Colour photograph of The Reading Room, Scarinish, at the time of being purchased by the Tiree & Coll Gaelic Partnership in 1997, in order to house An Iodhlann – Tiree’s Historical Centre.
Collection of 36 original colour photographs, including the Reading Room and first exhibitions, Whitehouse Cattle Show, houses Taigh a’ Bhochdainn and Lag nan Cruach before renovation, ploughing demonstration, Tiree district nurses, Tiree football team ca. 1999. Most are catalogued separately (see 2018.54.5 – 27).
DVD copy of two television programmes about windsurfing on Tiree in the 1980s.
(1) Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition at the Maze, Balevullin, Travee and Gott Bay, 1987. Includes hay stooks in the field, Struthan Store, the Post Bus, the Coop Foodstore, the Reading Room/An Iodhlann and the old community hall at Crossapol. With appearances by Ailig MacArthur, Heylipol; Rev G Donaldson; PC Neil Morrison; Roddy MacKay, Balemartine; John Neil Brown, Cornaigbeg; Hugh MacLean; Iain MacArthur, Sandaig; ‘Bear’ MacKinnon; Lachie Cameron; Gordon Donald, Met Office; Fiona Munn, Kenovay.
(2) ‘Riding the Waves…Catching the Wind’, Wave Sailing Campionship, 1989. Includes the Maze, Travee, the Coop Foodstore, Loch Bhasapol, prize-giving in the old community hall. Appearances by ? Langley; Cathie Omand, Coop Manager; Brian Milne, Scarinish; PC Martin Penny; Willie Angus Maclean (?), Cornaigmore; Mark Beese, Kilmoluaig; Iain MacDonald, Kilmoluaig and Bruce Kemp, Balinoe.
Large hardback book ‘Leabhar na Feinne’, 1872. Published collection of heroic Gaelic ballads from the period 1512-1871, presented to Cornaigmore School by James Coates, Paisley, in 1905. James Coates donated many books to Tiree, including The Reading Room’s library (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 416, 10/5/08
Local news: message in a bottle, Crossapol; RSPB information; interview with Steve Thomson, Balinoe; release of CD of traditional Gaelic songs; Tales from the Stackyard – The Library, 1911; Lochgilphead School in Arctic; sheep tagging, Argyll Estates` fishing rules; livestock sale results; Tiree Community Trust news; SWRI meeting; bale-wrap recycling.
Photograph of Scarinish from the air in 1947
Black & white photograph of Scarinish from the air in 1947, probably taken from the platform of one of five communications towers present there at the time. Scarinish School is in the middle, whilst the Reading Room (An Iodhlann) is just visible on the left edge of the photo. (original stored on CD in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)
Audio recording of Mary MacKinnon and Rosemary Omand talking about banking on Tiree, 1949-2013
Mary MacKinnon, Parkhouse, and Rosemary Omand, Kenovay, are interviewed by Dr John Holliday at An Iodhlann on 9th Dec. 2013, about the history of banking on Tiree since its beginnings in 1949 in the Old Reading Room to Rosemary`s retirement in 2013. Topics include the layout of the building in the Reading Room, lack of infrastructure and sanitation, Mary`s exam for her job at the bank in 1951 and her contract, staffing, training, what happened before the bank, built by Hugh MacDonald, Rosemary`s start in 1970 and promotion to Manager in 1997, uniforms, balancing the cash, double keys, accounting, inspections, converting accounts, calculating interest etc, cheques, Mary`s retirement at age 55, bank managers, `Mobile` Banking, and cleaners.
Article in Oban Times 1911 about the annual business meeting of the Scarinish Library Committee
Copy of an article published in the Oban Times on 5th Aug 1911 about the annual business meeting of the Scarinish Library Committee held within the Reading Room of the library. Chaired by Mr Hugh MacDonald, postmaster, secretary and librarian. Also present: Mr MacDiarmid, factor, Rev. D. MacPherson and Mr Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish. Mentions death of Dr. Buchanan.