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Archive film from 1944 about `The Isles of Youth`

DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `The Isles of Youth`. Filmed in 1944, colour, silent. David MacBrayne`s silent film of various island scenery in the western isles, interspersed with poetic texts. Subjects include ferries, buses, Oban, Stornoway, Harris and Harris tweed, Rodeland & St.Clements Church, Uist, Barra, Tiree including the ship “Mary Stewart” abandoned in Scarinish Harbour but still intact, Lunga, Iona, Staffa, Mull, Highland Games.


Archive film from 1966 about `A Dentist`s Road to the Isles`

DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `A Dentist`s Road to the Isles`. Filmed in 1966, colour, sound. Film journal of dental surgeon John Cadden`s trip around the isles to treat patients. Starting at his home in Dumbarton, then to Oban via the Clyde and the Crinan Canal on his boat “Contance”. Then to Tobermory for the first of his treatments, followed by Rum and Eigg. Many close-up views of dental patients undergoing treatment. He also treated patients on Tiree, Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Soay, but not on this trip.


Series of seven bills/invoices to John Kennedy, Contractor, Crossapol, 1950-54

Bills / invoices for petrol and coal to John Kennedy, Contractor, Crossapol from (1&2) Duncan MacArthur, Coal and Motor Merchant, The Store, Balemartine, (3) James H MacDonald, Joiner, Scarinish, (4) Mr MacDonald, Scarinish, (5) Scarinish Hotel, (6) Charles Lamont, Coal Merchant, Kenovay, (7) Thomas Corson & Co Ltd, Auctioneers and Live-stock Agents, West Highland Auction Mart, Oban.


Photograph of a group of young Tiree adults in the 1920s

Black & white photograph of L-R (standing): unknown woman; Donald Archie MacLean, Millhouse; unknown woman; Neil Brown Cornaigbeg; unknown woman; (seated) Alec Hector MacPhail, Clachan; Mary MacPhail, Cornaig PO. Two of the other women are Isobel Stewart, Oban, and Mary Ann MacDonald, Kilmoluaig. Neil Brown was the brother of John Neil Brown`s father. Donald Archie was Archie Dubh`s father. Alec Hector was Willie Clachan`s father.



Oblong cardboard box with oval insert and lid. Lid stamped with ` Wall Taylor, Caledonian Mans., Oban`. Use unknown.