Canteen of silver and stainless steel cutlery presented to Archie MacIntyre, Gott, for his sheep at the 1959 Agricultural Show. A silver plaque on the top of the canteen reads ‘Presented by Tiree Association, Tiree Agricultural Show, 1959’. Contains 31 pieces made by Duncan & Scobrie, Sheffield.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 456, 11/12/2009
Local news: report on boat-building and restoration course; report on Christmas craft fayre; Tiree Community Business chairman’s report; S5 pupils say thank you for support of mountain climb; TRD’s cinema wins funding award; hoax telephone calls; managment of campervans; in influx of house mice; letter to the editor from Derrick Wolstencroft in Spain; New York marathon update by Matt Boyd; announcing Tiree Association scholarship awards; announcing Christmas lights competition; report on the Think Pink fundraising event at the Lodge Hotel.
Black & white photograph of Alec Hector MacPhail, Clachan, at the Tiree Association Sports Day on The Reef in 1931. Alec Hector was the nephew of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (1889-1961).
Black & white photograph of Katie MacPhail and her husband Lachlan MacPhail (postman), at the Tiree Association Sports Day on The Reef in 1931. Katie was the sister of Captain Lachlan MacPhail, Clachan and Glasgow (1889-1961).
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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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.
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.
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.