Tag Archives: the church

2016.68.1

Final year undergraduate dissertation from the University of Glasgow, 2016, titled ‘Beul-aithris agus an Creideamh Crìostaidh ann an Tiriodh rè Ministrealachd an Urramaich Iain Gregorson Caimbeul, 1861-1891’,  about folk tales and superstitions in relation to Christianity on Tiree with particular reference to minister Rev. John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891). Entirely in Gaelic, 47 pages.

2016.64.1

Scanned images of a family bible given to Archie Walker, Moss, by his sister Catherine on 14 December 1916, and of three postcards (see 2016.64.2 to 4) from Donald Winn who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. The bible was later given to Archie’s daughter Ann MacDonald Kennedy, who married Donald Winn, RAF Tiree. Other names written on the back inside cover of the bible are Mrs MacKinnon, Renfrew, Mr Donald Walker, Renfrew, Mr James McLellan, Inverness, and Miss A Tuseford, Derby. Size: 75 x 105 x 15 mm.

These items were brought to Tiree by Ann and Don’s daughter, Catriona Morag Laforge (nee Winn), Canada, during A’Bhuain – Tiree Homecoming in May 2016.

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2015.56.1

Softback book ‘Tiree Kirk Session Minutes, Vol. 1, 1775-1806’ by Archie Henderson, Glasgow, 2015. First volume of published transcriptions of the original minutes of the Tiree Kirk Session. Signed by the author.

2015.53.1

Photocopied extract from handwritten ledgers containing the Minutes of the Provincial Synod of Argyll, August 1839 to August 1841. Relates to a report to the Synod in August 1840, which expressed concern about the spiritual state of Tyree, As a result, the Presbytery of Mull convened an investigation on the island.

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Photographs of a baptism in Abhainn Bhi, Balephuil, ca 1970

Three colour photographs showing stages of an adult baptism at the bridge over Abhainn Bhi, the stream that runs out of Loch a` Phuil at Balephuil, around 1970. Before a baptism, the stream would be temporarily dammed so that the water was deep enough for an adult to be submerged when being tipped backwards by the minister. Unknown participants. Found in Flora MacArthur`s house (now demolished) at Sandaig 2010. Original in filing cabinet 9 drawer 3.

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