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2017.2.5

Hardback book ‘The Phonetics of the Gaelic Language and a System of Phonography’ by Malcolm MacFarlane, 1889. Includes exposition of orthography. Presented to Cornaigmore library in 1906 by James Coats, Jnr of Ferguslie House, Paisley, who donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann).

2017.2.3

Softback book ‘Gaelic in Scotland 1971: Some Sociological and Demographic Considerations of the Census Report for Gaelic’ by Kenneth MacKinnon, 1978. Includes chapters on Gaelic language maintenance 1961-71, Towards a social definition of the Gaidhealtachd, Gaelic literacy, and Abilities in Gaelic by age and sex. Donation label ‘Tiree High School: This book was donated by Gordon D. Donald’.l

2017.2.4

Hardback book ‘Celtic Studies: Essays in memory of Angus Matheson 1912-1962’ edited by James Carney and David Greene, 1968; which belonged to Allan MacDougall, Headteacher at Cornaigmore School during the 1940s. Essays by friends of Angus Matheson reflecting his range of interests which, while primarily directed towards Gaelic language and literature, embraced the whole field of Celtic Studies.

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