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.
Click here to view 2017.70.4 | Tags: 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.
| Tags: 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 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 two lorries laden with tangles in 1976(?)
Colour photograph of two large lorries loaded with dried tangles ready for export to the mainland, possibly in 1976.
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.
Photograph of tangles ready for drying at Craignis in 1999
Colour photograph of tangles (kelp seaweed stalks) piled onto a large rock on the shore at Craignis, Hough, in 1999alongside the framework for draping the tangle over to dry out.
Photograph of tangles drying at Craignis in 1997-98
Colour photograph of tangles (long straight stalks of kelp seaweed) laid over a completed drying rack made of oil drums, wooden posts and fishing net, on the shore at Craignis, Hough, in 1997-98.