Aerial photograph of the MacLean house at Druimfraoich, Kenovay, in around 1975. Note the old tractors and hay stacks in the field. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Collection of 14 colour photo-prints of various scenes from Tiree from 1960 to 2010, including an passenger aircraft at Tiree airport, a double-decker bus at the pier, out-buildings at Coales, an old well, Kilkenneth chapel and Kirkapol farmland. Five of the images are accessioned separately (see 2016.56.2 – 6).
Printed emails about military sites on Tiree, 2011, 2013 & 2016
Printed emails to An Iodhlann regarding military sites surveyed on Tiree by Martin Briscoe, Fort William, in September 2011, April 2013 and June 2016. Includes information on hitherto unmapped buildings and links to photo-sharing websites on which there are many photographs of ruins of military installations on Tiree in 2011.
Photograph of Lachie & Flora MacLean at a Bronze Age burial chamber, Kenavara, ca. 1998
Colour photograph of Lachie & Flora MacLean, Druimfraoich, at ‘Naimh Chaluim Chèaird / the cave of Calum the tinker’ on the Balephuil side of Kenavara around 1995-2000. Thought to be a Neolithic/Bronze Age burial chamber. It is named after a traveller who presumably sheltered there.
Keder Greenhouse Gazette issue 511, May-June 2009
Gazette of the manufacturers of Keder greenhouses, May-June 2009, with article about erection of several Keder greenhouses on Tiree, including photo of Claudia Fergusson-Smythe`s greenhouse at The Green.
Book: `Back to the Wind, Front to the Sun – The Traditional Croft House` by Caroline Hirst
Book by Caroline Hirst based on the collections of the late Angus Macleod of Calbost, Lewis, describing the construction, contents and way of life of traditional croft houses of the Hebridean islands.
The shed at Balemartine with the roof made from an old boat, photographed by Dr John Holliday in 2004.
The unpredictability of the sea quite naturally bred a strong sense of the magical and superstitious amongst Tiree’s fishermen. Everything had to be done sun- or clock-wise. Boats were always pushed into the sea stern first and then turned ‘deiseal’, clock-wise.
Women were thought to be unlucky in or near a boat. It was widely thought that it brought misfortune to have a minister on a boat. Even meeting a minister on the way to fishing was a bad sign. If anyone called after a fisherman going to sea it was unlucky and they turned back.
It was bad luck to burn a boat and the old fishermen would pull boats that were no longer seaworthy up on the shore and leave them to rot. Sometimes old boats were made into roofs for outhouses as in this photograph taken in Balemartine.