60th anniversary souvenir edition of NHS Glasgow’s ‘Health News’ newspaper, July 2008, containing articles and photographs from the birth of the NHS in 1948 to 2008. Most folk on Tiree will have used Glasgow’s hospital facilities at some time over the decades, and many took up positions in nursing there. The paper provides an insight into health care at that time. From ‘Harbour’, Caoles.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 454, 06/11/2009
Local news: new primary school intake; former teacher, Rev John Cairns Christie, to be Moderator for Church of Scotland; report on Tiree Access Steering Group meeting; letters to the editor – year and names in photo in issue No. 453; call to nominate Skerryvore for Trad Award; forthcoming An Iodhlann AGM; boat restoration and building project launched; report on Youth Club meeting; Feis Thiriodh news; cinema news; community Powerdown loans; letters to Alan Reid MP regarding volunteer firefighters; health and wellbeing event; notice of outdoor clothing supplier visit.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 453, 23/10/2009 (colour edition)
Local news: National Mod participants then and now; Team 15 junior wind surfing event at Loch Bhasapol; report on the Tiree Wave Classic and Coll Challenge; report on the campervan public meeting by Ian Sharp; report on the voluntary parking permit scheme by Gordon Scott; councillor’s apology; community wind turbine update; interest free loans for home energy efficiency through the community Powerdown project; call for volunteers to run Youth Club; forthcoming Halloween party; forthcoming military excercise around Tiree; NHS family excercise programme.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 452, 09/10/2009
Local news: school children visit the Tobermory lifeboat at Scarinish; community windturbine update; Will Wright completes Big Ben Nevis triathlon; Lunch Club to continue; advice on flu vaccinations; An Talla news; TRD applies for funding for cinema at aution mart; forthcoming Tiree Wave Classic; letters to the editor – bad house-building practices; announcement of public meeting regarding management of increasing numbers of campervans and caravans; swine flu on the increase; Michael Holliday announces Tiree house design surgeries; review of Crofting Reform bill; RSPB news by John Bowler.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 442, 15/05/2009
Local news: article about whether Tiree’s health service is prepared for an outbreak of Swine Flu; Gordon Scott’s ‘Himalayan Odyssey’; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’; cruise ship visit to Tiree; Alec MacLean’s poem ‘Na Muileann Gaoithe‘; Tiree 10K; reporter’s notes about Ian Sharp’s continuing illness and a light aircraft belonging to a Belgian couple who have bought a house on the island; SWRI news; fundraising for the Pre-5 school garden; advert for an Agri-plastic recycling service; A&B councillor’s report on the condition of Argyll’s roads; John Bowler’s RSPB news; AGM of Tiree Community Development Trust.
Audio cassette recording of a BBC Scotland radio interview, 1988, with Dr John Holliday on being a doctor on Tiree and with Aborigines in Australia.
Academic paper ‘Cholera in Quebec in 1849’ by Prof. Sylvio LeBlònd published in the Canadian M. A. Journal, 1954, describing how cholera arrived at Quebec, Canada, with immigrants from Ireland, how it spread, how many died, how it was treated and the hospital that was set up to deal with it. Tiree people emmigrating to Canada via Quebec in the mid-1800s had to face these conditions, and in 1849, 48 of them died of cholera.
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Printed report on ‘The Demographics of the population of Coll and Tiree’ by Sarah Griffin, Senior Information Analyst of Public Health, NHS, 2012. Commissioned by Cùram Thiriodh to assess the health needs of the population of Coll and Tiree. Companion report to ‘Demographics and Epidemiology of Coll and Tiree’, 2011. Includes information on current population, overall health, projected population, dementia prevelance and rates of death.