Tag Archives: fishing and fishermen

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2022.1.111

Tiree Estate – papers relating to land agitation, 1884. From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

Click to view all transcripts of the following papers (via Inveraray’s online catalogue):

1 23-28 Apr 1884. Journal of Lord Lorne, in the form of an extended letter to the 8th Duke of Argyll, of his visit to the island – meeting with deputation of crofters – exploration of various ‘Danish forts’, and his finds – ‘This is the worst place for begging for assistance I have ever known, not even excepting a Red Indian Camp. Everybody comes and asks for something’ – describes the places he visits – believes the Duke ‘would be well rid of this island’ – ‘a miserable place’ – refers to the Stanford Company and its trucking system.

2 3 May 1884. W P Edwards, London, to Lord Lorne – encouraging emigration from Tiree.

3 8 Dec 1884. Names of Cottars who invaded Hough & Cornaigmore.

4 Undated [1884]. List of Cottars, Tiree [does not include the whole island]

5 31 Mar 1884. Rev John McRury, Tiree, to Lady Elyn – explaining at length why the people have turned against him, for refusing the use of the church for Land Law Reform meetings – the Baptist and Free Church ministers apparently support the agitators.

6 12 Apr 1884. Report by Hugh MacDiarmid, the Factor – refers to the Land Law Reform meeting – ‘There was a procession with a piper at its head, they also had flags’.

7 1884. Letter from the Duke to the fishermen of Balemartin, Tiree

8 1884 May 16. Duke’s reply (via Rev J G Campbell) to letter from N McNiell, Vaul.

2014.115.9

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 441, 02/05/2009

Local news: article about Coinneach MacKinnon’s new Cygnus fishing boat; invitation by Tiree Renewable Energy Company Ltd (TREL) to contractors to tender for works to prepare a site at Ruaig for a Wind Energy Converter (Tilley); Tiree Windsurfing Club update; school news; sponsored read ‘Read to Feed / Leughadh son Biadh’ to raise funds to send a cow to Africa; Oban Hospice fundraising; Tiree Youth Club 2009 awards; notice announcing collection of data to informa decisions about future ferry services; reporter’s notes about the Lodge Hotel, Gordon Scott’s arrival at Everest base camp; local artists exhibiting in Buchlyvie, and the quality of Sam’s [Buschnak] Fish & Chips; report on A&B’s Social Work services; new staff at Tiree Community Business; Gunna Sound ceilidh band launches its first CD; traditional boat building skills return to Tiree through the Tiree Maritime Trust.

2018.24.1

Handwritten transcript of a newspaper article about the drowning of a crew of 10 men from Tiree in 1841. Inverness Courier, 15 December 1841.

Melancholy Accident, Small Isles, Nov. 30th

We are sorry to learn from the Island of Tyree of the loss of a boat consisting of a crew of ten men, that fished for cod on a certain bank at a considerable distance from the land. On her returning towards the shore, she was overtaken by a strong gale fron the S.W., and after buffetting against the mountainous waves and using every human exertion to make out the land for a considerable time, a sudden squall coming on, she filled and all on board met a watery grave. They left families and numerous friends to regret their loss.”

2017.66.3

Tiree Annual / Bliadhnail Thiriodh 2014. Annual magazine of history and nature articles, the year’s births, marriages & deaths, summary of achievements of Tiree Community Development Trust. Compiled by Simon Wellock on behalf of Tiree Community Business.

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