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Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 332, 4/12/2004.

Local news and events including the Community of the Year awards, the death of Alasdair Kennedy, the Community Conference, the community broadband service, correspondence in response to Dr Watt`s letter about the short sea crossing, the November cattle sale, marketing Tiree and news from the WRI, the Royal Bank, the RSPB and the school.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 523, 4/9/2004.

Local news and events including the arrival of broadband, civil marriages, the draft marketing framework, August`s lamb and cattle sales, Tiree Agricultural Society`s show winners, Gordon Scott`s bicycling tour round the Hebrides and news from the gardening club, the school and the RSPB.


Audio cassette recording of Donald MacArthur, Middleton talking to Maggie Campbell in December 1999.

Donald MacArthur of Middleton talks to Maggie Campbell in December 1999 about crofting today compared to how it was when he started, how the wetter weather, subsidies for late cutting and fewer people working the land have contributed to the change from hay-making to silage, about using fertilisers rather than seaweed, keeping cattle outside because of SEPA rules, the changes in cattle transportation and the paperwork involved, changing prices, the effects of BSE, a strong pound and subsidies; he gives his thoughts about the future of crofting in Tiree, diversification, the need for community spirit and religious faith.


Audio cassette recording of Hector MacPhail talking at the Scarinish Hotel in January 1998.

Hector MacPhail of Ruaig talks at the Scarinish Hotel on 31st January 1998 about emigration to Canada, New Zealand and Patagonia, the Duke of Argyll’s factors, the MacNiven family, cattle droves, smacks and schooners, the shops at Middleton and Hynish, three Tiree men who emigrated to Seattle, ancient graveyards, a school trip to Dundee, Captain Donald MacKinnon of the Taeping, the Downie family, emigration history at Inverary Archives, CalMac boats, the storms in 1953 and 1968, the emigrations of 1855 and 1877. (Continued on AC43)


Collection of receipts dated 1951-1967 for sale of stock from Lodge Farm, Kirkapol.

Collection of receipts from National Commercial Bank dated 1951-1967 for sale of stock from Lodge Farm, Kirkapol; a letter from Hugh MacKinnon, Crossapol enclosing a cheque for the purchase of lambs; Department of Agriculture receipt for payment for servicing a mare.


Audio cassette recording of BBC Reidio nan Gaidheal programme recorded in 2001.

Recording of BBC Rèidio nan Gàidheal programme about (side A) with Kenneth MacIver and Morag MacDonald touring with Ailig MacArthur to Heylipol, the radar station at West Hynish where they talk to Roddy Campbell, Tiree High School where they talk to pupils John Angus MacKinnon, Iona Brown and Karen MacKinnon and teacher Flora MacPhail, to Gott and Donald MacIntyre, crofter, horse-breeder, blacksmith and boat-builder; (side B) Kenneth and Morag talk to crofters Archie Brown and Jean MacCallum, to Dr John Holliday about An Iodhlann, to Maggie Campbell about her fieldwork, to Josie Brown and John MacKinnon about the Hynish Centre. Clàr BBC Rèidio nan Gàidheal program (taobh A) le Coinneach ’ic Iomhair agus Mòrag Dhòmhnallach air chuairt le Ailig ’ic Artair as a’ Chruairtean gu Stèisean an Reudar anns na Cuiltean far an robh iad a’ còmhradh ri Ruairidh Caimbeul, gu Ard Sgoil Thiriodh far an do bhruidhinn iad ri sgoilearan agus an tidsear Fionnghal Nic Phàil, gu Gott agus Dòmhnall Mac an t-Saoir, croitear, fear àrach eich, gobha agus fear togail sgòthan; (taobh B) tha Coinneach agus Mòrag a’ bruidhinn ris na croitearan Èairdsidh Mhic’IlleDhuinn agus Sìne Nic Chaluim, ris an Dotair Holliday mun Iodhlann, ri Magaidh Chaimbeul mun obair aice agus ri Josie Nic’IlleDhuinn agus Iain ’ic Fhionghain mu thogalaichean Haoidhnis.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 313, 21/2/2004.

Local news and events including a wind turbine for the new hall, letter from the factor A. Montgomery to MSP George Lyon re community buyout of Tiree, the cattle sale on 14/2/2004, relocation of civil service jobs to Tiree and news from the Tiree Heritage Society and the school.


Audio cassette recording of Archie John MacLean, Heylipol talking to Maggie Campbell in 2000.

Archie John MacLean of Heylipol talks to Maggie Campbell in 2000 about the changes in crofting especially the decline in cultivation, the work done at different times of the year, fertilisers and machinery, problems with geese, cattle breeding, BSE, the need for conservation, sheep breeding, the six farms on Tiree, dipping sheep and the associated problems, transporting animals, subsidies and quotas.


Audio cassette recording of Archie John MacLean, Heylipol talking to Maggie Campbell in 2000.

(Continued from AC240) Archie John MacLean (Èairdsidh Tèon ?) of Heylipol talks to Maggie Campbell in 2000 about farm subsidies and prices, the necessity of crofting for the survival of island communities, Cattle Shows and judging, learning from older crofters and the old methods of crofting.