Tag Archives: poetry and poems


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.


Handwritten poem in praise of Rev Hector Cameron (1880-1940), Cornaigmore, by Hugh MacCowan, a worker in the slate quarry on Seil Island. Given to the donor by Hector Cameron’s son. The poem begins: In memory of the late Hector Cameron

“It’s Hector Cameron’s death we mourn / We lost a faithful friend / Our throbbing hearts with anquish torn / His fame we will defend.”

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Hardback book `O Choille gu Bearradh – From Wood to Ridge – Collected poems in Gaelic and English’ by Sorley MacLean, 1989

Book of Gaelic poems by Raasay-born Sorley MacLean (Somhairle MacGill-Eain; b. 1911), with English translations. Signed by the author “do Mharsaili, le dùrachd, Somhairle MacGill-Eain, 7.4.90”, and then by Margie (Mharsaili?) “To the Holliday family with best wishes, Margie Woodward, Cley Oct. 1999”.


Conference paper about sustainable use of a cultural landscape – machair, by William Welstead, Baugh, 2013

Draft paper about the relationship between culture, machair and conservation. Submitted to a symposium on `Literature and Sustainablility` on the mainland in 2013. Includes emailed comments on the draft by Dr John Bowler, RSPB Tiree, summary and biography of W Welstead, and the symposium timetable.

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Assortment of teaching material from Tiree High School, ca. 1980

Assortment of photocopied typed and hand-written texts used to teach Argyll history in Tiree High School around the 1980s. Includes: the Stevenson brothers; Dr Johnson and James Boswell 1773; Glen Coe; Duror of Appin; Auchindrain Museum; Nether Lochaber – stories of Rev. Alexander Stewart; Inveraray Castle; Dunollie Castle; Kilchurn Castle; Duart Castle; Kinlochaline Castle; The Song of the Clyde; Mary of Argyll; The Isle of Mull; The Road to the Isles; Mull and the other inner isles; The Smaller Sudereys; West Inverness and Argyll; Oban; Crinan Canal; map of Iona