Tag Archives: milton

2018.108.5

Two merit certificates from the Scotch Education Department for Jessie Ann MacDonald, Milton, while attending Ruaig Public School, in 1893 and 1895. Tragically, Jessie Ann died at just 18 years old. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.

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2018.108.4

Newspaper obituary for Neil MacArthur of Milton, who showed great promise as a Gaelic-speaking Baptist Minister, but died during his training in Edinburgh in 1929-30. Published in The Baptist Times, January 16, 1930. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.

2018.108.3

Handwritten letter to Mrs MacDonald, Milton, from Isabella Black, Vaul, dated 1914, regarding receipt of presents from Mrs MacDonald and from Jessie Ann (who was named after Jessie Ann MacDonald who died in 1898). The letter also mentions boys Neil and Hugh Archie, who would appear to be pupils of Isabella Black’s at Ruaig School. Includes the original envelope. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.

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2018.108.1

Hand-framed newspaper obituary for Jessie Ann MacDonald of Milton Cottage, Caoles, who died at the age of 18 in 1898. She attended school at Ruaig and Glasgow, worked in Glasgow, then returned to Tiree to work in the post office. Daughter of Archibald MacDonald, who worked for MacBrayne ferries. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.

2017.80.1

Homemade iron anchor, weighted with a sandstone block, used for flounder fishing. Found at Milton. There would have been three anchors/weights to hold the net on the seabed: one at either end and one in the middle. There is no sandstone on Tiree, suggesting that the weight was made elsewhere.

Tiree in 100 Objects – 57 – fishing line weight

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

2017.51.5

Newspaper article, accounts and letters to/from the Scottish Arts Council and Derrick Wolstencroft, Milton, regarding the ‘Sculpture in Water’ exhibition at Milton organised by Tiree Art Enterprises as part of the Tiree Arts Festival 1996. Committee members and artists mentioned include Frances Walker, Donald MacDonald, Anne Black, Frank Curran, Rev Bob Higham, Kip Poulson (Coll) and Ekkehard Altenburger (Edinburgh).