Tag Archives: fishing and fishermen


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 417, 24/5/08

Local news: call for information on skate; interview with Fiona Maxwell, Kenovay; photography competition; nature in schools; biodiversity; improvements to Oban-Glasgow bus service; Goose Management Scheme; Tiree Trust news; Tiree Regatta Club; champion Ruaig bullock.


Newspaper article about the Balephuil fishing disaster, 1856

Photocopy of a newspaper article from the Glasgow Herald, July 1856 (and typed transcript by donor), about the loss of nine fishermen in a storm off Balephuil in 1856. Thirty-nine men set off fishing in six boats but were overtaken by a gale. Thirty out of thirty-three men survived in three boats that made it to Islay. All six were lost from one boat that came ashore on Coll.

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Article about the Coll post office by Robert Sturgeon in 1988

Article about the house `Tigh-na-Mara` in Arinagour, Coll, which was the post office in the late 1800s. Robert Sturgeon came to Coll from Dalbeattie in 1889 to run the post office. He went on to create the fish-buying and processing unit, and the house became a guest house.

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Information about Sarah/Marion Campbell of Balephuil ca 1850

Emailed information, marriage certificate, photograph and printed extract from the 1851 Tiree census from Keith Dash`s website about the family history of John Campbell of Balephuil, his wife Mary Campbell (nee McMillan/Bell) and their daughter Sarah (Marion) Campbell MacRae, who was the gt gt grandmother of the donor. Mary Campbell was one of the women accused of being witches and causing the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856. Photo accessioned separately.