Colour photograph of the thatched house and barn at Kilmoluaig in 1988. Traditional haystacks are visible in the stackyard on the left.
Colour photographs of the thatched houses at Sandaig in 1988. The row of houses and barns was renovated by the Hebridean Trust, using traditional marram grass, and opened to the public as a museum. It closed in 2010 and was sold into private ownership. It has since been renovated again and the roofs replaced with reed thatch and black felt.
Black & white photograph of ‘Taigh Fionaghall’, Balemartine, with “Aunt Margaret” at the door, in the summer of 1934. Note that since 1924, the thatched roof has been replaced with tarred felt.
Coloured photograph of ‘Bella Mhate’s [Isabella MacLean] tigh tugha (tame sheep near door)’, at Balevullin(?) 1941-43, taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4).
Coloured photograph of ‘Farmstead at Balevullin, Tiree’, 1941-43, taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his hand-coloured glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4).
Black & white photograph of James Galbraith (seated with beard) and family outside his thatched house at Balevullin in around 1890. Standing – daughter Janet Galbraith (later MacDonald, Kilmoluaig); seated – daughter Sarah Donald (nee Galbraith) with baby Dorothy on her lap, and her other children Charlie, Jessie and Margaret. Sarah and her family lived in Glasgow and were probably paying a summer visit.
James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. He was given the croft at Balevullin as part of his payment.
Softback book ‘Out West’ by Iain Patterson, 2017.
Catalogue of art from an exhibition by the artist Iain Patterson, including references to architecture on Tiree, where he has rebuilt a traditional croft house. (Pages 60-61)