Tag Archives: oban

2013.46.1

Photograph and artwork of Archibald MacDonald, 1912

Black carboard box containing card-framed sections of the original montage of artwork, photograph and text: [large wood and glass framed montage of a sepia photograph of Archibald MacDonald aged about 17, surrounded by watercolour paintings of flowering plants painted by him whilst at school. Two plaques at the foot of the frame read “These drawings were done by Archibald MacDonald in the year 1912 while attending Cornaigmore Higher Grade School. In the year 1914 he went to Oban High School” and “Rector of Cornaigmore Higher Grade School Mr Ross, Rector of Oban High School Mr Kennedy”. Archibald probably served and died during WWI. A note with the picture written by Angus (Pier Road) in 2008(?), states that it was “made by one of the people of `Lagnachuach, Cornaig`. The varnish on the frame appears to have been partly stripped]. Re-formatted under instruction by Dr John Holliday, An Iodhlann, 2013/14

2013.31.7

Newspaper cuttings about Ena MacGregor Whyte, 1987, and Tearlach MacGregor Whyte, 1981

Photocopy of two newspaper obituaries (possibly from the Oban Times) for the daughter-in-law and son of artist Duncan MacGregor Whyte of Oban/Balephuil. (1) `An appreciation of Mrs Ena MacGregor Whyte`, wife of Tearlach MacGregor Whyte, 1987, (2) `Mr Tearlach MacGregor Whyte, Oban`, obituary, 1981.

2013.30.1

Photograph of a painting by Duncan MacGregor-Whyte

Colour photograph of a painting of a boy sitting on the machair at Balephuil, with Kenavara in the background, by Duncan MacGregor-Whyte (1866-1953) of Oban/Balephuil. Taken at an exhibition of his works in Oban in 1984. The boy is John Brown of Balephuil, Donald Archie Brown’s cousin.

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2013.30.3

Photograph of Ena MacGregor-Whyte at an exhibition of works by Duncan MacGregor-Whyte

Colour photograph of Ena MacGregor-Whyte at an exhibition of paintings by her father-in-law Duncan MacGregor-Whyte (1866-1953) of Oban/Balephuil in Oban in 1984.

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2013.30.4

Photograph of Ena MacGregor Whyte and Meena Knapman in 1984

Colour photograph of (L-R) Ena MacGregor Whyte and Meena Knapman, Kenovay, at an exhibition of paintings by Ena`s father-in-law Duncan MacGregor-Whyte (1866-1953) of Oban/Balephuil in Oban in 1984.

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2010.16.3

Archive film about Strathclyde c 1973

DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `Strathclyde`. Filmed in 1973, colour, sound. About the forthcoming new Scottish region of Strathclyde using the views of school children from the region to describe their local areas. Senior pupil at Oban High School, Lachie MacFadyen, speaks about his home of Tiree. Footage includes the old mart at Crossapol farm, the Hebridean Knitwear Factory, Scarinish harbour and travelling between Tiree and Oban to school on the ferry “Claymore”. Other areas mentioned: Dalavich, Oban, Coatbridge, Oban hostel, bus to west Loch Tarbert ferry, Tayinloan ferry, Glasgow, housing projects, Hunterston nuclear power station and industrial estate.

2010.16.5

Archive film from 1972 about Round `The Mull`

DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `Round `The Mull“. Filmed in 1972, colour, sound. A tour of the western isles on board the “Loch Carron” ferry in June 1972. Starting at Kingston Bridge, Glasgow then down the Clyde under the Erskine Bridge, Dumbarton Rock and Greenock. On to Arran, Fladda lighthouse and round the Mull of Kintyre. Then Tobermory, Coll and Tiree. A walk around Tiree includes footage of An Iodhlann when it was used as a dental surgery by dentist W.R.Weatherston. Then Barra, Lochboisdale and back to Oban.