Photocopies of 8 academic papers about seaweed with particular reference to ethnobotany, and a covering letter about the papers from Harry Powel to Nicola Pilkington 5/7/2011. (1) A study of certain British seaweed and their utilisation in the preparation of Agar. Marshall, Newton and Orr 1949; (2) Teachers` Notes – kelp burning. c. 1999; (3) The study of certain Red Seaweeds in relation to their use in Agar production. Newton 1947; (3b) A seaweed survey of Scotland – Fucaceae, 1945-1946. Walker 1947; (4) Distribution of Laminariaceae around Scotland. Walker 1954; (5) extract from Cast weed survey, Part 1. Survey of certain Orkney, Lewis, north Uist, Barra and Tiree beaches, 1945/1946. Scottish Seaweed Research Association 1947; (6) extract from Cast weed survey, Part 2. 1946-7. Walker 1948. (7) Seaweeds and rocky shores of the Outer Hebrides. Norton & Powell 1979.
Extract from a report about iron ore resources in Britain during WWII
Photocopied extract of a report about wartime investigations into the the iron ore resources on Tiree. Extracted from a full report about the ihaematite and manganese ore resources of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1913-1941.
Flint nodules washed up on Balephuil beach from a source in the Irish Sea. The west coast of Tiree is one of the few places in the Inner Hebrides where flint can be found. The chipped piece demonstrates how sharp the edges can be.
Large colour document about the geology, wildlife, environment and economy of Scotland`s coastal waters. Produced as a consultation document for the Scottish Government to shape the Scottish Marine Plan for future management of the coast line. Contributions by Ian Boyd, St Andrews University and Balephuil.
Bowl of sand from An Tràigh Bhàn, `the white beach`, Balevullin, 2009. The sand on Tiree beaches comes mainly from crushed shells, which makes it very white. The purple fragements are crushed mussel shells.
Email from Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, re geological survey of Tiree marble by A K Coomaraswamy in 1902
Printout of emails between Dr John Faithfull, Curator of Mineralogy & Petrology, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow and An Iodhlann about the work of A.K.Coomaraswamy, the Sri Lankan geologist who surveyed the green and pink Balephetrish marble deposits in 1902. Includes printouts from the website of the British Geological Survey “GeoScenic” showing photographs of Tiree marble taken by Coomaraswamy.