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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.


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.


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.


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.


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`.

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