Township history for Caoles researched and written by Hector MacPhail.
Information about prominent people and places in Caoles – Caoles smiddy, Neil MacDonald, Calum MacDonald, corn mill at Milton, master mariners, ministers, bards, the Camerons of Miodar, the MacDonalds of Milton, emigrants, the MacLeans of Caoles, An Acarsaid, Lonamar.
Brass artillery shell casing dated 1941 found in 2014 amongst the belongings of the late Les Crawte in ‘Windrush’, Milton, his last home on Tiree. Engraved on the bottom: LOT1 EOC 1941 [symbols x3] 12Pr 12CW[remainder obscured].
Emailed information, photographs and query about medals and portrait of Hugh Archie MacArthur of Milton, Caoles, in uniform during WW2. The framed portrait hung in the house of the enquirer’s parents in Gloucestershire for many years, having been found in a local junk shop. How the shop came by it is unknown.
Letter from the Duke of Argyll to Les Crawte, Milton, 1998
Photocopy of a framed, typed letter from the Duke of Argyll to Mr Les Crawte, Milton, congratulating him on his `stunning achievement` (production of a booklet of the Roll of Honour for WWII), dated 10th March 1998. The framed letter was found in his house in Milton when it was being cleared out by the new owners in 2011.
Folded and damaged copy of 1976/7 1:10,000 Ordnance Survey map of Vaul, Salum, Caoles, Milton, Brock, Ruaig and Kirkapol showing contour lines, roads and paths, boundaries, townships and buildings, bridges and cattle grids, rivers and drains, sites of antiquities, vegetation and rock features. Duplicate archive item.
Coloured programme and poster for “Sculptures in Water”, an exhibition trail of sculptures by international artists at Milton in July-August 1996. Organised by Tiree Art Enterprises and featuring work by Derek Wolstencroft, Milton.
Archive film from the 1980s about `Two Men of Tiree`
DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `Two Men of Tiree`. Filmed in the 1980s, colour, sound. The two men are Gavin Carter, who opened a bakery on the island, and Hector MacPhail, lobster fisherman. Both businesses were given start-up funding from the Highlands and Islands Development Board. Also featured in the film: Nester Carter (Gavin`s wife) and their four children, Donald John Kennedy (crewing for Hector), school children on the school bus and in the classroom, Milton Harbour, and “Harbour Maid” (Hector MacPhail`s fishing boat).