Tag Archives: tiree association

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2016.63.1

Newspaper cutting about a letter from the Marquis of Tullibardine, which was read out at the annual gathering of “the natives of Tiree” held in Glasgow around 1905. The letter/article regards Tiree’s inaccessibility and the lack of a good pier, how one might be funded while the island is up for sale, and whether the Congested Districts Board (1897-1911) could afford to pay for it. The Duke of Argyll attempted to sell Tiree in 1902. Several ministers born on Tiree are also mentioned: Rev. John MacLean, Glasgow, Rev. Hector MacKinnon, Campbeltown, and Rev. Charles Lamont, Saltcoats.

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2014.110.1

Tiree Association souvenir programme for their Jubilee Gathering, 1950

Small card-covered souvenir programme of events by the Tiree Association to celebrate the Jubilee anniversary of the association in 1950. Includes a notice about the Jubilee Gathering concert and dance, a word from the event Chairman – the Duke of Argyll, articles about the association, emminent members of the association, the committee (including photos) and memories of Tiree by the diaspora, and adverts. Signed inside by Flora MacKinnon, Ardnafuaran.

2014.107.3

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 418, 7/6/08

Local news: Tiree 10K; An Iodhlann re-opens; interview with Elaine Hutchinson; air link between Oban and islands; Helen Thompson professional kite-surfer; `Tiree Experience` day tour; the Tiree Association; architecture awards; MacLeans of Tiree and New Zealand; kite-building competition (goose scarers); `Pipathon`; closure of Craft Shop, Kenovay.

2014.107.5

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 420, 5/7/08

Local news including Highland Show success for Ruaig and Heylipol farms; interview with Gordon Connell, Crossapol; MBE for CalMac`s Eric Ruthven; forthcoming Feis Thiriodh; RSPB information; `Gaelic Onboard` sessions on CalMac ferries; primary 6/7 school trip to central Scotland; Ena Kerr – new president of the Tiree Association; merit prize awarded to Eoghann M MacLean, Tiree High School; Tiree Agricultural Show home industries schedule.

2013.42.1

Verse about a fictional (?) conversation between `Angus` and `The Kaiser` during WWII

Pamphlet of printed verse/poem/song about a fictional (?) conversation between `Aonghas` and `The Kaiser` during WWII, by Maighstir Niall MacIlleathain – Bard a` Chomuinn Thirisdich. Sold in aid of The Tiree Association Ladies` War Work Guild.

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