Local news: MSP for Children and Early Years visit; results of the lamb sale; An Iodhlann’s new place names project by Iona Brown; Tiree competitors at Mull half marathon; dates for forthcoming Tiree Wave Classic; community windturbine works progress; Girl Guides reunion on Tiree in 2010; Canadian funders assist An Iodhlann’s genealogy records; Windsurf Club update; information about Tiree High School gala day.
Research by genealogist Flo Straker, indicating that there is NO family connection between Alastair MacLean, author of wartime novels, and Donald MacLean the Cambridge spy, both of whom had Tiree roots. Alistair Stuart MacLean (b. 1922 at Daviot Manse) was descended from Donald MacLean (b. 1729) and Mary Lamont of Heylipol. Donald Duart MacLean (b. 1913 in London) was descended from Alexander MacLean, Cornaigbeg (b. 1732) and Mary MacNaughton (Reid), Kirkapol (b. 1736).
Handwritten notes by Eric Cregeen on (1) passages from the book ‘Na Baird Tirisdeach‘, (2) the family tree of Allan MacLean as given in Na Baird Tirisdeach, and as based on Parish records, (3) the List of Inhabitants of Argyll Estate, 1779.
Softback book ‘Tracing Scottish Local History’ by Cecil Sinclair, the Scottish Record Office, 1996. Guide to a survey of material held in the Scottish Record Office, Edinburgh – dealing with houses, streets, estates, farms, administrative divisions of Scotland, schools, businesses and recreational activities, with step-by-step instructions on how to research the material and directions to other sources of information.
Softback book ‘Tracing your Scottish Ancestors’ by Cecil Sinclair, Scottish Record Office, 1997. Guide to the vast range of material held in the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh such as records of Scottish national and local government, Scottish churches, law courts, private families and businesses, with step-by-step instructions of how to research records of births, marriages and wills, and directions to other less well-known genealogical information.
Booklet ‘The Scottish Genealogist’ – the quarterly journal of the Scottish Genealogy Society, Vol. LI No.2, June 2004. Includes articles on the Scottish Archive Network and Scottish Documents, Some Descendants of Robert the Bruce, East India Register and Directories 1768-1860, A Family Historian’s Alphabet [dictionary], sales catalogue of genealogical resources.
Photograph of a hand-drawn family tree for the Brown/MacKinnon/MacLean family of Mannal and Balinoe, beginning with Hugh Brown (1799-1854) and Euphemia McMillan (m. 1821), both of Mannal, and finishing with Rhona and Roddie MacLean, children of Neil MacLean and Sarah Walker (m. 1964), Clydebank.
Commemorative composition about the life and death of John (Ian) Mackinnon, Vaul (1887-1916), by his great-niece Jilly Watson (née Mackinnon Johnstone), Canada, 2017. Includes a photograph and family tree.