Softback book ‘Shore Lines – word pictures from an island’ by Donald E Meek, 2019. A collection of verse in English composed by Donald Meek, Caoles, about his life on Tiree from the 1950s to the present. Signed by Donald for An Iodhlann.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 451, 25/09/2009
Local news: Skerryvore perform in China and win A&B’s Young Entrepeneur of the Year; Alan Reid MP visits Tiree; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’ – Tiree at war; Lunch Club remembers 1930s Tiree; new social worker for Tigh a’ Rudha; report of Strathclyde fire chief’s visit; policing Tiree Wave Classic; Tiree-Islay exchange; report of SWRI meeting; forthcoming visit by Tobermory lifeboat; school news – fundraising for Mod trip, healthy eating week, new rugby club; letters to the editor – damage to machair at Caoles; volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels; community Powerdown project – solar hot water; poem about wind power by Nik Rawson; sheep sale results; forthcoming boat restoration course.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 442, 15/05/2009
Local news: article about whether Tiree’s health service is prepared for an outbreak of Swine Flu; Gordon Scott’s ‘Himalayan Odyssey’; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’; cruise ship visit to Tiree; Alec MacLean’s poem ‘Na Muileann Gaoithe‘; Tiree 10K; reporter’s notes about Ian Sharp’s continuing illness and a light aircraft belonging to a Belgian couple who have bought a house on the island; SWRI news; fundraising for the Pre-5 school garden; advert for an Agri-plastic recycling service; A&B councillor’s report on the condition of Argyll’s roads; John Bowler’s RSPB news; AGM of Tiree Community Development Trust.
Hardback book ‘Leabhar na Ceilidh’ by Fionn, 1898, belonging to the MacDonald family, Greenbank, Kilmoluaig. On the inside cover is written “Rev HM Paterson” and “K Macdonald, 15/5/39”
Collection of handwritten and typed songs and poems in Gaelic. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Collection of five booklets of ‘Tocher – Tales, Songs and Traditions’ from the archives of the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh, 1978-1991, containing Tiree material: Blar nan Sguab / Battle of the Sheaves, No. 18, pg 44; The Dairymaid and the Cattle-Thief, No. 18, pg 49; Marbhrann do Mhrs. Noble / Elegy for Mrs Noble, No. 18, pg 50; A’ Chailleach Bhuana / the Harvest Maiden, No. 18, pg 52; Niall Og’s Harvest, No. 18, pg 54; An Corp-Creadh mu Dheireadh / The Last Clay Image made in Tiree, No. 18, pg 56; The Loss of the Fishing Boats (Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856), No. 18, pg 58; Oran an Fhuadaich / Song of the Storm (Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856), No. 18, pg 60; Diarmad agus Gràine, No. 18, pg 62; Donald Sinclair, No. 20, pg 152; Hector Kennedy, No. 32, pg 69; Latha Bathadh Bhaile Phuill / The Balephuil Disaster (1856), No. 32, pg 90; Oran do Shir Dòmhnall MacPhàrlain / Song to Sir Donald MacFarlane, No. 32, pg 92; Tha mise seo gun chruit gun sgoth / I am here with neither Croft nor Boat, No. 32, pg 94; Gilleasbuig Laidir and the Factor, No. 32, pg 96; ‘Lord’ MacDonald, No. 32, pg 98; Tiree settlers in Ontario, No. 42, pg 362; A’ Falbh a Tiriodh / Leaving Tiree, No. 42, pg 410; Donald MacLean Sinclair, No. 42, pg 424; Neil Lamont, No. 43, pg 67.
Scanned front cover of the ‘Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree‘ by Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, ca 1930. The book was used by LAC John Roberts, Wales, when he served at RAF Tiree during 1944-45. The original book remains with the family. One of the poems inside, ‘Sunny Tiree’, is written by AV Christie: Tiree Bards.
Softback book ‘Sreathan anns a’ Ghainmhich – bàrdachd, duanagan is òrain’ le Dòmhnall Eachann Meek, 2017. ‘Lines in the Sand’ is a collection of 136 poetry, rhymes and songs written by Professor Emeritus Donald E Meek (Falkirk and Caoles), inspired by the people and places of Tiree. 266 pages entirely in Gaelic.
Small hardback boook ‘An Ceud Leabhar Leughaidh’ containing 27 stories and poems in Gaelic, with an introduction by Domhnall Mac a-Phi (Donald MacPhee). Covered in brown wrapping paper. Handwritten on the outised and inside covers is “Cathie Sinclair, Cornaigmore High School, 1941”. From a series of Gaelic books for schools.
‘Sea Dreams’ – a collection of 16 poems in English and Gaelic by Alex MacLean, Cornaigbeg, 2004.