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2018.78.1

The Scots Magazine, June 1965, with an article about Tiree and its people ‘Island of Prosperous Crofters’ by Campbell K Finlay. Includes photographs of Scarinish Harbour: A D Brown, Tobermory (merchant to Tiree); Margaret Brown, Vaul; Malcolm M MacLean, Salum; A H MacPhail, Clachan; A G H Bruton, Lodge Hotel; Travee; coastal cliffs; croft house, Scarinish; Parkhouse, Balephetrish; L J MacFadyen, Kenovay;  J L MacInnes, Salum; W MacPhee, gamekeeper; Balephetrish road. Also mentioned in text: Walter Hume, the Reef & An Fhaodhail, primary schools, boarded-out children, island house, sheep, bulb-growing, cottars, income, crofters’ war, snipe shooting, tourism, fishing.

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2017.77.1

Collection of 18 articles by Rhoda Meek, Caoles, extracted from Gaelic language magazine Cothrom, issues 29-59, 2001 onwards, one article by Hector MacDougall about Coll heroes (Cothrom 40), one by Rev Hector Cameron about the building of Island House and collecting peat from Coll (Cothrom 42), and another about a storm which cut Coll into three and Tiree into seven (Cothrom 41). In Gaelic with English translations.

2017.36.9

Black & white photograph of (L-R) Norah the pony and Babs at Island House in the 1920s. From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to George Ian MacLean Brodie, who was the grand-daughter of Lachlan MacLean (b. 1804), Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean (b.1814), Grianal (Greenhill).

2017.36.8

Black & white photograph of Island House, Heylipol, in the 1920s. From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to George Ian MacLean Brodie, who was the grand-daughter of Lachlan MacLean (b. 1804), Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean (b.1814), Grianal (Greenhill).

2016.44.2

Notes titled ‘A Tyrannical and Tiresome Tirade on Tiree by a Tired Retiree’ on the Medieval history and archaeology of Tiree by David Caldwell, casting doubt on the popular view that Tiree (along with Mull and Islay) was ruled by Somerled and his descendents to the exclusion of the dynasty of kings. David Caldwell, retired Keeper of Medieval Department at the National Museum of Scotland, gave a talk on the subject during a visit to Tiree in April 2016.

2013.62.4

CD-ROM of photographs from Inveraray Archive in 2010

CD-ROM of images from the Inveraray Castle Archive collection. Photographs of pages from documents etc. pertaining to Tiree. Taken by Flo Straker during a visit to Inveraray in 2010. Includes long lists of relevant documents and plans etc.

2013.65.1

Tiree Memories 2014 calendar by Alec Walker

Collection of colour and black & white photographs of old Tiree made into a calendar for 2014. Images include scything at Kilmoluaig, Balemartine PO in the early 1900s, Island House in 1924, drawing of Tug o` War in the late 1800s, Malcolm MacArthur at the reins of his grocers cart, Scarinish harbour 1900, Tiree Pipe Band 1977, Tug o` War 1979, milk delivered in old whisky bottles, coal puffer at Scarinish harbour, thatched house 1921, plane Britee-Norman Trislander 1979, ferry `Columba` in 1970s.

2008.71.1

Colour photograph of the wall at Island House.

The wall at Island House, photographed in 2006 by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth. The wall was one on many built by islanders on `outdoor relief` during the potato famine of the late 1840s.

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2007.61.1

Going to salute the flag at Island House

Photograph of Hugh MacDiarmid leading a group of people to salute the flag at Island House in 1920.

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Courtesy of Mr John Watson

In this photograph taken in 1920, Hugh MacDiarmid is leading a large group of over a hundred men, women and children to salute the flag at Island House.

What the event was is uncertain but judging from other photographs in An Iodhlann’s collections, it was a day of celebration with a piper in attendance and a picnic for the children. Everyone is dressed in their best clothes, although some of the children have bare feet.

Originally from Perthshire, Hugh MacDiarmid was appointed sub-factor for Argyll Estates in Tiree after the retiral of John Campbell in 1876. He died in May 1928 at Island House aged eighty-two.

Black and white photograph of Hugh MacDiarmid at Island House in 1920.

Hugh MacDiarmid leads a large group of over a hundred men, women and children to salute the flag at Island House in 1920. What the event was is uncertain but judging from photograph C33, it was a day of celebration with a piper in attendance and a picnic for the children. Everyone is dressed in their best clothes, although some of the children have bare feet.
Originally from Perthshire, Hugh MacDiarmid was appointed sub-factor for Argyll Estates in Tiree after the retiral of John Campbell in 1876. He died in May 1928 at Island House aged eighty-two.

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