Tag Archives: horses

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2000.91.18

Medieval buckle off a horse’s harness from a collection of around 200 bronze objects found by amateur archaeologist George Holleyman at Balevullin in 1941-43, when he served at RAF Tiree during WWII. Identified by Dr Colleen Batey, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Glasgow University and David Caldwell, retired Keeper of Medieval Department at the National Museum of Scotland during a visit to An Iodhlann on 29th April 2016.

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2000.91.17

Medieval bronze spur, worn on a horseman’s boot, from a collection of around 200 bronze objects found by amateur archaeologist George Holleyman at Balevullin in 1941-43, when he served at RAF Tiree during WWII. Identified by Dr Colleen Batey, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Glasgow University and David Caldwell, retired Keeper of Medieval Department at the National Museum of Scotland during a visit to An Iodhlann on 29th April 2016.

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2014.7.17

Photograph of a work horse and foal around 1950

Black & white photograph of a dark-coloured mare and her white foal around 1950. Possibly belonging to the MacNeil / Kennedy family of Balevullin/Balephuil. From a collection of photographs from the house of Ellen Kennedy (nee Eilidh MacNeil), Balevullin.

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2013.148.7

Photograph of a man with a Clydesdale Horse at Croish House, Caoles, ca 1900

Sepia photograph of a young man holding a Clydesdale workhorse in the yard at Croish House, Caoles, around 1900. Found in the attic of Croish House in 2012. See 2011.78.2 for family history.

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2013.114.1

Newspaper article about the transfer of livestock between Tiree and ferry in 1886

Printed scan of an article from The Glasgow Herald dated 1886, about the dangerous method of transferring livestock, particularly horses, between Tiree and the ferry SS Hebridean. Article also mentions four of the imprisoned crofters of the Land Agitation liberated on bail.

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