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.
Collection of 14 colour photo-prints of various scenes from Tiree from 1960 to 2010, including an passenger aircraft at Tiree airport, a double-decker bus at the pier, out-buildings at Coales, an old well, Kilkenneth chapel and Kirkapol farmland. Five of the images are accessioned separately (see 2016.56.2 – 6).
Hand-drawn map of Tiree showing the locations of 15 aerial photographs taken around the island in 1998 (see 2016.54.1~15). Areas covered are: Kirkapol, Vaul, Ruaig, Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Kenovay, Balephetrish, Caoles, Salum, Kennavara, Hough, Balevullin, Middleton, Kilkenneth, Moss, Baugh, Balemartine, Balinoe, Scarinish, Heanish and Hynish.
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Large, black & white aerial photograph from a series of 15 taken over Tiree in 1998. Photo number: 6-005 Hough, Kilkenneth, Middleton.
Booklet in Gaelic of sermons by An t-Urramach Donull MacCalum / Rev. Donald MacCallum minister at Sgire-nan-Loch, Isle of Lewis, around 1890. It is likely that the booklet once had a heavy cover. Chapters are titled: Do Mhurchadh MacLeoid an-t-Eildier, with a photograph; Am beannachadh; An tur laidir; Dol dhachaidh with a photograph of Rev. Calum MacCalum; Fear-ar-graidh, with a photograph of Rev Donald MacCallum giving a sermon in church; An Daingneach, ard, with a photograph of An t-Urramach Donall MacCalum himself. The Reverend MacCallum was minister of Heylipol during 1887-1889. He was a key agitator during the Highland Clearances and a chief leader during Tiree’s Crofters War. A memorial cairn ‘Tùr Mhic Chaluim’ was erected by the people of Tiree at Kilkenneth-Moss.
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Small hardback booklet of public addresses made by Rev. Donald MacCallum (1849-1929) of Waternish, Skye, dated 1884. The Reverend MacCallum was minister of Heylipol during 1887-1889. He was a key agitator during the Highland Clearances and a chief leader during Tiree’s Crofters’ War. A memorial cairn ‘Tùr Mhic Chaluim’ was erected by the people of Tiree at Kilkenneth-Moss.
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DVD copy of two television programmes about windsurfing on Tiree in the 1980s.
(1) Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition at the Maze, Balevullin, Travee and Gott Bay, 1987. Includes hay stooks in the field, Struthan Store, the Post Bus, the Coop Foodstore, the Reading Room/An Iodhlann and the old community hall at Crossapol. With appearances by Ailig MacArthur, Heylipol; Rev G Donaldson; PC Neil Morrison; Roddy MacKay, Balemartine; John Neil Brown, Cornaigbeg; Hugh MacLean; Iain MacArthur, Sandaig; ‘Bear’ MacKinnon; Lachie Cameron; Gordon Donald, Met Office; Fiona Munn, Kenovay.
(2) ‘Riding the Waves…Catching the Wind’, Wave Sailing Campionship, 1989. Includes the Maze, Travee, the Coop Foodstore, Loch Bhasapol, prize-giving in the old community hall. Appearances by ? Langley; Cathie Omand, Coop Manager; Brian Milne, Scarinish; PC Martin Penny; Willie Angus Maclean (?), Cornaigmore; Mark Beese, Kilmoluaig; Iain MacDonald, Kilmoluaig and Bruce Kemp, Balinoe.
Tailor’s metal, open-ended thimble belonging to the father of Donald MacKinnon, Hough. He trained with the tailor in Kilkenneth in the 1920s.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 424, 30/8/08
Local news: forthcoming Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition; road rage; communications masts on Ben Hough; lamb sale results; restricted access to Tiree`s beaches; forthcoming celebration of renovation of Kilkenneth Chapel and Temple Patrick; new elders for Tiree Parish Church; ferry timetable improvements; Tiree Community Trust news.
Notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1895 regarding Kilkenneth crofters to appear in Court.
Printed transcription of a notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1895 announcing that the tenant farmer of Greenhill, Lachlan MacNeil, and the Duke of Argyll, require six Kilkenneth crofters to appear in Oban Sheriff Court for examination (probably regarding their illegal occupation of the land at Greenhill during the Land League aggitation). Crofters named are Neil Brown, John Campbell, Widow Alexander Kennedy, Colin MacIntyre, John MacDonald and Widow Neil MacKinnon.