DVD of a tribute to Gordon Connell`s accordion teaching on Tiree, 2013
DVD of a tribute to accordion teachers made by MG Alba in Gaelic to be screened at Feis Thiriodh 2013, beginning with Gordon Connell, Crossapol, who has been teaching accordion at Tiree High School since the 1970s. Includes footage of Tiree landscapes, dancing in the old community hall, a photograph of Murray Omand, and interviews with Angus MacPhail, Ruaig, Flora MacPhail, Ruaig, Dr John Holliday, Balephuil, and Alastair MacLean (Billy the Box), Barrapol.
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
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.
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.
Cream silk, hand-sewn pouch containing dried lavender 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.