Chrome-plated Morse signalling torch from Lochearn. Given to Donald Brown, Vaul, by Captain Johnny MacKinnon, Vaul.
Reminiscence of the emergency Wireless Telegraphy Services to the Hebrides in the 1920s
Printed internet download of the reminiscence of David H Murdoch about his time on the Emergency WT Service (Wireless Telegraphy Section of the British Post Office) to the Western Isles in the 1920s, including Tiree, Barra and South Uist. His job was to provide a communication service to the islands when the normal telegraph system failed.
Book of GPO postage stamps, 1963
Complete 5-shilling book of postage stamps from 1963: 12 purple stamps @ 3d; 6 red @ 1d; 6 blue @ 2 1/2 d; 6 orange @ 1/2d, with information about postage rates and advertisements. Light blue card cover with stitched spine. Donated by Neil Munn, Middleton.
Booklet “Island Postal History” Series: No.9, 1979
Booklet about the history of the postal services to the islands of Mull, Iona, Coll & Tiree, published by the author James A. MacKay of Dumfries in 1979.
Franked envelope from Balemartine Post Office dated 1981
Franked envelope from Balemartine Post Office. Reads “Balemartine, Scarinish, Isle of Tiree, B 1 July 1981.
Update from the Atlantic Rising project 2010
Printout of email from Will Lorimer and sample internet content from the Atlantic Rising project. The Atlantic Rising team visit low-lying communities around the Atlantic edge that are being, or will be, affected by sea-level rises of 1m due to climate change. Includes Tiree, where Tiree school children and fishermen helped launch a huge message in a bottle. Will`s family have a second home at Hynish – Millport House.
Original pages of An Tirisdeach, 14 February 1990
Original pages of the second issue of the `new look` An Tirisdeach – Tiree newsletter, 14 February 1990.
Book “Three Centuries of Scottish Post”
Book about the postal service in Scotland from 1603 to 1836. By ARB Haldane. Tiree included on pages 187-190.