Results of research into the family history of Niel MacDonald, tailor of Kenovay, conducted for a New Zealand descendant. Niel married Euphemia (Effy) MacDonald in 1834, but died only four years later in 1838. They had four children: Niel (b. 1831), Janet (b. 1834), Catherine (b. 1836) and Niel (b. 1838). Compiled by Flo Straker, 2020.
Tailor`s iron for smoothing fabric, with wooden handle and heating brick (iron?) that would have first been heated before inserting into the iron. In use around 1900. From the estate of Angus MacLean, The Coolins, Scarinish.
Photograph of Dugald MacDonald, Neil MacArthur and Dugald MacArthur at Balemartine ca. 1973
Colour photograph of L-R: Dugald MacDonald (Dughall Eachainn `ic Chaluim) who owned a hotel in Dunedin, New Zealand, Neil MacArthur (Niall Ruaddh), who had a shop in Balemartine, and Dugald MacArthur (Dughall an taillear), tailor in Balemartine. Taken in front of Neil`s shop around 1973. Dugald MacArthur brought up boarded-out boy John Fletcher, Mull View, Balemartine.
Original copy of “Weldon`s Illustrated Dressmaker” magazine, No. 575, January 1928. Articles about dressmaking and adverts for dressmaking and domestic goods. Displayed in the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig, until its closure and sale in 2010.