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Assortment of teaching material from Tiree High School, ca. 1980

Assortment of photocopied typed and hand-written texts used to teach Argyll history in Tiree High School around the 1980s. Includes: the Stevenson brothers; Dr Johnson and James Boswell 1773; Glen Coe; Duror of Appin; Auchindrain Museum; Nether Lochaber – stories of Rev. Alexander Stewart; Inveraray Castle; Dunollie Castle; Kilchurn Castle; Duart Castle; Kinlochaline Castle; The Song of the Clyde; Mary of Argyll; The Isle of Mull; The Road to the Isles; Mull and the other inner isles; The Smaller Sudereys; West Inverness and Argyll; Oban; Crinan Canal; map of Iona


`Contact` Magazine of the Strathclyde Regional Council Education Department 1979/80

New paper-bound newsletter for disseminating information about the education service amongst and between schools in Strathclyde. Produced by the Education Department in 1980.


Newspaper page with mention of Dr Angus MacNiven and Donald Meek, 2012

Page from The Scotsman newspaper in 2012 mentioning Dr Angus MacNiven in an article about a planned film about RD Laing (eminent British psychiatrist). Dr MacNiven had connections with the farm occupied by “Bell Bheag” today. On the reverse is a letter to the editor by Prof. Donald Meek, Caolas, criticising the proposed Teaching Quality Assesment (TQA). Includes photocopies of both articles.


Hand-embroidered linen bag, ca 1910

White linen bag hand-sewen and embroidered at one of Lady Victoria`s sewing classes held at Lodge Farm around the 1910s. Made by Catherine (Kate) MacKinnon (sister of Rev Hector MacKinnon) of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol.


Handmade lavendar bag

Cream silk, hand-sewen pouch containing dried lavendar and tied with a handmade lace ribbon. Made by Catherine (Kate) MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol (sister of Rev Hector MacKinnon) at one of Lady Victoria`s sewing classes held at the farm in the 1910s.


List of SSPCK teachers on Tiree and Coll, 1709-1872

Photocopy of a paper by A.S. Cowper listing all the schoomasters of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge between 1709 and 1872. Published in the Scottish Record Society`s journal in 1997. Accompanied by a 2-page summary of the records pertaining to Tiree and Coll only. Many of the early schools were Church funded.


Photograph of a Morris Minor being hoisted off the ferry in 1966

Black & white photograph of a Morris Minor 100 being hoisted by crane from the deck of the ferry `Claymore` to Gott Bay pier in 1966. This may have been Cornaig School`s Headmaster Allan MacDougall`s beloved car that he was trying to protect when he fell into the sea in 1969, after which he became ill and died.



Photograph of Cornaig School pupils in 1966/67

Black & white photograph of Cornaig School pupils in 1966/67. Back row L-R: Monica Davis (Smith), Crossapol; Murray Omand, Balephetrish; Norma Omand, Balephetrish; Cameron MacKinnon, Crossapol; Peggy Brown (MacDonald), Balevullin; Ann Cameron, Balevullin; Elizabeth MacKinnon (Brown), Kenovay; Morven MacLean, Crossapol; Margaret Ann Campbell, Cornaigmore. Front row L-R: Lachie MacKinnon, Balephetrish; ?; Lachie Campbell, Cornaigbeg; Donald MacKinnon, Kenovay (Sorach); ?; ?; Christeena Brown, Crossapol. Teacher Elsie Kerr. (original stored in filing cabinet 9, drawer 4).