60th anniversary souvenir edition of NHS Glasgow’s ‘Health News’ newspaper, July 2008, containing articles and photographs from the birth of the NHS in 1948 to 2008. Most folk on Tiree will have used Glasgow’s hospital facilities at some time over the decades, and many took up positions in nursing there. The paper provides an insight into health care at that time. From ‘Harbour’, Caoles.
Four photographs of Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay, taken in around 1914-1920. Charles died at the age of 28 after being gassed on the Somme during WW1. Top left: Charles in the uniform of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, with his brothers Hector McLean (left) and Donald Archibald McLean (right). Top right: Charles (seated left) and two fellow patients in their ‘hospital blues’ uniforms. Lower left: Charles (standing 3rd from right, wearing Glengarry hat) and other patients and staff at the Army Hosptial. Lower right: Charles (seated left) in around 1914(?). Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
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Black & white photograph of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in nurses uniform in around 1924. On the reverse is written “Dear and kind Auntie Mashag”. Mary was the youngest sister of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. She married Alfred McGill and had a son, Freddie. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Black & white photograph of two generations of MacLeans of Kenovay & Linlithgow, in 1941. (L-R) Mary, Charles, Effie, Donald Archibald, Euphemia, with Alister in front. Taken just before Charles, an RAF airman, went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
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Colour photograph of the Tiree District Nursing team in the 1990s. L-R: Kate MacCallum, Jane Williams, Sylvia Pearson, Ann MacKinnon, Mairi MacKinnon. Seated: Flora MacKinnon, Storm Byfield.
Collection of 36 original colour photographs, including the Reading Room and first exhibitions, Whitehouse Cattle Show, houses Taigh a’ Bhochdainn and Lag nan Cruach before renovation, ploughing demonstration, Tiree district nurses, Tiree football team ca. 1999. Most are catalogued separately (see 2018.54.5 – 27).
Softback report ‘Profiles: Health and Community in Rural and Urban Argyll’ using data from the Rural-Urban Morbidity Recording Project (2001-2004), by Jane Farmer et al, 2004. The profiles include the work of health professionals, people’s health status and their use of health services. They also highlight strengths and weaknesses of living in the local communities – centering on factors which might be related to health. See pages 17-23 for data from Tiree.
Softback book ‘Hebridean Heroines: Twentieth Century Queen’s Nurses (1940s – 1970s)’ by Catherine M. Morrison, 2017.
Provides insight into the lives of women from the Western Isles who worked as district nurses in the mid-twentieth century. Here they describe in their own words their everyday lives; working long hours and always available when called, regardless of hour, weather conditions or remoteness.