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Photograph of a memorial plaque erected on the wall of Kirkapol Cemetery  by the family of Elizabeth Devlin, Australia, in 2015, whose family had Ruaig MacLean ancestory. The people named on the plaque are believed to be related to Donald (The Pilot) MacLean, Ruaig (b. 1727) from the branch of Charles MacLean and Ann MacLeod. Elizabeth Devlin (Leezie Barr) was a foster child of Alexander MacLean and Ann MacLeod who had four children of their own: Mary Ann, Hector and Donald.



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.”


Collection of 29 black & white photographs and postcards retrieved from Mannal House featuring members of the MacDonald family, Catherine Campbell, Annie Campbell, Private H MacDonald, and their relations, around 1900-1930s. Some of these photos are catalogued individually (2015.40.6 – 2015.40.23).


Notes regarding audio recordings made on Tiree in 1972 and 1974

Two folders of handwritten notes made by Eric Cregeen while he was recording Tiree people speaking onto cassette tape during 1972 and 1974, plus a map of Balephuil, Balinoe and Barrapol annotated with the names of people living in each house. People recorded in notes: Donald Sinclair, Hector Kennedy – Balephuil, John Brown – Balephuil, John MacLean – Kilmoluaig, John MacLean – Cornaigbeg. Subjects covered include ancestry, Gaelic prose and songs, people living nearby, second sight, place names, shebeens, building construction, poverty, weather, schools, food, shops, water supplies, emigrants, rents, skeleton, confrontations, ferries and ships, literacy, crofts, Pairc na Coille, wars, Land Leagues, churches, illnesses.


Photos and transcripts from Kirkapol grave stones

Red ring-bound folder of photographs of many of  the gravestones in Kirkapol cemetery and typed transcriptions researched by Catriona Smyth. Also includes a 5″ floppy disk of data. Draft and incomplete. For a complete account of Tiree’s graveyards, see www.tireegraves.org.uk/


Photograph of MacLean`s Cross at Soroby, 1867

Colour photograph of an illustration of MacLean`s Cross in Soroby Cemetery from a book `Sculptured Stones of Scotland (Vol. 2)` by John Stuart, published by the Spalding Club, Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1867. Note that the detail is clearer than today.