School text of Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Ceasar’ (The Octavo Texts) used by Mona MacDonald, Scarinish, in Class III of Cornaigmore High School in the 1930s. Homework passages are marked inside. Mona’s name and class are handwritten inside the front and back covers.
Hardback book ‘It is Never Too Late to Mend’ by Charles Reade, ca 1900. This novel was presented to Balemartine School by James Coats of Paisley in 1906, who donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.
Collection of four school books from Ruaig and Cornaig schools in the 1950s: (1) The New Speed and Accuracy Tests in Arithmetic, Book 1, by CW Saurin, published by Blackie and Son, Glasgow, (2) Holmes’ New Comprehensive Arithmetic, Book 4, W&R Holmes, Glasgow, (3) Third English Workbook, by Ronald Ridout, published by Ginn & Co., London, (4) Blackie’s New Systematic English Readers, Second Reader, by Eleanor I Chambers, published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow.
Hardback book ‘Oban High School – the first 100 years’, 1993. Published to celebrate the centenary in 1992, describes principal events, educational trends and reminiscences by former pupils. Also includes FP Association in Glasgow and the Rector’s view of the future.
Small piece of slate pencil like those used in schools from a collection of around 200 bronze objects found by amateur archaeologist George Holleyman at Balevullin in 1941-43, when he served at RAF Tiree during WWII. Identified by Dr Colleen Batey, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Glasgow University and David Caldwell, retired Keeper of Medieval Department at the National Museum of Scotland during a visit to An Iodhlann on 29th April 2016.
Hardback book ‘Rob Roy’ by Sir Walter Scott, ca 1820. Presented to Balemartine School by James Coats in 1906. The name Donald Angus MacDonald, Mannal House, is written in pencil on the inside cover. James Coats of Paisley, donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.
Hardback book ‘Beulah’, a work of fiction by AJE Wilson about a girl in an orphanage, ca 1900. Presented to Heylipol School by James Coats in 1904. The name Colin MacDonald (Mannal) is written in pencil on the inside cover. James Coats of Paisley, donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.
Hardback book ‘Settlers in Canada’ by Captain Marryat. Presented to Balemartine School by James Coats in 1906. James Coats of Paisley, donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.
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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Black & white photograph of the full complement of children of Scarinish School during a swimming lesson at the beach opposite the school in summer 1968. Top left: Maie. Others present (not in order): Mairi Morrison, bank manager’s daughter; Fiona Johnstone, teacher’s daughter; Lena MacNeill, Machair, Scarinish; David Weatherstone, dentist’s son; Jennifer MacFadyen, Pier Road; Gary Johnstone, teacher’s son; Neil Maclean, butcher’s son; Drew Beck, vet’s son; Jacky MacFadyen, Pier Road; Alexander MacFadyen, Pier Road; Jane Weatherstone, dentist’s daughter; Alison Petrie, daughter of the proprietor Scarinish Hotel; Christine Calvert, doctor’s daughter; May Johnstone, teacher; Lachlan MacFadyen, Pier Road; Archie MacKinnon, Church Farm, Kirkapol; Brian MacFadyen, Pier Road. (Original in Filing Cabinet 10 drawer 2)