Tag Archives: gott

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2018.17.1

Tiree Memories calendar 2016, produced by Alec Walker, Edinburgh. Photographs include Hughina MacKinnon (nee MacFadyen; Hughina Eachainn Bhuidhe), 1981; Willie MacPhee and Mary T MacPhee on a motorbike in Scarinish the 1960s; MacArthur’s Store in Scarinish, 1937; a calf being led off the ferry in 1981; Am Baile Ur, Balephuil, 1955; Brown’s Store in Balemartine, 1980; Tiree Aerodrome from the air 1942; groups of crofters at the Agricultural Show at Whitehouse, 2002; Lord of the Isles ferry at the linkspan pier in 1991; sheep shearing at Parkhouse in 1980; Balemartine School children 1947; puffer ‘Anzac’ at Caoles, 1950s; Mary Stewart sailing past Coll in 1930s.

2017.13.1

Bound softback report ‘The Beaches of Northern Inner Hebrides’ by A. S. Mather, J. S. Smith and W. Ritchie of the Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, 1975. Inventory of beach resources of Tiree, Coll, the Small Isles, and Skye, outlining the composition and characteristic of each. Chapter 2 is about Tiree.  Signed at the front “In memory of Elizabeth and Mary Robertson, Glebe House, Gott. Donated [to An Iodhlann] by their sister Janice. January 2017”

See 1998.166.1 for a separate photocopy of chapters 1 & 2, and Appendices.

2017.50.3

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.

Extract about Tiree (page 21).

2017.36.5

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.

2017.35.13

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.

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