Tag Archives: iona

2017.52.2

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)

2016.2.25

Cairt Phostail / Postcard showing a photograph of three women with a spinning wheel next to Iona Cross, produced for the Highland Clachan Scottish Exhibition in Glasgow in 1911. Addressed to Miss Campbell, Fairview, Mannal, from UMG(?). Amongst the belongings of the MacDonald/Campbell/Brown family of Mannal House.

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2013.104.1

Assortment of teaching material from Tiree High School, ca. 1980

Assortment of photocopied typed and hand-written texts used to teach Argyll history in Tiree High School around the 1980s. Includes: the Stevenson brothers; Dr Johnson and James Boswell 1773; Glen Coe; Duror of Appin; Auchindrain Museum; Nether Lochaber – stories of Rev. Alexander Stewart; Inveraray Castle; Dunollie Castle; Kilchurn Castle; Duart Castle; Kinlochaline Castle; The Song of the Clyde; Mary of Argyll; The Isle of Mull; The Road to the Isles; Mull and the other inner isles; The Smaller Sudereys; West Inverness and Argyll; Oban; Crinan Canal; map of Iona

2013.66.1

Information about storms that ravaged the islands around 750 AD

Photocopied pages from `Origines Parachiales Scotiae, 1854` about a storm that ravaged Iona in 744 AD with the loss of any lives, and handwritten notes by Jim Hill, Coll, suggesting that the storm must have done equal if not more damage on the other islands. In the oral tradition of Coll the island was once divided into three by a great storm.

2010.16.6

Archive film from 1944 about `The Isles of Youth`

DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `The Isles of Youth`. Filmed in 1944, colour, silent. David MacBrayne`s silent film of various island scenery in the western isles, interspersed with poetic texts. Subjects include ferries, buses, Oban, Stornoway, Harris and Harris tweed, Rodeland & St.Clements Church, Uist, Barra, Tiree including the ship “Mary Stewart” abandoned in Scarinish Harbour but still intact, Lunga, Iona, Staffa, Mull, Highland Games.