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Photocard of the thatched house that was to become the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig.

Colour photo postcard showing Taigh Mòr Bhig, The Terrace, Sandaig, when it was a dwelling house in 1976, and before it became a ruin and was bought by the Hebridean Trust in 1989 to be re-built and opened as The Thatched Cottage Museum in the 1990s. It later closed and was sold in 2010.

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News article (ca 1950) about Tiree and the Great China Tea Race

Two photocopies of a news article about recollections of Donald MacKinnon, Tiree, who captained the winning tea clipper “Taeping” during the Great China Tea Race of 1866. The original photocopy was on display in the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig, until its closure and sale in 2010.

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Mounted news article about Edward Charles Cortis-Stanford – pioneer of the Scottish seaweed industry

Laminated and mounted newspaper article regarding Edward Cortis-Stanford`s seaweed industry in the Scottish islands, including Tiree, in the 1800s. Was on display in the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig, until its closure and sale in 2010. In two panels with copper hanging wire.

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Copy the first Evening Times newspaper to be delivered to Tiree by aeroplane, 1929

Original copy of The Evening Times newspaper, July 18 1929. It was the first newspaper to be delivered to Tiree by aeroplane. Front page states “Delivered in Tiree by Aeroplane” with an article about the delivery and passengers. The newspaper was initially kept on display in the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig, until its closure and sale in 2010. The plastic sleeve is the original from the museum with a label that reads “Read all about it”.

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The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

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Selection of photographs from Alasdair Sinclair`s Retirement from An Iodhlann in 2008

Five photographs of An Iodhlann staff and committee members at Alasdair Sinclair`s retirement from the Board of An Iodhlann: (1) left to right are; Mr Alasdair Sinclair, Miss Mary MacKinnon and Mr. Bernard Smith, (2) left to right are; Ms. Catriona McLeod, Mr.Duncan Grant, Ms. ?, and Mr, Johnny Johnston, (3) left to right are; Mr Alasdair Sincalir, Dr. John Holliday, Mr Duncan Grant and Ms. ?, (4) left to right are; Mrs Pat Campbell, Mrs Janet MacIntosh, Mr Alasdair Sinclair, Mr. Johnny Johnston, Mrs Margaret Campbell, Ms. Catriona McLeod, Mr Duncan Grant & Dr. John Holliday, (5) left to right are; Mrs Pat Campbell, Mrs Mairi Campbell, Mr. Duncan Grant, Miss Kate England, Mrs. Josie Brown, Mr. Alasdair Sinclair & Mr. Steve Thompson.