Press release for the ‘First Mayor of Vancouver’ event held in Vancouver, Canada, in May 2017. Malcolm Alexander MacLean (1844-1895) emigrated to Canada with his family from Kilmoluaig in 1846, and became the first mayor of Vancouver in 1886.
Colour photograph of a painting of Malcolm MacLean, Kilmoluaig, presiding over his Inaugural Council Meeting in 1886 as the first Mayor of Vancouver, Canada. Titled ‘The Builders’ and painted by John Innes in 1936, it used to hang in City Hall, Vancouver, but is now preserved in the Vancouver Archives vault, awaiting restoration.
Photo by Kristy Waller, Auxiliary Archivist, 2017. On the left is Louise MacDougall, a Canadian descendant of Tiree, and donor of the photograph to An Iodhlann.
Two hand-drawn family trees showing (1) the link between the donor and her Tiree ancestors through her great-grandmother Marion MacLean Brodie (b. 1854), who was daughter of Lachlan MacLean (b. 1804), Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean (b.1814), Grianal (Greenhill), and (2) the family of Sarah Sinclair (b. 1895), Cathcart, whose Tiree ancestors include her grandparents Donald Sinclair (b. 1808), Balemartine, and Henrietta McLaurin (b. 1811), Balemartine. Henrietta’s father was Malcolm McLaurin, the Duke of Argyll’s Chamberlain on Tiree.
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Black & white photograph of piermaster Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish, and George Ian MacLean Brodie on the pier at Gott Bay in the 1920s. Georgie’s grandparents were Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to Georgie.
Black & white photograph of a small yacht named ‘Tiree Wind’ at Findhorn in the 1920s. The yacht probably belonged to the family of Marion MacLean Brodie (b. 1854), who was the daughter of Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. belonging to Marion’s daughter, Georgie.
Black & white photograph of Balephetrish House in the 1920s. From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to Georgie Ian MacLean Brodie, grand-daughter of Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B.
Black & white photograph of (L-R) Marion MacLean Brodie and her daughter George (Georgie) Ian Maclean Brodie in the 1920s. Marion (b. 1854) was the daughter of Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to Georgie.
Other people named in the photo album: Roy, Douglas MacLean, Ronald MacLean, Sheina, Eva, Alec, Neil, Christine, Tommy, Madge, Charles, Lachie, Jessie, Bobby MacLean, Sheila MacLean, Margaret, Joan, Bessie, Bobbie, Jack, Virginia and Kenneth.
DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985), Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.