in the 1960s. The photograph was probably taken by Dr Kennedy, out on a fishing trip with Willie MacNeill, The Land – Barrapol, and Neil MacNeill, Scarinish (Niall an Tailleir). Shags were once part of the Tiree diet.

2010.16.4

Archive film from the 1980s about `Two Men of Tiree`

DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `Two Men of Tiree`. Filmed in the 1980s, colour, sound. The two men are Gavin Carter, who opened a bakery on the island, and Hector MacPhail, lobster fisherman. Both businesses were given start-up funding from the Highlands and Islands Development Board. Also featured in the film: Nester Carter (Gavin`s wife) and their four children, Donald John Kennedy (crewing for Hector), school children on the school bus and in the classroom, Milton Harbour, and “Harbour Maid” (Hector MacPhail`s fishing boat).