University assignment ‘The Isle of Tiree: One of a Kind’ written in 2013 by Leanne Piper, University of Guelph, Canada, who is descended from emmigrants John MacKinnon (1816-1896) and Grace Campbell (b.1811), Cornaigbeg. Includes information on geography, crofting history, geology, the kelp industry and architecture.
Book ‘Island Memories’ by John Wilson Dougal, 1937. Compiled from a collection of papers and articles written by the author about his geological excursions around the Hebridean islands during 1905-1928.
Bound undergraduate dissertation ‘A view of Tiree in 1965’ by FG Hay, Geography Honours, University of Glasgow, 1967. Based on a visit to the island in June-July 1965. Topics include geology, land managment, population and demographics, weather, townships, crofting, infratructure, communications and amenities.
Photograph of a piece of hexagonal basalt at Baugh, 2014
Colour photograph of a piece of basalt rock found on the beach at Baugh in 2014. Although the edges are now worn, it appears similar to the hexagonal rocks of Staffa (see V128), from where it may have originated.
Local news: rock drilling at Ruaig; interview with Bernie Smith; access; council urges residents to measure their carbon footprint; council welcomes Marine Bill; An Talla news; Tiree Environmental Action and Recycling news; Tiree-Glasgow flight to be run by Flybe instead of Loganair.
Extract from a report about iron ore resources in Britain during WWII
Photocopied extract of a report about wartime investigations into the the iron ore resources on Tiree. Extracted from a full report about the ihaematite and manganese ore resources of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1913-1941.