Tag Archives: the lodge


Photo of a portrait of Lady Frances Balfour ca 1875

Colour photograph of an original portrait of Lady Frances Balfour (nee Campbell; 1858-1931) as a young woman. She was the sister of the Duke of Argyll and loved Tiree, staying at The Lodge on Gott Bay for many years. The portrait was painted by her sister-in-law, HRH Princess Louise, Queen Victoria`s youngest child, and then Marchioness of Lorne (1848-1939). (original print with information stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)



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.


Needlework from Lady Victoria Campbell`s sewing class ca 1890

Small sample of crochet made from white cotton/linen thread. Made by Kate MacKinnon of Lodge Farm who attended Lady Victoria Campbell`s (the Duke`s sister) sewing classes held at Lodge Farm around 1890-1910.


Composition `For My Family` by Anne Tomlin (nee Lorimer), about memories of Tiree, ca 1895

Extract from a privately published volume by Anne Tomlin (1874-1970) about a visit to the Lodge around 1895 where she witnessed the funeral of Donald MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, the father of Rev. Hector MacKinnon who attended the funeral; she also writes about ferry travel and the `Dunara Castle`. Includes a covering letter from her grand-nephew Patrick Lorimer, Millport House, Hynish, giving information about Anne Tomlin.


Audio cassette recording of Rosie Macintyre of Scarinish talking to Maggie Campbell on 18/8/2004.

Rosie Macintyre of Scarinish talks to Maggie Campbell in August 2004 about her childhood memories, her mother working as a maid for Lady Victoria Campbell, the cattle show in Scarinish, the walk from Kirkapol to Scarinish School every day, and what the weather was like when she was young.