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Hardback book ‘Gaelic Scotland: The Transformation of a Culture Region’ by W. J. Withers, 1988. Covers the process of cultural change in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, particularly during the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Including policies of successive governments, the decline of the Gaelic language, and the Clearances.) Tiree mentioned pages 8, 181, 209, 214, 219, 225, 241, 285, 357, 359, 373-5 & 380.


Bound booklet of transcribed excerpts regarding Tiree from the Autobiography and Memoirs of George Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900).

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Bound undergraduate dissertation ‘A view of Tiree in 1965’ by FG Hay, Geography Honours, University of Glasgow, 1967. Based on a visit to the island in June-July 1965. Topics include geology, land managment, population and demographics, weather, townships, crofting, infratructure, communications and amenities.


Newspaper cutting from 1965 about the `problem of Tiree incomers`

Photocopy and originals of two letters to the editor published in the same edition of the Oban Times in 1965, angered by a previous letter-writer`s views, pen-name `Born and Educated in Tiree`, on the `problem` of incomers on Tiree speaking their minds. One is by AM MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and the other by RM Cameron, Scarinish. Given to Ishbel Neill by S. McQuarrie, widow of Iain McQuarrie of Coldingham, and formerly of Coll and Tiree.


List of inhabitants of Tiree in 1779

Photocopied extract from an A5-sized book (probably published by Argyll Estate) listing the names and ages of all the inhabitants of land belonging to Argyll Estates in 1779. Found in Flora MacArthur`s house (now demolished) at Sandaig 2010.


Appendix G: Tiree Household and Population, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”

Printout of Appendix G: Tiree Household and Population, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”. List of the number of households and population size on Tiree by year from 1747 to 1891.

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