Black & white photo postcard of the lighthouse keepers’ cottages and signalling tower at Hynish in around the early 1900s.
Gaelic hymn ‘Ionndruim a Chiobair air a Leannan / The shepherd’s love for his sweetheart’ composed by Alexander MacKinnon, Cornaigbeg (1880-1965), with sheet music and comments by his grandson.
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Alexander MacKinnon’s father, also Alexander, Kilmoluaig, was one of the Skerryvore Lighthouse team housed at Hynish. Alexander Sr died from pneumonia contracted after a sea rescue in a storm in 1887(?), after which Alex Jr and his mother had to vacate their Hynish cottage and live with her parents, MacLeans of Cornaigbeg. Alexander Jr took Divinity at Glasgow University, serving as minister for 33 years at the Presbyterian Church in Manchester, St. Columba’s in Glasgow and at Kilmonivaig at Spean Bridge, amongst others. Former Vice-President of the Tiree Association.
Magazine article about the construction of Skerryvore Lighthouse, 1838-1844, by James Petre. Published in ‘Scottish Islands’, Mar/Apr 2019, pages 28-31.
Photocopy of an article published in the Annals of Scottish Natural History, January 1907, giving an account of birds recorded at Skerryvore during migration: ‘Bird-life as observed at Skerryvore Lighthouse’ by James Tomison.
Tiree Annual / Bliadhnail Thiriodh 2014. Annual magazine of history and nature articles, the year’s births, marriages & deaths, summary of achievements of Tiree Community Development Trust. Compiled by Simon Wellock on behalf of Tiree Community Business.
Softback book ‘Scottish and Manx Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey in the Footsteps of the Stevensons’ by Ian Cowe, 2015. See pages 125-9 for information about Skerryvore Lighthouse.
Softback book ‘Scotland: Mapping the Nation’ by Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W. J. Withers, 2012. Presents maps from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent forms of Scotland’s mapping. Includes information about Skerryvore Lighthouse. (Page 221) See also ‘Scotland: Mapping the Islands’ at 2017.14.1