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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


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 lavender bag

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.


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).



Photograph of Cornaig School pupils in 1971/72

Colour photograph of Cornaig School pupils in 1971/72. Back row L-R: Duncan MacPhee, Scarinish; Lachie Campbell, Cornaigbeg; David Monigan, Kilkenneth; Cameron MacKinnon, Crossapol. Middle row L-R: Donna Campbell; Eileen Lyons, Mannal; Joyce Littlejohn, Crossapol; Peggy Brown (MacDonald), Balevullin; Norma Omand, Balephetrish; Monica Davis (Smith), Crossapol; teacher Gordon Connell. Front row L-R: Carol Holt, Crossapol; Elizabeth Gillespie, Balinoe; ?; Linda McLaughlin, Balinoe; Eileen Lepard, Ruaig. (original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)