Wooden potato masher
Hand-worked, long-handled, wooden potato masher.
Collection of metal tools from a ruin in the 1970s
Assemblage of eight black-painted tools, length of straw rope and a pair of glasses, collected by Ailean Boyd from ruins in the 1970s: forge tongs, head of an open clay spade used for heavy soils of bottoms of ditches, pony shoe, turf edger head, hammer wrench, ash scraper, fork head, unknown head.
Paragraph about the introduction of the potato to the Hebrides from “General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides” by James MacDonald A.M.
Typed transcript of a paragraph about the introduction of the potato to the Hebrides in 1743, by James MacDonald. It describes the reluctance of the tenants to grow potatoes and the eventual domination in their diet.
Project folder `From Farm to Restaurant` produced by Primary Class 6 and 7 in 1994-5
Project folder produced by P6/7 in 1994-5 or the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1992-3 and which contains photographs and an account of the project.
Comb-bound report of P6/7` s conclusions from their interviews for a project for the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1994-5.
Report by P6/7 on what they learned from interviewing butcher Donald Archie MacLean, farmer Archie John MacLean and crofters Alasdair MacInnes and Janet Paterson.
Thirteen colour photographs and page of information for a Primary School project for the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1994-5.
Thirteen photographs of P6/7 interviewing various food producers on Tiree and working on the questions plus a board-mounted page of information for a project for the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1994-5; poster for the Royal Highland Show 1996.
Audio cassette recording of Margaret Green of Mannal talking to Maggie Campbell in 2000.
Margaret Green of Mannal talks to Maggie Campbell in 2000 about her childhood holidays in Mannal and playing with the other children on the shore, the people who lived in Mannal, the fishing boats and sharing the catch, fishing for sea-bream in June, her blind great-grandfather whose house was set on fire during the Clearances, a story about the curse put on the factor of the time, visiting relatives and friends, and returning to Glasgow laden with parcels of eggs, butter, cheese, potatoes and sometimes a chicken.
Audio cassette recording of Iain MacDonald of Balevullin talking to Maggie Campbell on 9/10/2001.
Iain MacDonald of Balevullin talks to Maggie Campbell about his childhood memories of Tiree, how people were more self-sufficient, growing potatoes, milking cows and churning butter, helping his uncle Murdoch, a butcher, deliver meat around the island in a pony and trap, the community spirit of shearing day, picture night at the Reef, coastguard drill and some of the people of Balevullin; Iain also discusses his work as a Highland dancer, judge and piper at the Highland Games.
Audio cassette recording of Neil MacLeod of Kilmoluaig talking to Maggie Campbell in November 1998.
Neil MacLeod of Kilmoluaig talks to Maggie Campbell in November 1998 about his schooldays, his work with the Post Office delivering mail in Cornaig at first by bike and then by pony, the general running of the Post Office, the difficulties during blackout in World War II, posting boxes of eggs and potatoes from Tiree, the introduction of the red mail vans in 1956, other postmen, the different ferries and the change in the pace of life.