Tag Archives: radio

2012.125.4

Photograph of the Decca Hifix radio mast and camp at West Hynish in 1966

Black & white photograph of the temporary Decca Hifix radio mast and camp at West Hynish in 1966. The radio was one of three used to accurately locate a Royal Navy survey vessel `HMS Mermaid` that was mapping the topography of the seabed in the shipping lanes between Scotland and Ireland. The other two radios were located at Malin Head and Islay. (For further details see 2012.125.5 filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)

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2012.125.3

Photograph of the Decca Hifix radio camp at West Hynish in 1966.

Black & white photograph of the temporary Decca Hifix radio camp at West Hynish in July 1966, on the left of the picture (on the site that is now Agrimarine`s gravel quarry). The thatched house and barns of the last croft on the road are on the right with stooks in the field. Skerryvore lighthouse is just visible on the horizon.

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2010.53.26

Letter and newspaper cutting about a demonstration in Glasgow for radio broadcasts in Gaelic 1976

Typed letter from An Iodhlann (Alasdair Sinclair?) dated Aug. 2007, to the BBC Gaelic Department regarding a newspaper cutting about a demonstration in Glasgow in 1976 for greater coverage of radio broadcasts in Gaelic.

2009.155.1

CD of BBC Radio Scotland programmes “Hebridean War” 2006, featuring the voices of Angus Munn and Hugh MacLean, both Tiree

BBC Radio Scotland programmes “Hebridean War” (WWII) on CD featuring recordings of Angus Munn and Hugh MacLean that were leant to Radio Scotland by An Iodhlann to make the programmes. Includes a letter from Mary Ann Kennedy (Watercolour Music) thanking John Holliday (An Iodhlann chairperson) and Catriona MacLeod (Archivist) for their help.

1999.145.1

Audio cassette recording of Willie and Effie Dickie of Caoles talking to Dr John Holliday in January 1999.

Willie and Effie Dickie of Caoles talks to Dr John Holliday in January 1999 about their early life and schooling, the start of World War II, Effie’s work in the NAAFI in Tiree, dances and entertainment, rationing and egg-collecting, Willie’s time in the RAF, his arrival in Tiree, the snow in 1943, servicing aircraft, air-sea rescue, 281 Squadron, life in Nissen huts, football and table tennis, the RAF station magazine, war news on the radio and censorship, discipline, church services, RAF doctors and shortages during the war.

2001.168.6

Audio cassette recording of BBC Reidio nan Gaidheal programme about a ceilidh in the Scarinish Hotel in 2001.

Recording of BBC Rèidio nan Gàidheal programme about a ceilidh in the Scarinish Hotel with (side A) Morven MacInnes singing Ribeanan Riamhach, Donald Archie MacPhail singing An teid thu leam gu tir a’ mhurainn, Joy Dunlop singing A’ fhleasgach òg is ceanalta, John and Sarah Holliday playing the flute and fiddle, Neil Oliver on the fiddle, Keneth MacIver talking to Dolina MacDonald, Flora MacLean, Nancy Kennedy, John MacKinnon, Lachie Brown, Ishbel MacArthur and Catriona MacLean, (side B) Alasair MacInnes talking about Tiree airport, Roddy MacKay talking CalMac services and Iain MacKinnon talking about Social Work. Program BBC Rèidio nan Gaidheal mun cèilidh ann an Taigh Òsda Sgairinis ann an 2001 le (taobh A) Morven Nic Aonghais a’ seinn Ribeanan Riamhach, Dòmhnall Eàirdsidh MacPhàil a’ seinn An teid thu leam gu tìr a’ mhurainn, Joy Dunlop a’ seinn A fhleasgach òg is ceanalta, Iain agus Sarah Holliday a’ cluich duiseal agus fidheall, Coinneach MhicIomhair a’ bruidhinn ri Doileag NicDhòmhnaill, Fionnghal NicIllEathain, Nansaidh Nic Ulraig, Iain MhicFhioghain, Lachlan MhicIlleDhuinn, Iseabail NicArtair agus Catriona NicIllEathain, (Taobh B) Alasdair MhicAonghais a’ bruidhinn mu Phort-Adhair Thiriodh, Ruairidh MhicAoidh a’ bruidhinn mu sheirbheisean CalMac agus Iain MhicFhionghain a’ bruidhinn mu Sheirbheisean Sòisealta.

2001.168.5

Audio cassette recording of BBC Reidio nan Gaidheal programme about a ceilidh in the Scarinish Hotel in 2001.

Recording of BBC Rèidio nan Gàidheal programme about a ceilidh in the Scarinish Hotel in 2001 with (side A) Kenneth MacIver and Morag MacDonald talking to John MacKinnon about Skerryvore lighthouse and renovating the Hynish complex, Catriona Campbell about the Kirkapol chapels, the local churches and the Trudgers’ Walk and Hugh MacLean about the Tiree bards; (side B) Grace MacKinnon sings Leaving Lismore, John Campbell sings Fàgail Braigh Bhalla, Angus MacPhails plays the accordion as do the Cornaigbeg Ceilidh Band, Bernie Smith sings Buain an Rannoch and Kenneth MacIver chats to Flora MacLean, Fiona Brown and Mary Brown. Clàr BBC Rèidio nan Gàidheal program mu chèilidh anns an Taigh-òsda Sgairinis ann an 2001 (taobh A) le Coinneach ’ic Iomhair agus Mòrag Dhòmhnallach a’ bruidhinn ri Iain ’ic Fhionghain mu Thaigh Solais na Sgeir Mhòr agus thogalaichean Haoidhnis, ri Catrìona Chaimbeul mu na caibealan ann an Circeabol, na h-eaglaisean ionadail agus cuairt nan ‘Trudgers’, agus ri Eòghann Mhic’Ill’Eathainn mu na Bàird Thirisdich; (taobh B) tha Giorsal Nic Fhionghain a’ seinn Fàgail Lios Mòr, Iain Caimbeul a’ seinn Fàgail Bràigh Bhalla, Aonghas Mac Phàil a’ cluich am bocsa-ciùil cho mar ri Chòmhlan-ciùil Chòrnaig Bhige, Bernie Mac a’ Ghobhainn a’ seinn Buain an Raithneach agus Coinneach ’ic Iomhair a’ còmhradh ri Fionnghal Nic’Ill’Eathainn, Fionnghal Nic’IlleDhuinn agus Màiri Nic’IlleDhuinn.

2000.40.1

Audio cassette recording of Iain Clark giving a public talk at An Iodhlann on 2/4/2000.

Iain Clark talks in An Iodhlann in April 2000 about his connection with Coll, his many happy memories of holidays there, the day the `Nevada` went aground off Coll in 1942 and its subsequent salvage, diet, radio, rationing and his first shooting experience. (Continues on AC200)