Articles about Tiree in the newspaper `The Scottish Farmer`, 2002
Articles in The Scottish Farmer, 2002. (1) `Tiree tots help out` – colour photograph of Euan Brown and Lauren MacDonald (mainland) at the recent Tiree sales (front page), (2) Tiree lamb sales held in August 2002 giving breed, prices per head and croft address.
Copied memorandum from Archibald MacArthur to Corsons dated 1940.
Memorandum from general merchant Archibald MacArthur of Balinoe dated 22/7/1940 advising auctioneers Messrs Corson & Co of a shipment of 15 fat sheep.
United Auctions catalogue for lamb and cattle sale on 16/8/2002.
Catalogue for lamb and cattle held at Crossapol 16/8/2002.
Colour photograph of Lachie MacFadyen, Caoles in 2001.
Lachie MacFadyen, Caoles shearing with electric shears at Ben View, Kilmoluaig in July 2001.
Colour photograph of Lachie MacFadyen, Caoles and Murdoch MacDonald, Kilmoluaig, 2001.
Lachie MacFadyen, Caoles and Murdoch MacDonald, Kilmoluaig taking a break from sheep-shearing at Ben View, Kilmoluaig in July 2001.
Colour photograph of John MacLean and Hugh MacKinnon, both of Kilmoluaig.
L-R: John MacLean (Iain Eachainn Iain), Lochside, Kilmoluaig and Hugh MacKinnon (Eoghainn Chaluim), Cnoc Bhiosta, Kilmoluaig, with two blackfaced sheep, early 1960s.
Petition from Poor Persons in Tyree for Aid to Emigrate
Transcription of a petition for assistance to emigrate appended to ‘Crofts and Farms in the Hebrides’ by the 8th Duke of Argyll.
This petition was sent in 1851 to Sir John MacNeill, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the Relief of the Poor in Scotland. Sir John was married to a daughter of the 8th Duke of Argyll, who appended the petition to his ‘Crofts and Farms in Hebrides’ addressed to the Napier Commission of 1883.
A hundred and thirty-six islanders signed the petition. Ninety-nine of them were landless cottars; the remainder were small tenants, of whom only four paid rent over £10 a year. They represented the class of islanders that the Duke was anxious to clear from his estate.
Around a third of the petitioners were given assistance to emigrate with their families on board the ‘Conrad’, ‘Birman’ and ‘Onyx’ in July 1851. Another twenty-seven families from the island left with them.
| Tags: balemartine, balephetrish, balephuil, barley, barrapol, brock, cattle, cottars, crofters and crofting, cultivation, dairy farming, destitution, drinks and stimulants, dykes, eggs and poultry, emigration, employment, fishing, fuel and firing, heanish, heylipol, horses, kelp, kennavara, land tenure, livestock, mannal, middleton, napier commission, outbuildings temporary buildings enclosures, potato famine, rents, ross of mull, runrigs, scarinish, sheep| | Dates: 1700s, 1800s| | Townships: balemartine, balephetrish, balephuil, barrapol, heanish, heylipol, mannal, middleton, scarinish| | Object Types: book, document| | People: Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll George, Tiree (1823 - 1900)|
Photocopied extracts from book `Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland` by John Gregorson Campbell.
Tales and traditions collected entirely from oral sources by John Gregorson Campbell, minister of Tiree from 1861-91.
| Tags: balephetrish, barrapol, caoles, cats, controlling the elements, cornaigmore, gaelic, gott, horses, hough, hynish, kennavara, kenovay, kilmoluaig, kirkapol, magic and witchcraft in general, milk, prophecy and second sight, rats, ruaig, scarinish, shape shifting and flying, sheep, supernatural animals and half animals, undefined or non-human apparitions, vaul, vets| | Townships: balephetrish, barrapol, cornaigmore, gott, hough, hynish, kenovay, kilmoluaig, kirkapol, ruaig, scarinish, vaul| | Object Types: book extract| | People: Campbell, Rev. John Gregorson, Tiree (1836 - 1891)|
Photocopy of book `Argyll Estates Instructions` edited by Eric Cregeen.
The instructions given by John, the 5th Duke of Argyll to his Chamberlain in Mull and Morvern and his Chamberlain in Tiree with an introduction by Eric Cregeen.
| Tags: balemartine, balephetrish, balephuil, balevullin, balinoe, barley, barrapol, baugh, caoles, cartwrights, cattle, chemical work, committees, cornaigbeg, cornaigmore, crofters and crofting, crossapol, cultivation, drinks and stimulants, dykes, fishing, flax, fuel and firing, gott, greenhill, harbours, heanish, heylipol, horses, hough, hynish, kelp, kennavara, kenovay, kilmoluaig, kirkapol, land tenure, livestock, mannal, marble, markets fairs and sales, metalwork, middleton, mills and millers, mining and quarrying, oats, outbuildings temporary buildings enclosures, peats, potatoes, rents, ruaig, runrigs, salum, scarinish, schools, sheep, smiddies and blacksmiths, tacksmen, textiles and tailoring, vaul, water routes, whiskey stills, woodworking| | Dates: 1770s, 1780s, 1790s, 1800s| | Townships: balemartine, balephetrish, balephuil, balevullin, balinoe, barrapol, baugh, cornaigbeg, cornaigmore, crossapol, gott, greenhill, heanish, heylipol, hough, hynish, kenovay, kilmoluaig, kirkapol, mannal, middleton, ruaig, salum, scarinish, vaul| | Object Types: book|
Booklet `The Changing Role of the House of Argyll in the Scottsih Highlands` by Eric Cregeen.
Assessment of the role of the house of Argyll in the Highlands between 1680 and 1806. Front cover inscribed `With best wishes, Eric Cregeen`.
| Tags: cattle, civil wars and clan battles risings, feudal and clan organisation, kelp, land tenure, livestock, religious foundations and conflicts, sheep, tacksmen| | Dates: 1600s, 1700s, 1800s| | Object Types: book extract| | People: Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Archibald, Tiree (1658 - 1703), Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, John, Tiree (1680 - 1743), Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, Archibald, Tiree (1682 - 1761), Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, John, Tiree (1694 - 1770), Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, John, Tiree (1723 - 1806)|