Ornate brass horse buckle found in a stream in Kirkapol (grid ref. NM 04351 47358) by John Wombell of NOSAS. It appears to have been coated with silver, suggesting that it may have belonged to Lady Victoria Campbell who kept a horse-drawn carriage at Kirkapol when she stayed in Tiree around 1910.
Colour photograph of a demonstration of horse-drawn ploughing at the Agricultural Show in 1999. Among those identified are John Alec MacDonald, Rena MacKinnon, Lachie MacKinnon, Donald MacIntyre, Angus MacLean, Neil MacArthur, Julie Worsley, Lachie MacFadyen, Roddy MacKay.
Coloured photograph of ‘Ploughing at Balevullin, Tiree’’, 1941-43, taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his hand-coloured glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4).
Photograph of a coal puffer on Soroby beach around 1950
Black & white photograph of a coal puffer beached “north of Balemartine (Soroby?)” around 1950, with horse-drawn carts transporting coal away across the machair. (original stored on CD in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)
Photograph of a coal puffer unloading coal at Coales in 1952
Black & white photograph of the coal puffer `Anzac` beached at Caoles in 1952 while horse- and tractor-drawn carts wait for coal to be unloaded on to them. (original stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1; 2014.36.4)