Three detailed diaries of Neil MacPhail, Registrar at Kirkapol during 1897-1924. The diaries cover the periods 1897-1900, 1911-1926, 1920-1923. Entries include the weather, maintenance around the croft, sowing, harvests, cattle breeding, deaths, purchases and payments. Neil was awarded an MBE in 1979 for his services as a Registrar.
Black & white photograph of (L-R) Alex MacPhail, Chrissie MacPhail (nee MacFadyen) and Florence MacPhail, outside Neil MacPhail’s house at Kirkapol in the 1980s. Alex was Neil’s cousin who lived in Vista, Manitoba with his wife Florence. The house was built around 1900 by Donald MacPhail.
Photograph of a letter from 10 Downing Street to Neil MacPhail, Kirkapol, stating that the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, has it in mind to add Neil’s name to the New Year Honour’s list. Dated November 1979. Neil was awarded an MBE in 1980.
Black & white photograph of (L-R) Chrissie MacPhail (nee MacFadyen), Neil MacPhail, Kirkapol, and their daughter Mairi Griffith (nee MacPhail), at Buckingham Palace in 1980 on the occasion of Neil receiving an MBE for his services as Registrar.
Transcript of a letter dated 8/1/1880 from former Registrar Malcolm Livingston to George McFadyen.
Transcript of a letter dated 8/1/1880 from former Registrar for Tiree Malcolm Livingston to George McFadyen of New Zealand about a copy of George`s birth certificate also news of his relatives on Tiree and a storm in December that caused much damage.
Audio cassette recording of Rosie MacIntyre of Scarinish talking to Dr John Holliday in September 1998.
Rosie MacIntyre (Ròsaidh Chaluim a’ Ghobhainn) of Scarinish talks to Dr John Holliday about her schooldays at Scarinish School, wartime activities, the Lodge where her mother worked for Lady Victoria Campbell, how Lady Victoria helped the island by getting a district nurse, starting a Women’s Guild, and setting up woodwork, sewing and knitting classes; she also talks the genealogy of people from Gott and Kirkapol.