Tag Archives: natural history

2014.107.8

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 423, 16/8/08

Local news: report on Tiree Regatta 2008; interview with teacher Brian Milne; Bord na Gaildhlig Chief steps down; CalMac appoints new Public Affairs Manager; A&B council leader meets with MSP; SNH report about huge support for Scotland`s wild land; photographs from summer events.

2014.104.1

Book `Atlantic Hazel`, 2012

Softback book about the history, ecology and conservation of native hazel woodland on the Atlantic fringes of Britain and Ireland. Hazel woodland is thought to have existed on Tiree and Coll around 9,000 years ago. The nuts were probably an important food source for seasonal foragers around the sea kingdom.

2014.9.1

Book `The Sea Kingdom – Coll and Tiree` by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, 2003

Small softback marine heritage guide about the history and natural history of Coll and Tiree by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, 2003.

2013.125.1

Newspaper article about author Andrew McCall Smith buying islands off Coll in 2013

Scanned and emailed newspaper article reporting that best-selling author Andrew McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies` Detective Agency) has bought the Cairns of Coll, a cluster of small uninhabited islands off the north end of Coll.

2008.95.1

Collection of RSPB information about Bumblebees

Collection of six informational items about bumblebees and their conservation: (1) Bumblees on the Edge- poster guide to the habitat management for bumbleebees in north and west Scotland, (2) Bumblebees of Tiree – Leaftlet about the types of Bumblebee found on Tiree in connection with the Bumblebee Walk, (3) Leaflet from Bumblebee Walk with information `About Bumblebees` and the differences between bumblebees and honeybees, `Bumblebee Facts` including Life Cycle, (4) Information about Gardening for Bumblebees, (5) Information leaflet about Providing Bumblebee Nest Sites, (6) Scottish Rural Development Contracts Help for Western Isles Bumblebees – Information from The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and The RSPB containing information about the Creation and Management of Species Rich Grassland, Seed Mix, Grazing Recommendation and Management of Species Rich Grassland.