Alexander MacKinnon’s father, also Alexander, Kilmoluaig, was one of the Skerryvore Lighthouse team housed at Hynish. Alexander Sr died from pneumonia contracted after a sea rescue in a storm in 1887(?), after which Alex Jr and his mother had to vacate their Hynish cottage and live with her parents, MacLeans of Cornaigbeg. Alexander Jr took Divinity at Glasgow University, serving as minister for 33 years at the Presbyterian Church in Manchester, St. Columba’s in Glasgow and at Kilmonivaig at Spean Bridge, amongst others. Former Vice-President of the Tiree Association.
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.
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 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).
Black and white photograph of 13 members of the Tiree Association Committee around 1930. Named individuals are Ewen (Hugh) Cameron (back, left); Rev Hector Cameron, Cornaigmore (back, third from left); piper Hugh Kennedy, Kilmoluaig (back, right); wife of Rev Cameron (centre front).
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.