Photocopied pages from the annals of the Celtic Society, 1836, in which Rev Neil MacLean, minister on Tiree, reports to George Farquharson, Secretary to the Celtic Society in Edinburgh, the results of the Celtic Society competition for school children on Tiree and Coll. Prize books were awarded for proficiency in arithmetic, writing, english and gaelic. The winning scholars on Tiree attended Kirkapol School – Malcolm MacDougall, Archibald MacKinnon, Donald MacLean, Donald Clarke and Ann MacKinnon; Heylipol School – Allan Campbell, Robert MacFarlane, Flora MacDougall, Christina MacLean, Donald MacIntyre and Catherine Campbell; Hynish School – Allan MacDonald and Hugh MacKinnon. The scholars’ fathers’ names are also listed.
Composition by Alistair MacNeill, Hynish and North Berwick, titled ‘The games we played’ about his memories of the games that he and other children at Hynish and Balemartine School played in the 1940s and 1950s.
Two merit certificates from the Scotch Education Department for Jessie Ann MacDonald, Milton, while attending Ruaig Public School, in 1893 and 1895. Tragically, Jessie Ann died at just 18 years old. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Handwritten letter to Mrs MacDonald, Milton, from Isabella Black, Vaul, dated 1914, regarding receipt of presents from Mrs MacDonald and from Jessie Ann (who was named after Jessie Ann MacDonald who died in 1898). The letter also mentions boys Neil and Hugh Archie, who would appear to be pupils of Isabella Black’s at Ruaig School. Includes the original envelope. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
The Scots Magazine, June 1965, with an article about Tiree and its people ‘Island of Prosperous Crofters’ by Campbell K Finlay. Includes photographs of Scarinish Harbour: A D Brown, Tobermory (merchant to Tiree); Margaret Brown, Vaul; Malcolm M MacLean, Salum; A H MacPhail, Clachan; A G H Bruton, Lodge Hotel; Travee; coastal cliffs; croft house, Scarinish; Parkhouse, Balephetrish; L J MacFadyen, Kenovay; J L MacInnes, Salum; W MacPhee, gamekeeper; Balephetrish road. Also mentioned in text: Walter Hume, the Reef & An Fhaodhail, primary schools, boarded-out children, island house, sheep, bulb-growing, cottars, income, crofters’ war, snipe shooting, tourism, fishing.
Scanned copy of a newspaper eulogy of Dr Catherine Brown (1900 – c.1985) titled ‘The doctor whose name lives on in Agyll school annals’ from (presumably) the Oban Times. Although Catherine was born in Bunessan, Mull, her Baptist minister father Alexander Brown, was originally from Mannal, Tiree, and she was “as much at home too in the Isle of Tiree”.
Tiree Memories calendar 2016, produced by Alec Walker, Edinburgh. Photographs include Hughina MacKinnon (nee MacFadyen; Hughina Eachainn Bhuidhe), 1981; Willie MacPhee and Mary T MacPhee on a motorbike in Scarinish the 1960s; MacArthur’s Store in Scarinish, 1937; a calf being led off the ferry in 1981; Am Baile Ur, Balephuil, 1955; Brown’s Store in Balemartine, 1980; Tiree Aerodrome from the air 1942; groups of crofters at the Agricultural Show at Whitehouse, 2002; Lord of the Isles ferry at the linkspan pier in 1991; sheep shearing at Parkhouse in 1980; Balemartine School children 1947; puffer ‘Anzac’ at Caoles, 1950s; Mary Stewart sailing past Coll in 1930s.
Black and white photograph of pupils and teachers at Cornaig School in 1946-47. Headmaster Allan MacDougall is seated with other teachers at the centre.
(L-R, back row) Hugh Archie MacLean, Lachie Campbell, Colin Campbell, Willie MacDonald, Charlie MacLean, David MacKay, John Rhodie, Alasdair MacDonald, John Pollock, Neil Campbell, Willie MacCreadie, Calum MacKinnon, Hugh Kennedy, Donald Alex MacLean, (2nd back row) Hugh MacLean, Joan Campbell (MacArthur), Catriona Campbell (MacAuslan), Janet Lamont, Rose Rhodie, Janet Campbell (Paterson), Jessie MacLean (MacKinnon), Isobel MacDonald, Sheila MacKinnon (Suggit), Dolina MacDonald, Flora MacLeod, Zena MacFadyen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Mairi Paterson (Campbell), Maggie MacKechnie (Campbell), Mary Brown, Iain Campbell, Archie Matheson, (middle row) Iain MacKinnon, Mary MacDonald, Cathie Boden, Miss MacLeod, Mrs MacDougall, Miss MacKinnon, Mr Allan MacDougall, Miss Livingstone, Miss MacDonald, Miss Nisbet, Donina Stewart, Elizabeth MacMillan, Mary MacPhail (Cameron), Calum MacKinnon, (2nd front row) Effie MacKinnon, Jean Campbell (MacFadyen), Betty Campbell, Jean Watson (MacCallum), Lizzie MacMaster, Bessie MacPhail, Annie Stewart, Jessamy Bower, Sheena MacDonald, Christine Evans, Pamela Matheson, Netta Lamont, Sheena Henderson, Grace MacDonald, Marion MacNeill, Georgina Wilson, Catriona MacPhail (Watt), Donald MacDonald, (front row) Christina MacLean, Elma MacTaggart, unknown, Iain MacLean , Willie MacMillan, Margaret Boden, Donald MacLean, Hector MacPhail, Ewan Campbell, Roy Blair, Donald MacNeill, Alex Matheson, Gilleasbuig MacLeod, Hugh MacPhail, Donald Stewart, Iain MacKinnon, David MacMillan, Iain Stewart, Hugh M. MacLean, Donald A. Brown.
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