Photocopied extract ‘Island of Tiree’ from the report of the excursion of the Cambrian Archaeological Association to the Western Islands of Scotland, Orkney and Caithness in June 1899. Includes geographical and historical descriptions of the island and detailed observations of archaeological sites at Soroby, Kilbride, Ardchain, Kirkapoll, Kilchennich and Kilmoluag, plus mention of Gunna Islet.
Printout from Canada’s Historic Places website about the Bard John MacLean Cemetery in Nova Scotia, also known as Glen Bard Cemetery. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him. Contains colour photographs of the cemetery and information about John MacLean.
Colour photograph of a plaque in Glen Bard Cemetery, Novia Scotia, bearing the inscription “This plaque was unveiled on June 7 1988. It signifies the registration of the Glen Bard Cemetery as a Provincial Heritage Property”. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him.
Colour photographs of the gravestone of John MacLean (1787 -1848), Caoles, in Glen Bard Cemetery, Nova Scotia. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife Isabella and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him.
The inscription is in Gaelic. A translation on a metal plaque at the foot of the stone reads: The Bard MacLean, 1787-1848. He who in this cemetery goes around / Stop and listen to a voice from the grave / Keep up the Gaelic all of your life / And hold its poetry in high regard / To all that is good give your love / And live to God each day. The Bard’s Wife Isabella Black (1786-1877), Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Colour photograph of the entrance sign to Glen Bard Cemetery in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2017. The Tiree poet John MacLean was the first person buried there, in 1848, and the cemetery named after him. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819.
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.
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The Heritage Lottery Fund has granted An Iodhlann £10,000 to organise the excavation of what is thought to be a Bronze Age, or even Viking, grave at Kirkapol. The excavation will be led by professional archaeologists who will be looking for assistance from local volunteers. Watch this space for more information…