Memoirs of Alistair MacNeill, Hynish, ‘They were our Vital Sparks’ which recall his fascination with the coal puffers that visited Hynish to off-load coal and other goods during the 1950s. The puffers also took away bundles of kelp for processing on the mainland.
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coal, gathering food and other materials, hynish, kelp, kelp industry, piers, puffers, seaweed| | Dates: 1950s, 1960s| | Townships: hynish| | Object Types: composition| | People: MacNeill, Mr Alistair, Hynish|
Photograph of Jean MacCallum, Balephuil, ca. 1960
Black & white photograph of Jean MacCallum, Balevullin, “preparing to go to tangles” around 1960. Original stored in 2014.5.1 filing cabinet 10 drawer 1.
Photograph of Scarinish Harbour and pier building ca 1930
Sepia photograph from a postcard of Scarinish Harbour around 1930, showing the ship the Mary Stewart on the left and a smaller ship tied up loading kelp from horse-drawn carts. The harbour building/office/store, now gone, is on the right.
Photograph of Mr & Mrs MacKay and the Boyd family in 1960.
Black & white photograph of Nellie and John MacKay, with Winifred Boyd and her two sons Ailean and Iain, collecting tangles on Travee, Balephuil in 1960. John Morton Boyd probably took the photograph.
balephuil, kelp, seaweed| | Dates: 1960s| | Townships: balephuil| | Object Types: photograph| | People: Boyd, Mr Alan, Balephuil, Boyd, Mr John Morton, Balephuil (1925 - 1998), Boyd, Prof. Iain, Balephuil|
Photograph of Duncan MacKinnon, Balephuil, around 1980
Colour photograph of Duncan MacKinnon, Am Bail Ur, Balephuil, collecting tangles as West Hynish around 1980.
Photograph of the old tangle store at Craignis, Hough, in 2000
Colour photograph of the ruins of Seada Haingeis, the old tangle store at Craignis, Hough, last used in 1800.
Photograph of runs of tangles at the MacKinnon croft at Balevullin in 2000.
Colour photograph of several lines of tangles drying on racks by a thatched house on Neil MacKinnon`s croft at Balevullin in 2000.
Photograph of a re-opened kelp pit at Craignis, Hough, in 2000
Colour photograph of a re-opened kelp-burning pit at Port na Muice , Hough, in 2000.
Photograph of a heap of dry tangles at Balevullin in 2000.
Colour photograph of a heap of dried tangles on Neil MacKinnon`s croft at Balevullin, ready for export to the mainland in 2000.
Photograph of tangles laid out on the shore at Craignis in 1997-98
Colour photograph of tangles (the long stalks of kelp seaweed) laid out on the cobbled shore at Craignis, Hough, ready for gathering up into bales in 1997-98.