Tag Archives: history


Book `Scandinavian Scotland` by Barbara E Crawford, 1987

Softback book about the occupation of the scottish islands and seaboard by `Vikings` in the early middle ages.


CD of recordings from The Secret Island history conference, Tiree 2013.

CD of recordings from the three-day history conference held at An Talla on 30th May to 1st June 2013, and organised by The Islands Book Trust, Lewis, with An Iodhlann. Includes talks and speeches given by local and visiting experts.


Book `Castor & Pollux`, 2012

Softback book about two prominent MacLeans, Sir Alexander MacLean of Otter (Castor) and Sir John MacLean of Duart (Pollox), who joined forces to rescue Sir Alexander`s regiment from Isle of Gigha in 1689 whilst underfire from the Royal Navy.


Book `Scotland’s Splendour`; photographic account of Scotland

Hardback book describing in text and colour photographs the landscape and history of Scotland. Contributions by various authors and photographers including George Blake, WH Murray, JS Grant, Seton Gordon, Tom Weir, John R Allan and Mory McLaren. Tiree on page 101.


Book “Scotland as it was and as it is” by the 8th Duke of Argyll, 1887

Hardback history of Scotland “Scotland as it was and as it is” (second edition 1887) by the Duke of Argyll (1823-1900) with sections on Tyree. Handwritten on inside cover “William D MacLean 1986”.


Tiree Memories Calendar 2011 by Alec Walker

“Tiree Memories” calendar 2011, by Alec Walker, showing black and white photographs of old Tiree. Photos: Mary Stewart in Scarinish Harbour, Balephetrish 1950s, Upper Vaul, Ruaig, Kilkenneth chapel, Scarinish from the air, Caoles, Claymore ferry, Hillcrest, Kilkenneth, Balephuil.


Email about completion of “Donald the Pilot” project

Printed email to An Iodhlann about the completion and online publication of the “Donald the Pilot” project. Donald MacLean of Ruaig piloted the ship taking the escaping Bonnie Prince Charlie to France after the ill-fated Uprising of 1745. Contains links to the genealogy of Donald the Pilot (ancestors and descendants), the database, and story.


‘Tiree – an unauthorised biography’ – a history of Tiree and its people by William Clelland, 2009.

Text on CD-ROM about the history of Tiree and its people compiled by Australian descendant of Tiree, William Clelland. Includes chapters on the geography of the island, archaeology and first settlers, Christianity and the Gaelic language, Vikings and the wider Scottish history, overpopulation, black houses, kelp and education, evictions and emmigration, Napier Commission, Tiree bards. Index. Appendices including Tiree place names, weapons held by Tiree men and whether `rebel` in 1715, Argyll Estate report of 1737, prisoners of the `45 rebellion, sales from farms, Old Parish Register for marriages and baptisms 1766-1854, households and population 1747-1901, Napier Commission evidence and witness statements 1883, population census 1779-1891. For appendices see 2009.123.2-11.