Hardback book ‘The Gaelic Songs of Duncan MacIntyre’, edited and translated into English by George Calder, Edinburgh, 1912. Duncan MacIntyre ‘Donnacha Ban nan Oran’ (1745-1812) was a Gaelic bard famed throughout the Highland’s and beyond. Some songs are unusually humorous and satirical. Includes a biography, definitions of some Gaelic place names and a hand-annotated newspaper cutting mentioning Mr Robert Buchanan. Found in ‘Melness’, Cornaigbeg.
Two CD-ROMs containing texts by Neil M Brownlie, Barrapol (1925-2015): (1) Three MacLean Bards from Tiree (143 pages), and (2) The Etymology of the Place-names in Tiree (358 pages).
Information about the origins and forms of the surname ‘Tyrie’, from the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names, 2016. There are several alternative spellings of the name from Murdoch de Tiri in 1292, to Robert Tyree in 1785. In 1881, the name Tyrie was most common in Angus.
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Digital copy of local history bulletin West Highland Notes and Queries, Series 5, No. 1, March 2021.
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Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 449, 28/08/2009
Local news: MSP for Children and Early Years visit; results of the lamb sale; An Iodhlann’s new place names project by Iona Brown; Tiree competitors at Mull half marathon; dates for forthcoming Tiree Wave Classic; community windturbine works progress; Girl Guides reunion on Tiree in 2010; Canadian funders assist An Iodhlann’s genealogy records; Windsurf Club update; information about Tiree High School gala day.
Bound dissertation ‘Norse by Northwest: pursuing Scandinavian settlement on Coll and Tiree’ by Oliver Rusk, University of Glasgow, 2016, discussing the lack of rigorous archaeological research into Viking-Age settlement in the Inner Hebrides, despite the evidence in place-names and land management.
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Hardback book ‘Audur’ by Vilborg Davidsdottir, 2009. The novel follows a Viking girl, Audur, from her childhood on Tiree to Iceland. Signed by the author “To John Holliday with warm regards from Iceland! 2 July 2018”. Includes some Norse names for places in Tiree, Dublin and the rest of the British Isles. Entirely in the Icelandic language.
Softback book ‘A Gaelic Grammar’ by George Calder, 1990, including personal and place names.
Diagram naming islands and peaks seen from Caoles
Laminated diagram naming islands and peaks seen from Caoles in full 360 degree panorama. In sequential strips representing the horizon in 30 degree sections (plus one 45 degree section). Text shows compass bearings and distances in miles. Based on Ordnance Survey digital contour data. Compiled by J Z de Ferranti in 1994.
Photocopied extract of an article about the location of the Old Norse place-name ‘Isleborg’ in the Argyll Islands, by Dr John Holliday, Balephuil, and the possibility that it refers to an ancient fort on Loch an Eilein on Tiree. Published in West Highland Notes and Queries, Series 4, No. 2, December 2016.
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