Local news including the opening of the nursing beds at Taigh a` Ruadh by Princess Anne, piper Gordon Rowan to play at the White House, HIE and local working groups, hedgehogs, advice from Dr Holliday on salt intake, Balevullin – part 5 by Sandy MacKinnon, and news from playgroups, the feis, the youth club and the Brownies and Guides.
Local news including the drop in income from tourism, complaints about cancellations of the ferry service, a poem by Elizabeth Munting, the Falklands newsletter `Penguin News`, and the upgrading of the fire service.
Letter dated 12/6/2003 from Donald MacIntyre, Gott, giving information about Charles MacLean of Kenovay.
Letter dated 12/6/2003 from Donald MacIntyre, Gott, giving information about Charles MacLean of Kenovay (site of the present Craft Shop) who was employed as a stud groom by David Adams, Scotland`s most famous Clydesdale horse breeder and exporter. Charles cared for shipments of mares and fillies for the six week journey to Australia.
Charles’ great-nephew tells us that “when Charles arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, he would stay at the home of a cousin MacLean. After disembarking the Clydesdale horses, Charles was told in Gaelic to have a bath because he smelled of horses”.
Black and white photograph of Calum Brown and Neil and Calum MacDonald.
Mauripur, Karachi, Pakistan, 1948-9. L-R: Neil MacDonald, Balevullin (Niall Sheumais a` Ghille); Calum Brown. Balephuil (Calum Thearlaich Chaluim); Neil`s brother, Calum MacDonald (Calum Sheumais a` Ghille). Neil was on transfer at the time with Air Headquarters, Pakistan. The two Calums were seamen on the `Tashenia` in port at Karachi.
Annie MacLeod of Kilmoluaig at the Qua Iboe Mission Hospital in Nigeria in 1956
Photograph of Annie MacLeod of Kilmoluaig at the Qua Iboe Mission Hospital in Nigeria in 1956.
Courtesy of Mr Iain MacLeod
Annie MacLeod of Kilmoluaig trained as a nurse after World War II in Glasgow, and at the Edinburgh Faith Mission College. She worked briefly as a district nurse on Tiree in 1954 and 1955. Unable to drive, she had to be taken on her rounds by Donald Archie and Duncan Cameron from the Scarinish Hotel.
She then left for Africa to work at the Qua Iboe Mission Hospital in southern Nigeria. The hospital had one doctor and four RGNs from Britain, and a maternity ward. Anna eventually became the nurse in charge of its leprosy wards.
Brought home by family circumstances, she worked as a nurse at Kilmartin and on Skye. On one of her return visits to Tiree, she met and married the well-known missionary Kenneth MacRae who was working on the island at the time.
Black and white photograph of Anna MacLeod, Carrachan in Nigeria, 1956.
Anna MacLeod (Anna Charrachan) with some patients from the women`s ward at Qua Iboe (Kwa Eebo) Mission Hospital, Etinan, Nigeria in spring 1956. The hospital had one doctor and four RGNs from the UK and a maternity ward.