Tag Archives: stories


Information about the Campbells of Balephuil whose family emigrated to Canada and New Zealand

Emailed information and photographs about the descendants of Archibald Campbell and his wife Mary Ann Campbell (nee Black) of Balephuil, and their grandson Hugh MacKinnon (1915-1943) who died during WWII. Hugh is the subject of a Tiree ghost story. Information about their Canadian descendant, Sharon Clayton`s, visit to Tiree in 2013. Photographs of the Campbell house at Balephuil accessioned separately as S195 & S196.


Book `The Carrying Stream Flows On`, 2013

Softback book celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh, containing contributions by scholars at an international conference held in Shetland in 2011.


Information about storms that ravaged the islands around 750 AD

Photocopied pages from `Origines Parachiales Scotiae, 1854` about a storm that ravaged Iona in 744 AD with the loss of any lives, and handwritten notes by Jim Hill, Coll, suggesting that the storm must have done equal if not more damage on the other islands. In the oral tradition of Coll the island was once divided into three by a great storm.


Book in Gaelic “Oideas na Cloinne” by Alasdair Mac Neacail

Softback book of Gaelic prose `Oideas na Cloinne`, with handwritten notes and pull-out chart of “The Gaelic Verb”. Signed as belonging to A Ernest Glen, Glasgow, Oct. 1951. Found amongst the belongings of Annine Black.


Book “The Life and Legacy of Alexander Carmichael”

Softback book about Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912) who travelled the Highlands and islands in the second half of the 19th century collecting charms, hymns, songs, stories and poems from Gaelic oral tradition. From the proceedings of a four-day conference held in Benbecula in 2006. Includes references to Tiree in the index.