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‘Tiree – an unauthorised biography’ – a history of Tiree and its people by William Clelland, 2009.

Text on CD-ROM about the history of Tiree and its people compiled by Australian descendant of Tiree, William Clelland. Includes chapters on the geography of the island, archaeology and first settlers, Christianity and the Gaelic language, Vikings and the wider Scottish history, overpopulation, black houses, kelp and education, evictions and emmigration, Napier Commission, Tiree bards. Index. Appendices including Tiree place names, weapons held by Tiree men and whether `rebel` in 1715, Argyll Estate report of 1737, prisoners of the `45 rebellion, sales from farms, Old Parish Register for marriages and baptisms 1766-1854, households and population 1747-1901, Napier Commission evidence and witness statements 1883, population census 1779-1891. For appendices see 2009.123.2-11.


Appendix A: Place names of Tiree, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”

Printout of Appendix A: Place names of Tiree, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”. List of placenames in English and Gaelic, their origin, grid reference and other names.

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Book “The Gaelic Place Names and Heritage of Inverness”

Softback book by Roddy Maclean (Ruairidh MacIlleathain) about the city, Gaelic language and heritage of Inverness.


Book “A` Ghaidhlig air Aghaidh na Tire – Gaelic in the Landscape”

Book about Gaelic place names in the North West Highlands by Ruairidh MacIlleathain.


Audio cassette recording of Gilleasbuig Kennedy, West Hynish talking to Maggie Campbell in June 2004.

(Continued from AC354) Gilleasbuig Kennedy of West Hynish talks to Maggie Campbell in June 2004 about the area round his house at ‘Na Cuiltean’, the place-names of West Hynish, the dangers of submerged rocks in the sea around the township, his memories of his father teaching him the markers to guide the boat in safety, and a visit to Skerryvore when he climbed the lighthouse.


Booklet `Ainmean Aite an Eilein Ruim` by Peadar Morgan.

List of the place-names of Rum with their correct Gaelic spelling, their pronounciation and meaning.


Paperback book `The Isle of Mull – Placenames, Meanings and Stories` by Charles Maclean.

Facts and stories about the place-names on Mull giving an insight into the turbulent history of Mull through the centuries.