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Audio cassette recording of Angus MacKechnie of Crossapol talking to Maggie Campbell in December 1999.

Angus MacKechnie of Crossapol talks to Maggie Campbell in December 1999 about starting work at Edinburgh Airport fire service in 1968, returning to Tiree in 1971 when a qualified fire-fighter, the first flights from the Reef in the 1930s, the construction of Tiree airport during WWII, the people who worked at the airport, the many jobs fire-fighters were expected to do, the regular pilots, air ambulance procedures, Met Station reports, compulsory courses and air crash simulations, various stories about passenger flights and the differences between working at Tiree and Edinburgh airports.


Newspaper feature `Down your way – Isle of Tiree`, 2001

Oban Times feature about Tiree: (1) `Busy school to have mini roadway` – mini roadway to be built at the school to teach pre-fives about road safety, (2) `Island Met Office gearing up for winding down` – the impending closure of Tiree Meteorological Station with photograph, (3) `State-of-the-art dental surgery replaces caravan` – the new dental surgery at Baugh with photograph, (4) `Meeting hears new Crossapol Hall no nearer` – the withdrawal of funding for the new hall and the plan to redesign another, (5) `Wish I was here on Tiree` – the visit from a travelling art gallery and Aonghais MacNeacail`s talk about his poetry in An Iodhlann.


Audio cassette recording of Hugh Macleod of Cornaigbeg talking to Maggie Campbell in November 1999.

Hugh MacLeod (Eòghann Charrachan) of Cornaigbeg talks to Maggie Campbell in November 1999 about the smiddy in Cornaig and the blacksmith Seumas MacCallum who worked there in the 1930s and 1940s shoeing horses, the two churches in Cornaig and the preacher, Hector Meek of Caoles, church attendance, the Cornaig mill, the livestock at Whitehouse which was once a school, the weather station, the old ferries, good singers from Cornaig including Mod medallists.