Book: `Back to the Wind, Front to the Sun – The Traditional Croft House` by Caroline Hirst
Book by Caroline Hirst based on the collections of the late Angus Macleod of Calbost, Lewis, describing the construction, contents and way of life of traditional croft houses of the Hebridean islands.
Photograph of an occasional chair bought on Tiree in 1947.
Photograph of an occasional chair bought on Tiree in 1947 with accompanying letter from donor.
Paperback book `Inveraray Castle` edited by Charles H. Wood.
An illustrated survey of the Scottish home of the Dukes of Argyll.
Yellow and black woven blanket.
Yellow and black woven blanket made at Brora from wool from the Croft (Creag Glas), Balevullin.
Red and blue woven blanket.
Red and blue woven blanket made at Brora from wool from the Croft (Creag Glas), Balevullin.
Red and brown woven blanket.
Red and brown woven blanket made at Brora from wool from the Croft (Creag Glas), Balevullin.
Paperback book `Highland Folk Ways` by I. F. Grant.
The sequences of adjustment that have taken place in the lives of Scottish Highland people in response to great social and economic pressures and the tenacity with which the influence of the ancient and distinctive social organisation of the Highlands has persisted. For references to Tiree see pages 16 and 106.
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Wooden fireside bellows –
Hardback book `The Thatched Houses of the Old Highlands` by Colin Sinclair.
Descriptions of different types of thatched houses in the Highlands and Islands, with floor plans, descriptions of construction and furnishings and Black and white photographs (Tiree: plate Va).
Hardback book `The Scottish House` by Ianthe Ruthven.
Illustrated examples of Scottish housing from mansions to castles to Kirsty Laird`s house in Brock, pp 84-9.