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Hand-made poster for “Bothan Seonaige” – Janet`s Bothy/Shop, ca. 1970

Hand-made poster for fictitious shop `Bothan Seonaige` – Janet`s Bothy, listing in Gaelic items that can be bought, such as whiskys `Each Crubach` – Black Horse, and `Glè Bhochd` – Very Poor, and unusual items ceann gropaig – sheep`s head, and cung fhuasgladh – laxative. Made by Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, ca 1970. Unknown purpose.


Letters and correspondence about Flora MacDougall`s `Autumn Leaves` story “Footprints of One Bonnie Scotch Lassie

Letters, emails and documents relating to the reproduction of the story of Flora MacDougall (Miriam) of Tiree, entitled “Footprints of One Bonnie Scotch Lassie” that was first published in `Autumn Leaves`, an American church newsletter (copy held in An Iodhlann). Correspondence between Iona Brown, Keith Dash, Catriona Hunter, Duncan Grant, Donald Meek, Catherine Dash, Genie Graham. Includes notes and genealogy of the `cast` of the story.


Hardback book `The Scottish Historical Review, Volume First’, 1904.

The first in a new series of publications by the Scottish Antiquary established in 1886. Includes an article titled ‘On a Legend from the Island of Tiree’ by RC Graham FSA (pp 113-122), regarding a story from Tiree called `O`Neil, and how his hair was made to grow’, published in ‘Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition’ by Rev John Gregorson Campbell in 1895.


Audio cassette recording of Duncan MacPhee talking to Reg Knapman.

Duncan MacPhee talks to Reg Knapman about the Cornaigbeg and Scarinish MacLeans, Ciorstaidh Mhor, his grandparents, Scarinish farms, his father and old stories, Balephetrish houses and Tom Barr, his early working days, the building trade, his wife, crimes, boarded-outs. Mary Ann Munn of Crossapol also recorded.