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Colour photograph of the Defenders concert in An Talla on 31/7/2004.

The Defenders concert in An Talla on 31st July 2004 photographed by Dr John Holliday. L-R: Dr John Holliday of Baugh; Andrew Findlater of Scarinish on drums; Bruce Kemp of Balinoe; Iain MacDonald of Balemartine; Gordon Scott of Cornaigmore.



Colour photograph of the Defenders concert in An Talla on 31/7/2004.

The Defenders concert in An Talla on 31st July 2004 photographed by Dr John Holliday. L-R: Bruce Kemp of Balinoe; Gordon Scott of Cornaigmore taking time out; Andrew Findlater of Scarinish, Iain MacDonald of Balemartine; Sophie Isaacson of Kenovay and James Christie of Cornaigmore.



Newspaper cutting about Cornaigmore School.

Article about the end-of-session concert at Cornaigmore School with a list of prize- and award-winners. (Original in Filing Cabinet 4 drawer 4 along with second cutting from Oban Times, 26/5/1988 about an appeal for funds for NIREX)


Audio cassette recording of Annie Kennedy talking to Dr John Holliday in September 1998.

Annie Kennedy of Scarinish talks to Dr John Holliday in September 1998 about Scarinish school, her teachers and school meals, Cornaig school, the MacArthurs’ shop in Scarinish, making oatcakes and baking, the history of Scarinish Post Office, the store at the harbour and butchering on Tiree, the shoemaker in Scarinish, the Manse and ministers, Donald MacDougald’s cèilidh house, the Scarinish Hotel and farm, temperance, Baugh guest house, the Munns’ shop, Scarinish golf course, the changes World War II brought to Tiree, the dance hall at the pier, Lady Victoria Campbell, large families, poverty and neighbourliness, gamekeepers Peter Anderson and Jock Graham, and the telephone exchange.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 213, 15/1/2000.

Local news and events including articles about the ferry and plane services, Social Work, the millennium celebrations, the goose count and news from the school, RSPB and Argyll College.


Periodical `The Coll Magazine`, No. 1, 1983.

Stories about schooldays on Coll; a history of school transport; articles about cheese-making, poultry, bird-watching, scuba-diving, self-sufficiency; the Coll song; early travellers to Coll; camping and other local news.


Periodical `The Coll Magazine`, No. 8, 1990.

Articles about seers, emigration ship `Brilliant`, fishing competitions, poetess and pauper Janet MacLean, the school, the church, model aeroplanes, ducks, views on Coll and the Community Council among others.


Periodical `The Coll Magazine`, No. 10, 1992.

Articles about the lairds of Coll, holiday-makers, extract from the diary of a Swiss visitor in 1807, the school, corncrakes, the pier, Campbell of Cornaig, names, RSPB, missionary Malcolm MacDonald, midges and the Community Council among others.


Audio cassette recording of the Old New Year Ceilidh in 2001.

Old New Year Ceilidh (Cèilidh na Caillein) held in the Scarinish Hotel on 13th January 2001, introduced by Jessie Gray and featuring the Cornaig Ceilidh Band, Iain MacKinnon and his son Kenneth on the bagpipes, singers Wilma Kennedy, James Macleod of Heylipol and John Campbell of Cornaigbeg, Dr John Holliday and his daughter Sarah on the flute and fiddle, singers Willie MacLean of Balinoe and Bernie Smith of Hynish, step-dancer Wilma Kennedy accompanied by John Holliday on the flute and a vote of thanks from Neil Munn of Middleton.