Large, leather-bound Brown’s Bible (1868) belonging to the Nisbet family of Heanish. Handwritten on the inside, on a Family Register page, are the names and dates of birth of the Nisbet children: Flora, Catherine, Joan, Allister and Robert.
Hardback book ‘Cul-taic an T-saighdear’ (soldier’s support) by Donald Tulloch MacKay, Free Church minister on Tiree in the late 1800s. Reproduction of an out-of-print original religious manuscript in Gaelic, held in the National Library of Scotland (1935) and Lauriston Castle Library.
Small hardback book in Gaelic ‘An Saoghal a ta ri Teachd / The World to Come’ or ‘Seallaidhean Nèimh agus Ifrinn / Visions of Heaven and Hell’ by John Bunyan, 1891. On the inside front cover is handwritten ‘Francis Wm Taylor, 26th Janry 1901’. Rev Taylor was a Baptist minister. The book was in the belongings of John Brown, Sliabh, Balephuil.
Hardback book ‘Religion in a Hebridean Island’ by Rev Robert D Higham, 2020. Monograph about the history of religion and beliefs in the Hebrides, with particular reference to Tiree. Rev Higham was the Church of Scotland minister of the Parish of Tiree during 1995-2002.
Various personal cards belonging to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, kept by his family after going missing in action while serving in the RAF during WWII. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Bilingual bible ‘An Tiomnadh Nuadh / The New Testament’, 1965, in Gaelic and English, translated from the original Greek.
Softback book ‘Deuteroskopia, or a Brief Discourse Concerning the Second Sight, so Called’ by John Frazer, 2011, containing a re-printing of an original pamphlet produced in 1820 by ‘the Reverend Mr John Frazer, late minister of Teree and Coll, and Dean of the Isles’, reflecting on instances of second sight, including an example from Tiree on page 21.
For an extract see 2006.142.2
Softback book ‘In Search of Colmcille: The Legacy of St Columba in Ireland and Scotland’, Islands Book Trust, 2015.
This volume contains chapters – in English, Scots Gaelic and Irish Gaeilge – from two conferences organised by the Islands Book Trust in Lewis and Donegal on the theme of Columba – his life and legacy. Includes a chapter by Donald Meek ‘St Columba and ‘Celtic Christianity’, with references to Tiree. (Pages 34 – 45)
Hardback book ‘The Psalter in Metre’, 1914, signed on the inside front cover “Mrs M MacDonald, Daisy Brae, Balinoe, Tiree”. Full title ‘The Psalter in Metre and Scripture Paraphrases with tunes’.