Photograph of members of the MacFadyen family of Scarinish at a garden party ca. 1924
Sepia photograph of four adults and three children of the MacFadyen family of Scarinish at a garden party in Middleton around 1924. Top of table: Margaret MacFadyen, Charles MacFadyen, Maisie MacFadyen (1919-1945; died at a dance at Ruaig School), daughter of George MacFadyen, son of Malcolm MacFadyen. Biddy Cameron (Robina Mary Alexandra Buchanan Cameron, 1906-1977), and others.
Photograph of Charles, Margaret and Hannah MacFadyen, Middleton, ca 1900
Sepia photograph of siblings Charles (1847-1930), Margaret (1850-1935) and Hannah (1855-1939) MacFadyen, Middleton, around 1900. They were the children of Allan & Amelia MacFadyen who ran the Scarinish Inn in the mid-1800s.
Photograph of a view of houses and Ben Hough (from Middleton/Barrapol?) ca 1960.
Black & white photograph of a view of two croft houses and a thatched house around 1960, with Beinn Hough in the background. Taken through a car window on an unmetalled road possibly around Middleton or Barrapol.
Copied birth certificate for Charles Robert Sleven.
Birth certificate for Charles Robert Sleven, born in Middleton Cottage on 2nd August 1868, son of James Sleven, manager of the Glassary, and his wife, Jane Muirhead, who were married in the Gorbals on 6th June 1856.
Copied death certificate for Charles Robert Sleven who died in 1924.
Death certificate for Charles Robert Sleven, a chemical worker, who died on 1st June 1924. Charles was born in Middleton Cottage on 2nd August 1868, son of James Sleven, manager of the Glassary, and his wife, Jane Muirhead.
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)