Two handwritten letters dated 13th & 15th April 1906, sent by Elizabeth Ross to her mother, on the occasion of the family relocating from Edinburgh to Tiree, where her father, John Ross (1846-1925), was taking up the position of schoolmaster at Cornaigmore. The letters are written on the shipping company’s headed paper, and provide an insight into the logistics of moving to Tiree at that time.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 454, 06/11/2009
Local news: new primary school intake; former teacher, Rev John Cairns Christie, to be Moderator for Church of Scotland; report on Tiree Access Steering Group meeting; letters to the editor – year and names in photo in issue No. 453; call to nominate Skerryvore for Trad Award; forthcoming An Iodhlann AGM; boat restoration and building project launched; report on Youth Club meeting; Feis Thiriodh news; cinema news; community Powerdown loans; letters to Alan Reid MP regarding volunteer firefighters; health and wellbeing event; notice of outdoor clothing supplier visit.
Christmas card from the teacher of the P1 Gaelic class, Anna Martin, in 1992. Inside she has written “Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna math ùr. Bho Anna Màiri Mhartainn.” The card contained a photograph of the children in her class.
Black & white photograph of L-R: Katie MacPhail, Harry Stanley, May MacPhail (nee MacKinnon, teacher on Tiree), and Alec Hector MacPhail (May’s husband), at Clachan in the 1930s. Katie was the sister of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (1889-1961), and Alec Hector his nephew.
Black and white photograph of Peter MacLeod, Ruaig (b. 1933), with his wheelbarrow in the garden at the rear of Ruaig Schoolhouse in 1935/36. The building in the background is the Ruaig Congregationalist Chapel, now a private house.
Peter MacLeod was born in Ruaig School house in 1933. His mother, Christina MacLeod (nee MacKinnon), was appointed teacher at Ruaig School about 1922/1923 after completing her training at Jordanhill College. His father, Robert MacLeod, was appointed Headmaster of Ruaig School in 1927/28, and they were married in 1930. Christina had a lifelong interest in gardening, and Peter was given the wheelbarrow to help his mother in the garden.
Transcript of a Christmas carol ‘Thainig e troimh an Speur‘ composed by Alistair MacNeill, Hynish and North Berwick, in collaboration with Joan Smith and Martin Wilson, for Banavie School Gaelic Choir in 1976. A duet performance of the carol won a trophy at the National Mod in Inverness. The transcript includes lyrics in Gaelic and English, and the musical score.
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Composition by Alistair MacNeill, Hynish and North Berwick, titled ‘The games we played’ about his memories of the games that he and other children at Hynish and Balemartine School played in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Handwritten letter to Mrs MacDonald, Milton, from Isabella Black, Vaul, dated 1914, regarding receipt of presents from Mrs MacDonald and from Jessie Ann (who was named after Jessie Ann MacDonald who died in 1898). The letter also mentions boys Neil and Hugh Archie, who would appear to be pupils of Isabella Black’s at Ruaig School. Includes the original envelope. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
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Black and white photograph of pupils and teachers at Cornaig School in 1946-47. Headmaster Allan MacDougall is seated with other teachers at the centre.
(L-R, back row) Hugh Archie MacLean, Lachie Campbell, Colin Campbell, Willie MacDonald, Charlie MacLean, David MacKay, John Rhodie, Alasdair MacDonald, John Pollock, Neil Campbell, Willie MacCreadie, Calum MacKinnon, Hugh Kennedy, Donald Alex MacLean, (2nd back row) Hugh MacLean, Joan Campbell (MacArthur), Catriona Campbell (MacAuslan), Janet Lamont, Rose Rhodie, Janet Campbell (Paterson), Jessie MacLean (MacKinnon), Isobel MacDonald, Sheila MacKinnon (Suggit), Dolina MacDonald, Flora MacLeod, Zena MacFadyen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Mairi Paterson (Campbell), Maggie MacKechnie (Campbell), Mary Brown, Iain Campbell, Archie Matheson, (middle row) Iain MacKinnon, Mary MacDonald, Cathie Boden, Miss MacLeod, Mrs MacDougall, Miss MacKinnon, Mr Allan MacDougall, Miss Livingstone, Miss MacDonald, Miss Nisbet, Donina Stewart, Elizabeth MacMillan, Mary MacPhail (Cameron), Calum MacKinnon, (2nd front row) Effie MacKinnon, Jean Campbell (MacFadyen), Betty Campbell, Jean Watson (MacCallum), Lizzie MacMaster, Bessie MacPhail, Annie Stewart, Jessamy Bower, Sheena MacDonald, Christine Evans, Pamela Matheson, Netta Lamont, Sheena Henderson, Grace MacDonald, Marion MacNeill, Georgina Wilson, Catriona MacPhail (Watt), Donald MacDonald, (front row) Christina MacLean, Elma MacTaggart, unknown, Iain MacLean , Willie MacMillan, Margaret Boden, Donald MacLean, Hector MacPhail, Ewan Campbell, Roy Blair, Donald MacNeill, Alex Matheson, Gilleasbuig MacLeod, Hugh MacPhail, Donald Stewart, Iain MacKinnon, David MacMillan, Iain Stewart, Hugh M. MacLean, Donald A. Brown.
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