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Photocopy of 1969 Tiree Council of Social Services document to the Department of Agriculture for Scotland.

Petition addressed to the Divisional Vetinary Officer, organised by the Tiree Council of Social Services Agricultural Sub-Committee and signed by the owners of cattle wishing to apply for registration under the Brucellosis (Accredited Herds) Scheme.


Form letter from Tiree Council of Social Services about a forthcoming lecture on brucellosis in cattle.

Form letter from the Chairman of the Agricultural Sub-Committee about a forthcoming lecture, `Brucellosis (Infectious Abortion) in Cattle` by P. G, Hignett of Glasgow University Vetinary School to be held in Cornaigmore School on 25th November (year unknown).


Draft letter dated September 1968 from Tiree Council of Social Service to the Divisionary Vetinary Officer.

Draft letter from theTiree County Councillor and Robert Beck, vet and Chairman of the Agricultural Sub-Committee, on the advisability of the cattle owners of Tiree to join the Brucellosis Accredited Herds Scheme while the cattle are still free from infection.


Letter dated 10/2/1969 to the Divisionary Vetinary Officer from Robert Beck, vet and Chairman of Tiree Council of Social Service Agricultural Sub-Committee.

Draft letter to accompany the signatures of 100% of the resident herd owners on Tiree who wish the island`s cattle be treated as one herd for the purpose of becoming accredited under the Brucellosis Scheme.


Booklet `The Changing Role of the House of Argyll in the Scottsih Highlands` by Eric Cregeen.

Assessment of the role of the house of Argyll in the Highlands between 1680 and 1806. Front cover inscribed `With best wishes, Eric Cregeen`.


Interior decoration in the 1920s

Sound clip in English of Mabel Kennedy talking about interior decoration in the 1920s.

Courtesy of Mrs Mabel MacArthur

Mabel Kennedy talks to Dr John Holliday in October 1998 about the interior decoration of the house at Main Road Farm in Balephuil where she lived until she went to work in service in Glasgow in 1926.

The floors of the house were made of concrete although, at that time, some must still have been beaten earth and clay. Earthen floors were considered warmer for children’s feet than concrete or flagstones and were kept clean by a sprinkling of shell sand every day except Sunday.

The walls inside were painted twice a year with whitewash made from seashells. The difficulty and expense of obtaining household goods on a remote Hebridean island encouraged the resourcefulness of the local people who would make do with the materials to hand.

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