Black & white photograph of members of the Tiree branch of the National Farmers Union at a meeting and farewell party for Jimmy Wilson around 1980. L-R (standing): Robert Nisbet, Lachie Cameron, John Lachie MacInnes, Lachie MacKinnon, Duncan MacPhail, Donald MacLean, Hugh Campbell, Niel MacKinnon (?), Jimmy Wilson, Lachie MacLean, Archie MacArthur. L-R (seated) Duncan MacInnes, Donald MacArthur, Iain MacKinnon, Flora Rutter.
Extracts from “Farming Leader” 1965 about NFU Tiree branch and Lachlan MacKinnon, Hillcrest
Scanned extracts from “Farming Leader”, the official journal of the National Farmers Union of Scotland, 1965. Includes a photograph of the Tiree branch committee group at their AGM: including Roderick Morrison (Secretary), Archie MacArthur (President) and John MacArthur (Vice-President), and three pages about Lachlan MacKinnon, Hillcrest, Balephetrish in “Farmers in Focus” including photographs of Lachlan and his family and livestock.
Local news including the increasing price of petrol, the departure of An Tirisdeach editor Craig Langley, the CalMac `overland route`, the drink driving campaign, letter from the manse and news from the NFU and youth club.
Local news including the malfunction of the disinfection system of the mains water, Cornaigbeg by Sandy MacKinnon, proposed Roll of Honour for WWII, Gaelic tapes from Tiree Heritage Society, and news from NFU, the feis and the Hynish Centre.
Local news including the general election, the risks of skin cancer and cataracts, the proposed community buy-out of Sruthan Stores, campaign news from MP Ray Michie, an article on recycling by Elizabeth Robertson, Cornaigmore part 5 by Sandy MacKinnon, and news from the NFU, the regatta club and the feis.
Local news including charges for residents of the Continuing Care Unit, the local bus service, botanical survey of Tiree, waste recycling, Gaelic survey, new optician for Tiree and news from the golf club, Tiree Art Exhibition, the regatta club, the Womens Guild, SWRI, NFU and the windsurfing club.
Local news including nursing beds at Taigh a` Ruadh, township dumps, the Hebridean Trust`s purchase of part of the Skerryvore complex at Hynish, NFU report, Gaelic poem by Sandy MacKinnon, contribution by Rev George Donaldson and news from the Boys Brigade, WRI, golf club and the school.