Softback book ‘A Tour Through the Highlands of Scotland, and the Hebride Isles, in 1786’ by John Knox, 2012.
In 1786 the British Society for Extending the Fisheries sent John Knox to the north and west coasts of Scotland to prospect for new harbours and fishing grounds. During his visit to Tiree, he surveyed the coastline and concluded that Gott Bay was the most practicable place for a pier. Includes observations about marble, wildlife, agriculture, population, fishing and the Duke of Argyll. (Pages 20-21)
Black & white photograph of piermaster Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish, and George Ian MacLean Brodie on the pier at Gott Bay in the 1920s. Georgie’s grandparents were Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to Georgie.
Black & white photograph of a group of 8 pupils and teachers on a beach around 1950. Archie MacIntyre, Gott, is standing at the back left. Front right are brothers Alistair and John MacNeill, Hynish. On the far right is Sarah MacDonald, headteacher at Balemartine School.
Black & white photograph of Hugh MacArthur, Tullymet, Scarinish/Gott, in his army piper uniform in 1915. Hugh was born in Hynish House in 1829. His father, Donald MacArthur (1850-1942), had been brought over by the Duke of Argyll from Tulliemet in Perthshire as a farm manager, as a “neutral” with no direct Tiree connections. His mother was Annie MacPhail (1851-1927). Hugh married Jessie Drummond Duff, Hynish, in 1921. Hugh served in the army in both the Cameron Regiment (no. S/25888) and Gordon Regiment (no. S/40968).
Colour photograph showing the car deck of the Lord of the Isles ferry at Gott Bay pier in June 1992. In the foreground is the lift on which vehicles were taken on board. In the background is the roll-on roll-off pier extension under construction. (Original stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)