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2016.22.1

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).

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2015.33.5

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)

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2016.17.1

Printed email dated April 2015 regarding the burial place of Captain Hector Lamont, Gott (1891-1939), who died on board SS ‘Ormer’ in Egypt in 1939 and was buried “at the British Cemetery at Suez”, which may now form part of the WWII cemetery there.

Extract:A letter from the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Superintendent in Suez to my Granny Captain Lamont’s wife stated: “Arrangements were made for the funeral which took place from the English Church, where a short service was held. The cortege was followed from the Church to the burial ground by fifty cars carrying the majority of the British Community and local Shell employees.”  I also have a copy of the obituary from the ‘Marine Staff News’ (presumably the above Company). It states: “The funeral took place at the British Cemetery at Suez.”

2015.65.1

DVD copy of two television programmes about windsurfing on Tiree in the 1980s.

(1) Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition at the Maze, Balevullin, Travee and Gott Bay, 1987. Includes hay stooks in the field, Struthan Store, the Post Bus, the Coop Foodstore, the Reading Room/An Iodhlann and the old community hall at Crossapol. With appearances by Ailig MacArthur, Heylipol; Rev G Donaldson; PC Neil Morrison; Roddy MacKay, Balemartine; John Neil Brown, Cornaigbeg; Hugh MacLean; Iain MacArthur, Sandaig; ‘Bear’ MacKinnon; Lachie Cameron; Gordon Donald, Met Office; Fiona Munn, Kenovay.

(2) ‘Riding the Waves…Catching the Wind’, Wave Sailing Campionship, 1989. Includes the Maze, Travee, the Coop Foodstore, Loch Bhasapol, prize-giving in the old community hall. Appearances by ? Langley; Cathie Omand, Coop Manager; Brian Milne, Scarinish; PC Martin Penny; Willie Angus Maclean (?), Cornaigmore; Mark Beese, Kilmoluaig; Iain MacDonald, Kilmoluaig and Bruce Kemp, Balinoe.

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