Collection of poems about Tiree by author Donald Murray, 2011
Collection of 15 English poems written by Donald Murray (author of `The Guga Hunters`) during his visit to Tiree in summer 2011. Donald has Tiree ancestors and comes from Lewis. Subjects include corncrakes, family, houses, cattle, Skerryvore lighthouse, machair, St. Patricks Chapel, wartime, travelling around Argyll, hares. Includes a covering letter from Donald to An Iodhlann.
Black and white photograph of airman Ray Warwick at RAF Tiree during WWII.
Airman Ray Warwick with his crossbow at RAF Tiree during WWII. Ray had two hobbies on Tiree – his home-made crossbow for pursuing hares across the airfield and carving wooden chairs from a single piece of wood.
Photocopied Argyll Estates shooting records for Tiree from October 1961 to January 1986.
Argyll Estates shooting records for Tiree from October 1961 to January 1986 listing the numbers of pigeons, golden plovers, pheasants, ducks, hares, woodcocks, snipe, moorhen, curlews and geese shot each season.
Photocopied extract from `The Handbook of Scottish Mammals` edited by Gordon B Corbet and Stephen Harris, pp 154-61
Information about brown hares giving description, variation, distribution, habitat, social organisation and behaviour, feeding, breeding, population, predators and mortality, parasites and disease, relations with man and literature.