Tiree Memories calendar 2016, produced by Alec Walker, Edinburgh. Photographs include Hughina MacKinnon (nee MacFadyen; Hughina Eachainn Bhuidhe), 1981; Willie MacPhee and Mary T MacPhee on a motorbike in Scarinish the 1960s; MacArthur’s Store in Scarinish, 1937; a calf being led off the ferry in 1981; Am Baile Ur, Balephuil, 1955; Brown’s Store in Balemartine, 1980; Tiree Aerodrome from the air 1942; groups of crofters at the Agricultural Show at Whitehouse, 2002; Lord of the Isles ferry at the linkspan pier in 1991; sheep shearing at Parkhouse in 1980; Balemartine School children 1947; puffer ‘Anzac’ at Caoles, 1950s; Mary Stewart sailing past Coll in 1930s.
The excavation of the mound at Kirkapol has been completed and the ground returned to its previous state. Many Tiree residents and visitors joined the professional archaeologists in the dig, and they made some wonderful findings. Dr John Holliday has written a short report on the excavation for An Iodhlann’s website. You can read it here.
Black & white photograph of (L-R) Alex MacPhail, Chrissie MacPhail (nee MacFadyen) and Florence MacPhail, outside Neil MacPhail’s house at Kirkapol in the 1980s. Alex was Neil’s cousin who lived in Vista, Manitoba with his wife Florence. The house was built around 1900 by Donald MacPhail.
Photograph of a letter from 10 Downing Street to Neil MacPhail, Kirkapol, stating that the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, has it in mind to add Neil’s name to the New Year Honour’s list. Dated November 1979. Neil was awarded an MBE in 1980.