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Unopened copy of the Linlithgowshire Gazette, 4 July 1952, addressed to Superintendent MacLean, formerly of Kenovay. It contains an article about his retirement from the police force. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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Hardback book ‘The Citizen Housewives’ Guide’, 1955. Published by the Evening Citizen (Glasgow) newspaper as a popular guide to housekeeping and domestic skills for women. Features cookery, wine-maiking, cleaning, knitting & dressmaking, cosmetics, hair care, perfume, mothercraft, health care, flower arranging, birthstones, holidays, using starsigns to find the perfect husband, weddings, party games.


Two copies of ‘The Dolphin and Gazette – the journal of the Imperial Merchant Service Guild’, July and October 1921. The July copy has “Mary Ann Lamont” handwritten on the cover. From the belongings of the Lamont/MacKenzie family of Harbour, Coales.


Softback book ‘Men Only’, November 1939, belonging to MacArthur, Caoles. The Men Only series of pocket magazines began in 1935, with the aim of bringing “bright articles on current male topics” to men. The Nov. 1939 edition features many war and military related topics.


Newspaper cutting from 1965 about the `problem of Tiree incomers`

Photocopy and originals of two letters to the editor published in the same edition of the Oban Times in 1965, angered by a previous letter-writer`s views, pen-name `Born and Educated in Tiree`, on the `problem` of incomers on Tiree speaking their minds. One is by AM MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and the other by RM Cameron, Scarinish. Given to Ishbel Neill by S. McQuarrie, widow of Iain McQuarrie of Coldingham, and formerly of Coll and Tiree.


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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