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Hardback book ‘High Country’ by Rev. Alistair MacLean, 1928. The Rev. MacLean had Tiree roots and was a writer as well as being the minister for the parish of Daviot and Dunlichity. The book is a collection of his own essays about the role of Christianity in life. His son was the famous author Alistair MacLean who wrote ‘The Guns of Navarone’ and ‘When Eight Bells Toll’.


Admission Register for Balemartine School 1945-1971

Admission register for pupils attending Balemartine School from 20 Sept 1945 to 13 April 1971, giving date of admission, pupils’ full name and date of birth, name of parent or guardian, relationship, address, name of last school, date of leaving, and cause of leaving or where gone. Birth dates range from 1933 to 1966. On permanent loan to An Iodhlann from Tiree High School, Cornaig (Headteacher Myra MacArthur). Also contains loose sheets of handwritten notes about (1) new address of Mrs J Grieve, mother of Carol Ann and Alexander Moncrieff Grieve, when they left Tiree for Kirkaldy, Fife, (2) the date of birth and religion (protestant) of brothers James and David McCrae of West Hynish, and the name of their guardian – Bella MacKinnon. Lists the previous school of 80 boarded-out children. Includes separate daily register for year ending July 1971 recorded by teacher Mary MacPhail. Also leaflet produced by wartime authorities “War Emergency Information and Instructions” (photocopy 2009.56.2, filing cabinet 9, drawer 2).