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Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 453, 23/10/2009 (colour edition)

Local news: National Mod participants then and now; Team 15 junior wind surfing event at Loch Bhasapol; report on the Tiree Wave Classic and Coll Challenge; report on the campervan public meeting by Ian Sharp; report on the voluntary parking permit scheme by Gordon Scott; councillor’s apology; community wind turbine update; interest free loans for home energy efficiency through the community Powerdown project; call for volunteers to run Youth Club; forthcoming Halloween party; forthcoming military excercise around Tiree; NHS family excercise programme.


Printed copy of a report ‘Argyll Islands Study Tour 2004’ by Jim Hill, Isle of Coll. Over the period 29th September to 3rd October, 2004, a group of volunteers from the islands of Lismore, Mull, Tiree, Coll, Jura, Islay, Colonsay and Oronsay, travelled through those islands visiting various local initiatives funded by the Nàdair Trust. The study tour was organised by Argyll & the Islands Enterprise in partnership with the Nadair Trust and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The purpose of the tour was to mark the end of the Nadair 1 project, Heritage Tourism Training, led by Argyll & the islands Enterprise and to visit the Nadair 1 completed projects for Tour members to bring back knowledge and lessons learned to their respective islands. Some visits were also arranged to the location of potential Nadair 2 projects. See page 5 for Tiree: Loch Bhasapol surfing/fishing/nature, Rural Centre, An Iodhlann.

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Collection of 18 postcards of photographs of Tiree, 1920-1960

Collection of 18 original postcards showing photographed scenes from Tiree, some of which are used and stamped. Most are duplicates of existing archive items. Six scanned and accessioned separately (V121-V126).


Pages from the Edinburgh Gazette 1961, 1977 & 1989 regarding water extraction from Loch a` Phuill

Photocopied pages from the Edinburgh Gazette 1961, 1977 & 1989 regarding the laws pertaining to water extraction from Loch a` Phuill and release of effluent into Abhainn Bhi from the water treatment works.


Collection of documents, histories, drawings and photographs relating to the Galbraith/MacDonald family of Balevullin and Kilmoluaig


Copies of a collection of official documents, family tree, history, hand-drawings and photographs relating to the Galbraith family of Balevullin, and the MacDonald family of Kilmoluaig, 1821-2009. James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. The factor relocated the MacLeod family to Kilmoluaig to make way for him. His third daughter Janet Wotherspoon Galbraith (b. 1872) married Donald MacDonald of Kilmoluaig in 1905. She drowned at Loch Bhasapol aged 64. Items include: a short biography of Sarah Grant Galbraith m.Donald (1886-1917) by Erica McKellar, extracts of census/birth/marriage/death records for Sarah Galbraith (1868-), John MacDonald, Cornaigmore (1869-), Mary Galbraith, Balevullin (1869-), Donald MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1865-), Janet Galbraith, Balevullin (1874-), Angus MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1909-), Jessie Wotherspoon MacDonald, Balevullin (1898), Mary MacDonald, Heylipol (1882-), Mary Flora MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1910-1969), James Galbraith MacDonald, Balevullin (1908-). Report from the Sheriff Court, Oban, and correspondence between Argyll Estate, Sarah Galbraith and her solicitors regarding the legal title to the Galbraith croft at Balevullin, 1903-1913. Rental receipts for the croft at Balevullin 1907-1909, family tree for the descendants of Janet Wotherspoon & James Galbraith, hand-drawings of headstones at Soroby Cemetry and the location of the wreck of the `Vivo` by James Galbraith, transcript of the headstone for Hector, Sarah and Malcolm Smith 1835-1900, telegraph message regarding the death of James Galbraith`s `Uncle Archie` 1907. Family tree and notes for the Wotherspoon family genealogy. Information for 19 photographs.


Photograph of the view of Loch Bhasapol from Calum MacKinnon`s house in Kilmoluaig, ca 1970

Black and white photograph of the view of Loch Bhasapol from the door of Calum (Iain Bhan) MacKinnon`s house at Kilmoluaig during the 1970s. Note the size of the stones acting as gate posts and bolt for locking. His house was the last without electricity on the island – he never wanted it.



Leaflet “Loch a` Phuill”, 2008

Leaflet containing information about natural history and access to Loch a` Phuill. Produced through the `Water and Birds Project` led by Tiree Rural Development Ltd. Funded by RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Nadair Trust.