Tag Archives: seals

2017.27.1

DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985),  Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.

2015.1.11

Three academic papers regarding grey seals, 1959-61

Three reprints of papers written by John Morton Boyd (and others), Balephuil/Edinburgh, from the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London, regarding the biology of grey seals in the Hebrides: (1)The breeding colony of grey seals on North Rona, 1959; (2) Observations on the grey seal at North Rona in 1960; (3) The grey seal in the Outer Hebrides in October 1961. Each is marked as belonging to Robert Beck, Ruaig.

2011.30.1

Scottish Govt policy document `Scotland`s Marine Atlas` 2011

Large colour document about the geology, wildlife, environment and economy of Scotland`s coastal waters. Produced as a consultation document for the Scottish Government to shape the Scottish Marine Plan for future management of the coast line. Contributions by Ian Boyd, St Andrews University and Balephuil.

1999.303.7

Hardback book `The Natural History of Seals` by W. Nigel Bonner.

Account of the true seals, the features that distinguish it from other mammals, the diversity of form within the group, their natural history and, in particular, how they have interacted with Man since early history to the conservation problems of the present day.

1999.213.28

SNH Report No. 45 `Options for the sustainable management of discrete seal populations as part of a site-based conservation strategy` by John Harwood and ailsa Hall.

Report on the populations of grey and harbour seals in UK water, the factors affecting their survival and fecundity, their effect on human activities, in particular fisheries, and the generic management options for the favourable conservation status of seals.

2003.1.13

Photocopied extract from `The Handbook of Scottish Mammals` edited by Gordon B Corbet and Stephen Harris, pp 37-43, 424-31, 461-80.

Information about hedgehogs, otters and seals giving descriptions, variation, distribution, habitat, social organisation and behaviour, feeding, breeding, population, predators and mortality, parasites and disease, relations with man and literature.