Hardback book ‘The Transformation of Rural Scotland: Social Change and the Agrarian Economy 1660-1815’ by T.M. Devine, 1994. Original archive material is used in this book to explore the social revolution when, in the 18th-century, the old peasant society of lowland Scotland was replaced by a new order of capitalist farmers and landless labourers. Covers a range of issues, including the seventeenth-century rural social structure, the eighteenth-century agrarian economy, landlordism and improvement, the evolution of the tenant farming class, and the dispossession of the cottar class. (Tiree mentioned on page 134.)
Journal extract about land ownership in Scotland in the 1800s
Paper from The Historical Review 2006 by John MacAskill, examining the dispute between private proprietors and The Crown over the ownership of the foreshore in Scotland during the 1800s. Two copies. Also stored as pdf file on office computer.
Journal extract about the politics of land ownership in the late 1800s
Printer paper from Victorian Studies 1978 by John W Mason about the politics and agitation over the 8th Duke of Argyll`s grip on land ownership. Two copies. Also held as pdf file on office computer.
Newspaper obituary about Kenneth Stewart, the last laird of Coll, 2012
Original and photocopy of an obituary from The Herald newspaper for Kenneth Stewart (1924-2012), farmer and the last laird of Coll.
Notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1913 regarding the transfer of a dead crofter`s land to the Crown
Printed transcript from the Edinburgh Gazette 1913 announcing that the estate of crofter James Carmichael or James Campbell of Baugh, presumed dead, has fallen to His Majesty “is ultimus hoeres”.
Notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1957 regarding rabbit clearances in Argyll
Printed transcript of a notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1957 regarding enactment of the Rabbit Clearance (Scotland) Order in Argyll including Tiree.
Map of west end of Tiree with updates c. 1934
Copy of an OS map from 1900, with handwritten annotations and updates by/for Cornaigmore H.G. and Heylipol Public schools in May/June 1934. Annotations include land use (probably Meadow, Heath and Agriculture) and notes regarding roads, crops, livestock, markets, horses and land tenure.
RSPB information leaflet about Corncrake conservation.
Colour leaflet explaining how agricultural land can be managed to produce habitat for corncrakes that have just arrived from Africa in the spring.
Programme of events for the Tiree Land Fair, 2007
Programme of events for the Tiree Land Fair run by Tiree Rural Development at the Rural Centre, Crossapol in August 2007. Events included: (1) discussion about changes to the Crofting Act by Hugh MacIntosh and Jackie Forsyth, (2) cattle dressing course at Ruaig Farm run by Duncan Semple, (3) workshop on mapping Tiree`s grassland for ccrops and corncrakes run by Mike Smith, SNH, (4) discussion of future allocation of Leader+ funds, (5) talk by TRD group on their recent trip to Orkney, (6) welding course, (7) discussion of potential of `Tiree Branding` by Fergus Younger of Argyll Agricultural forum, (8) talk by Joy Carey of the Soil Association, (9) update on the Loch a` Phuil Water and Birds project by project manager Henry Dobson, (10) Loch a` Phuill site visit with Henry Dobson, (11) discussion of access issues with Tiree Community Development Trust, (12) BBQ and music evening, (13) continuation of welding course, (14) bird walk and talk with John Bowler, RSPB, (15) craft & produce fair, (16) talk about the Coll & Tiree flower book by editor Emma Grant, Coll, (17) demonstration of techniques and equipment used for the Goose Management Scheme by Peter Isaacson.
Collection of RSPB information about Bumblebees
Collection of six informational items about bumblebees and their conservation: (1) Bumblees on the Edge- poster guide to the habitat management for bumbleebees in north and west Scotland, (2) Bumblebees of Tiree – Leaftlet about the types of Bumblebee found on Tiree in connection with the Bumblebee Walk, (3) Leaflet from Bumblebee Walk with information `About Bumblebees` and the differences between bumblebees and honeybees, `Bumblebee Facts` including Life Cycle, (4) Information about Gardening for Bumblebees, (5) Information leaflet about Providing Bumblebee Nest Sites, (6) Scottish Rural Development Contracts Help for Western Isles Bumblebees – Information from The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and The RSPB containing information about the Creation and Management of Species Rich Grassland, Seed Mix, Grazing Recommendation and Management of Species Rich Grassland.