Photograph of the rocks from Skerryvore lighthouse in 2006
Colour photograph of the pier and rocks at the base of Skerryvore lighthouse from half-way up the lighthouse in summer 2006.
Collection of poems about Tiree by author Donald Murray, 2011
Collection of 15 English poems written by Donald Murray (author of `The Guga Hunters`) during his visit to Tiree in summer 2011. Donald has Tiree ancestors and comes from Lewis. Subjects include corncrakes, family, houses, cattle, Skerryvore lighthouse, machair, St. Patricks Chapel, wartime, travelling around Argyll, hares. Includes a covering letter from Donald to An Iodhlann.
Photograph of “Taigh Bean an Sgiobar”, Mannal, ca 1900.
Black & white photograph of “Taigh Bean an Sgiobar”, Mannal, taken by Erskine Beveridge during 1896-1901. A later photograph of P133. Note that the gable wall has been painted and the garden and surrounding vegetation has grown. The figure is probably the wife of the skipper, Sinclair, who came from Orkney to work on the Skerryvore lighthouse.
Information pamphlet about the Argyll Array offshore wind farm
Colour information pamphlet about the proposed `Argyll Array` offshore wind farm, that Scottish Power Renewables planned to site off Tiree`s western shore, from 5km offshore to Skerryvore, and announcing public information days in Coll and Tiree in September 2010.
Charts and plans for the construction of Skerryvore lighthouse
Photocopied pages of charts and plans from Stevenson`s account of Skerryvore lighthouse, published in 1843. Includes: map of Britain showing location of Tiree and Skerryvore, plan of Hynish showing pier, dock reservoir, lightkeepers and seamens houses etc., charts of Skerryvore rocks and minor skerries, plans of Skerryvore rocks showing during low and high tides, plans of the curves for the lighthouse towers, engineers sketch of the marine dynamometer, plans of the temporary barrack, scaled elevation of completed lighthouse, longitudinal and transverse sections of the lighthouse, engineers sketches of the balance crane used and Hynish dock. An online version can be viewed at https://archive.org/details/accountofskerryv1848stev
Report on “The Repair of Fire Damage at Skerryvore Lighthouse”, 1958
Photocopied report about (1) the fire at Skerryvore Lighthouse in 1954, the subsequent survey to asses the damage survey and plans for repair, and (2) structural repairs to the tower. Includes appendices of contractors & suppliers, and costs. Five black and white photos.
Poster from Skerryvore Summer Tour 2008
Poster from Skerryvore`s Summer Tour 2008, listing gigs from 4th July to 6th September, including Feis Thiriodh, Isle of Tiree, The Hebridean Celtic Festival, Isle of Lewis and Tiree Agricultural Society Annual Dance.
Sample of pink granite from Camas Tuath in the Ross of Mull.
Sample of pink granite from Camas Tuath in the Ross of Mull, where stone was quarried for Skerryvore.