Photocopy of a typed transcript of a taped interview with sisters Margaret MacKinnon and Katie MacKinnon, Heanish, by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle (and Balinoe), in 1991 at Braeside, Heanish.
Extract: “Auntie Maggie and Auntie Katie agreed to do this tape interview with me on a cold April’s day in 1991. I had dropped by Braeside on the way back from a buisness trip in Europe. It was mostly Auntie Maggie who did the talking with Katie chipping in with the odd comment. They talked about their childhood living on the island and life during the war years.”
Local news: Dance Olympics at Tiree High School; butterflies; interview with Tony McEwen, Crossapol; progress of water supply upgrade; football training tour; SWRI Federation Show; social work staff awarded; bumblebees; Iain MacKinnon, Hillcrest, appointed as TRD Community Conservation Officer; Oban to islands air service; retiral of Morag MacKenzie from `Meals on Wheels`; Discover Tiree`s visitor information touch screens; Tiree Community Trust news: Crossapol enterprise zone, wave classic; harbour study, access, design guide, affordable housing, youth work, directors, staff, wind turbine (Tilley).
Local news including forthcoming agricultural show; invasive seaweed on boats; school news and awards; cut in housing budget for Argyll & Bute; Tiree Experience bus tours; A&B local plans published; an `Interview with God`; high fuel prices; bumblebees.
Pot chain from a ruined house at The Land, Barrapol
Black-painted metal pot chain / slàbhraidh found in the chimney of a ruined thatched house (Tigh Thearlaich Bhruin) at The Land, Barrapol. Given to Ailean Boyd by William MacNeill (Uilleam an Tailleir). Includes a note handwritten by Ailean Boyd and dated 30.3.1972.
Length of white linen depicting a broadsword on an ornated background. Painted in brown and black from a brass rubbing made by Fiona MacKinnon, Kirkapol, in Kirkapol Church, ca 2008. Originally stretched over a wooden frame and used as a curtain pelmet.
Photograph of the Galbraith croft house at Balevullin ca. 1890
Black & white photograph of (probably) the Galbraith thatched croft house at Balevullin in around 1890. James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. The Duke of Argyll displaced the MacLeod family off their croft to Kilmoluaig to make way for them. After James` death the family`s title to the croft at Balevullin was challenged by the Duke, despite one of James` daughters, Sarah (now living in Glasgow), continuing to pay the rent and her two sisters still living there. One sister, Mary Galbraith, married John MacDonald of Cornaigmore in 1907 and they continued to run the croft. However, after 10 years of pursuit, the Duke took the matter to Court and the croft was given up around 1913.