Tag Archives: social recreation and hospitality

2001.7.2

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.

1999.145.1

Audio cassette recording of Willie and Effie Dickie of Caoles talking to Dr John Holliday in January 1999.

Willie and Effie Dickie of Caoles talks to Dr John Holliday in January 1999 about their early life and schooling, the start of World War II, Effie’s work in the NAAFI in Tiree, dances and entertainment, rationing and egg-collecting, Willie’s time in the RAF, his arrival in Tiree, the snow in 1943, servicing aircraft, air-sea rescue, 281 Squadron, life in Nissen huts, football and table tennis, the RAF station magazine, war news on the radio and censorship, discipline, church services, RAF doctors and shortages during the war.

1998.301.1

Audio cassette recording of John George MacLean of Scarinish talking to Dr John Holliday in December 1998.

John George MacLean of Scarinish talk to Dr John Holliday in December 1998 about his early years and schooling at Scarinish, working at Baugh farm and elsewhere as a shepherd, the building of Tiree aerodrome, Italian POWs, the bad winter of 1942, wartime entertainment, RAF and other personnel, bomb disposal, the materials and methods used in thatching, community spirit, demolition of houses to make roads, stories about the Rev. MacKay and the fire in the old shop in Scarinish.

1998.293.1

Audio cassette recording of Hugh Maclean of Barrapol talking to Dr John Holliday in September 1998.

Hugh MacLean (Eòghann Dhòmhnaill Eòghainn Mhòir) talks to Dr John Holliday in September 1998 about his upbringing, the early days of WWII, HMS Sturdy and other shipwrecks, the Home Guard, the crash of the Sylvia Scarlett and the mid-air collision of two Halifaxes, the Home Guard v. RAF shooting match, shops, diet and ration books, medical services and Dr Hunter, social life, dances and film shows, Italian POWs, the raising of the Loch Seaforth and meeting the German tug captain.

1998.299.1

Audio cassette recording of Angus Munn and Neil Johnston of Heanish talking to Dr John Holliday in November 1998.

Angus Munn and Neil Johnston of Heanish talk to Dr John Holliday in November 1998 about their schooling and teachers, delivering telegrams, the last trip of the Mary Stewart, the start of WWII, the police service during the war, the mine that damaged the Bank House, the Embarkation Unit and the Fighter Block at Heanish, Preston Potts, a trip to Scapa Flow, the police station at Heanish, shebeens, Clann Alasdair in Baugh, the Malve, horses, Cornaig police station, ceilidhs and the Reading Room.

2004.156.1

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 523, 4/9/2004.

Local news and events including the arrival of broadband, civil marriages, the draft marketing framework, August`s lamb and cattle sales, Tiree Agricultural Society`s show winners, Gordon Scott`s bicycling tour round the Hebrides and news from the gardening club, the school and the RSPB.

1998.279.1

Audio cassette recording of Meena Knapman of Kenovay talking to Dr John Holliday in September 1998.

Meena Knapman of Kenovay talks to Dr John Holliday in September 1998 about her early holidays on Tiree in the late 1920s and 1930s staying at Heanish then Vaul, the people in Vaul, the journey to Tiree from Glasgow and transport on Tiree, the funeral of John Brown from the Scarinish Hotel, Commander Dewar of Vaul, things to do on holiday in Tiree, shops and dances, Malcolm MacLean of Salum, the airport before WWII, memories of people and places, lighthouses seen from Tiree and Captain John MacKinnon of Vaul.

1998.287.1

Audio cassette recording of Elsie MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol talking to her daughter Fiona MacKinnon in June 1998.

Elsie MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol talks to her daughter Fiona in June 1998 about her adoption by Katie MacKinnon in 1925 when aged 9, the differences between Ashford in Middlesex where she came from and Tiree, her schooldays in Scarinish and Kirkapol, the work she did on Saturdays, toys and presents, Sundays on Tiree, the work on the croft, learning Gaelic, the population of the island, school sports, the work her aunt did and playing with friends, a school picnic at the Ringing Stone, the sense of community, fostering children, the people in Kirkapol, the construction of Ormer Cottage and the fire in the Scarinish shop.