Large, black & white aerial photograph from a series of 15 taken over Tiree in 1998. Photo number: 12-045 Scarinish.
Ensign 3 1/4 folding camera used by Angus MacLean, Scarinish, in the 1920s. badly damaged and non-functioning.
Printed spreadsheet of births, marriages and deaths of the Henderson family of Moss, Greenhill, Balephetrish, Hough, Scarinish, Balemartine, Mannal, Kilmoluaig and Vaul, 1806-2002.
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Photocopy of a typed transcript of a taped interview with sisters Margaret MacKinnon and Katie MacKinnon, Heanish, by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle (and Balinoe), in 1991 at Braeside, Heanish.
Extract: “Auntie Maggie and Auntie Katie agreed to do this tape interview with me on a cold April’s day in 1991. I had dropped by Braeside on the way back from a buisness trip in Europe. It was mostly Auntie Maggie who did the talking with Katie chipping in with the odd comment. They talked about their childhood living on the island and life during the war years.”
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Telegraphic instrument for tapping out and receiving telegram messages at Scarinish Post Office between 1888 and 1930. Originally from Skye and probably operated by Margaret Robertson (Mona’s mother), who is listed as the telegraphist in the 1911 census of Tiree. There is a key for sending messages and a sounder for receiving. Known as a KOB set (key on base), it is marked “20 ohm” on the base. The lever of the mechanism is steel and unmarked.
Souvenir butter dish and milk jug from MacDonald’s shop in the 1950s. “Isle of Tiree” is painted on both. From the belongings of Angus MacLean, Scarinish.
Wooden picture of a windmill made up of pieces of inlaid wood veneer (marquetry) by Derek Clarke, Balemartine, around 1970. Derek Clarke and Brian Jefferson worked for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which took over responsibility for the airport equipment from the RAF in 1968. From the belongings of Angus MacLean, Scarinish.
Black & white photograph of a crowd around a bi-plane on The Reef during Sports Day in 1927. It was the first plane to land on Tiree. On the left is Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish (b. 1890). He worked as Piermaster and lived with his wife Agnes in the ‘Bank House’ in Scarinish, which was built for him.