Original sepia postcard of Scarinish in the 1920s, with the school right of centre (the larger building), and the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann) on the extreme right.
Hardback book ‘Lord Clive’, 1901, composed from essays by MacAulay about the life of Lord Robert Clive (b. 1725), founder of the British empire in India in the 1700s. On the inside front cover is handwritten ‘This book belongs to Mr John Brown, The Sliabh, Balephuil, Tiree’ and stamped with his name next to ‘Balemartine P Sch’.
Colour photograph of children and teacher at Heylipol School in around 1965/66. L-R top: Gordon Bucher, William Weston, Duncan McLean. L-R middle: Betty Weston, Dollaidh Cameron (teacher), Anne Sinclair, Anne MacArthur, Lorelei MacLennan (the factor’s daughter), June Weston, Janet MacArthur, Effie Mackinnon. L-R front: Christine Mackinnon, Ian Mackinnon, Anne Bucher, Charles Bucher, Richard Maxwell, Christine Maxwell.
Information about Duncan Gunn (b. 1841 at Druimchork), schoolmaster at Ruaig Public School during 1880-1901. Compiled from emailed correspondence.
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Tobermory School Dux Medal awarded to Lachlan McLean, son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in around 1930. ‘Wee Lachie‘ was brought up by his Aunt Christina McLean and Uncle Hector in Tobermory. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Small hard-back Gaelic bible, t-Seann Tiomnaidh, published by the West of Scotland Bible Society, Glasgow, and belonging to Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay. Handwritten on the inside is “D.A. Maclean, Kenovay, Tyree, 14th Jan 1905. Cornaigmore P School”. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Softback book ‘Seòl mo Bheatha – Turas eadar Croit is Eilean is Oilthigh‘ by Dòmhnall Eachann Meek, 2019. Autobiography in Gaelic of Donald Meek’s life on croft, island and university, from his birth in 1949 to the present day. Donald was brought up at ‘Coll View’, Caoles. Signed by Donald to An Iodhlann.
Softback book ‘Shore Lines – word pictures from an island’ by Donald E Meek, 2019. A collection of verse in English composed by Donald Meek, Caoles, about his life on Tiree from the 1950s to the present. Signed by Donald for An Iodhlann.