Information about the sailing yacht ‘Oceana‘, which was wrecked at Crossapol beach in 1949. Written in 2018 by James MacGregor, Ullapool, for a book about the men of Lochbroom who served on the boats of the rich and famous in the years around 1900.
Typed memoirs of RAF serviceman Joe W Sylvester ‘Memories of RAF service in the Hebrides from September 1943 to April 1945’, who served with 518 Squadron on Tiree. The memoirs were produced for the Yorkshire Air Museum.
Softback book ‘In Search of Colmcille: The Legacy of St Columba in Ireland and Scotland’, Islands Book Trust, 2015.
This volume contains chapters – in English, Scots Gaelic and Irish Gaeilge – from two conferences organised by the Islands Book Trust in Lewis and Donegal on the theme of Columba – his life and legacy. Includes a chapter by Donald Meek ‘St Columba and ‘Celtic Christianity’, with references to Tiree. (Pages 34 – 45)
Softback book ‘A Tour Through the Highlands of Scotland, and the Hebride Isles, in 1786’ by John Knox, 2012.
In 1786 the British Society for Extending the Fisheries sent John Knox to the north and west coasts of Scotland to prospect for new harbours and fishing grounds. During his visit to Tiree, he surveyed the coastline and concluded that Gott Bay was the most practicable place for a pier. Includes observations about marble, wildlife, agriculture, population, fishing and the Duke of Argyll.
Softback book ‘Togail Tìr: Marking Time: The Map of the Western Isles’ edited by Finlay MacLeod, 1989.A collection of essays and illustrations on maps and map-making, with particular reference to the Western Isles, including Tiree on some of the maps.
Inscription inside front cover reads ‘Gu Iain Holliday, Leis gach deagh dhùrachd bho Dhòmhnall Meek 3/9/90.’
Hardback book ‘Scotland: Mapping the Islands’ by Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W. J. Withers, 2016. Foreword by Magnus Linklater. Reproduces some of the most historically significant maps from the National Library of Scotland’s collection in order to explore the many dimensions of island life and how this has changed over time. Arranged thematically and covering topics such as population, place-names, defence, civic improvement, natural resources, navigation, and leisure and tourism. Tiree mentioned pages 3, 44, 45, 49, 61, 82-3, 107 & 174, and featured in maps pages 62-3, 72-3, 92 & 143.
Hardback book ‘Gaelic Scotland: The Transformation of a Culture Region’ by W. J. Withers, 1988. Covers the process of cultural change in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, particularly during the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Including policies of successive governments, the decline of the Gaelic language, and the Clearances.) Tiree mentioned pages 8, 181, 209, 214, 219, 225, 241, 285, 357, 359, 373-5 & 380.