Tag Archives: kirkapol

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2016.20.1

Photograph of a memorial plaque erected on the wall of Kirkapol Cemetery  by the family of Elizabeth Devlin, Australia, in 2015, whose family had Ruaig MacLean ancestory. The people named on the plaque are believed to be related to Donald (The Pilot) MacLean, Ruaig (b. 1727) from the branch of Charles MacLean and Ann MacLeod. Elizabeth Devlin (Leezie Barr) was a foster child of Alexander MacLean and Ann MacLeod who had four children of their own: Mary Ann, Hector and Donald.

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2015.21.1

Hardback book ‘Dr Elsie Inglis’, ca. 1920, a biography written by Lady Frances Balfour, the sister of the Duke of Argyll, and owned by Katie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol. Inscribed inside is “To John, in memory of Elsie MacKinnon, Kirkapol”. Dr Inglis herself (1864-1917) did not have any links to Tiree. Chapters of the book include her ancestry, studies, London and Dublin, politics, faith, war and Scottish women, Serbia and Russia, covering the period 1740-1917. She died from a severe illness shortly after arriving back in Britain.

2015.1.7

Photograph of Robert Beck with four young pipers in 2000

Colour photograph of Robert Beck at the Senior Citizens` Party in the Tiree Lodge Hotel on 15 Dec. 2000, surrounded by young pipers. L-R: Kenneth MacKinnon, David Hunter, Robert Beck, Ben Williams, Martin Gillespie. On the reverse of the photograph is written “Mr Beck and his boys”. (Original photograph stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1).

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2014.107.3

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 418, 7/6/08

Local news: Tiree 10K; An Iodhlann re-opens; interview with Elaine Hutchinson; air link between Oban and islands; Helen Thompson professional kite-surfer; `Tiree Experience` day tour; the Tiree Association; architecture awards; MacLeans of Tiree and New Zealand; kite-building competition (goose scarers); `Pipathon`; closure of Craft Shop, Kenovay.

2014.106.1

Photograph of a young minister, ca 1900.

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Sepia portrait photograph taken around 1900 of an unamed graduate who either became a minister on Tiree or was related to the MacKinnon family at Kirkapol. The original photograph was presented with two other portraits in a wooden frame that was carved by one of Hector MacKinnon`s family (Lodge Farm, Kirkapol) at Lady Victoria`s woodworking class, ca 1910. The frame was beautifully ornate but was broken during woodworm treatment in 2013. (originals stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)

2014.104.4

Photograph of Tiree Medical Practice staff, ca 1995

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Colour photograph of staff of the Tiree Medical Practice at a dinner at the Lodge Hotel around 1995. Clockwise from left: Clare Jones, Jane MacDonald, Cairin MacLeod, Dr John Holliday, Mary MacKinnon, Rena MacKinnon, Ina MacArthur, Dr Bob le Masurier. (original stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)

2014.106.2

Hand-carved wooden picture frame, ca 1910

Ornate wooden picture frame carved by one of Hector MacKinnon`s family (Lodge Farm, Kirkapol) at Lady Victoria Campbell`s woodworking class, ca 1910. The frame contained three oval portraits of men (see 2014.106.1), but the back broke off during woodworm treatment in 2013.

2014.63.1

13 woodcarving chisels ca 1890

Set of 13 wood and brass handled, steel woodcarving chisels belonging to James MacDonald, Balemartine (Seumas a` Ghille) (donor`s father) who was a ship`s engineer. He had gone as a boy to Lady Victoria`s woodworking classes in the Lodge, around 1910, and helped to carve Heylipol Church pulpit. Mixture of two sets of chisels: 1. JB Adams & Sons, Sheffield, ca 1890, and 2. Merring Bros., London.

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