Tag Archives: thatched houses

2016.33.2

Bound booklet of transcribed excerpts regarding Tiree from the Autobiography and Memoirs of George Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900).

Click here to view Tiree excerpts

2014.117.1

Collection of 18 postcards of photographs of Tiree, 1920-1960

Collection of 18 original postcards showing photographed scenes from Tiree, some of which are used and stamped. Most are duplicates of existing archive items. Six scanned and accessioned separately (V121-V126).

2014.100.1

Copy of `Cuairt Litir` – newsletter of the Friends of Thatched Houses, 1987

Copy of the first edition of the newsletter of the `Friends of Thatched Houses`, edited by Alec MacArthur, Heylipol. One article is of a series of photographs of `Roofing a New Barn in Tiree (July 1985)` (probably Scarinish), including Hector Brown and Murdoch MacLean, while another article is in Gaelic about the old houses of Tiree by Alan Boyd. The group was set up to aid perservation and restoration of traditional thatched houses in the Hebrides. Most members were from Tiree.

2014.43.5

Photograph of Scarinish from the air in 1947

Black & white photograph of Scarinish from the air in 1947, probably taken from the platform of one of five communications towers present there at the time. Scarinish School is in the middle, whilst the Reading Room (An Iodhlann) is just visible on the left edge of the photo. (original stored on CD in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)

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2014.43.6

Photograph of a Johnny MacPhee and Morag MacPhee outside their thatched house in Scarinish in 1947

Black & white photograph of Johnny MacPhee and Morag MacPhee (Duncan MacPhee’s wife ) outside their thatched house in Scarinish in 1947.Johhny MacPhee is Duncan MacPhee’s Uncle.

Morag died in 1978 ,Johnny died in 1963 and Duncan died in 1997.

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