Black and white photograph of Peter MacLeod, Ruaig (b. 1933), with his wheelbarrow in the garden at the rear of Ruaig Schoolhouse in 1935/36. The barn in the background has since been converted to a house.
Peter MacLeod was born in Ruaig School house in 1933. His mother, Christina MacLeod (nee MacKinnon), was appointed teacher at Ruaig School about 1922/1923 after completing her training at Jordanhill College. His father, Robert MacLeod, was appointed Headmaster of Ruaig School in 1927/28, and they were married in 1930. Christina had a lifelong interest in gardening, and Peter was given the wheelbarrow to help his mother in the garden.
Composition by Alistair MacNeill, Hynish and North Berwick, titled ‘The games we played’ about his memories of the games that he and other children at Hynish and Balemartine School played in the 1940s and 1950s.
Black and white postcard photograph of two well-dressed young girls with a scooter in 1915, probably members of the family of Catherine Campbell, Mannal. On the reverse is written “Kathleen and Elizabeth Robson. Taken in Newcastle, April 1915. With much love to dear Miss Campbell”, and addressed to “Miss C Campbell, Fairview, Mannal, Tiree”. From a collection of photographs from Mannal House.
Collection of 29 black & white photographs and postcards retrieved from Mannal House featuring members of the MacDonald family, Catherine Campbell, Annie Campbell, Private H MacDonald, and their relations, around 1900-1930s. Some of these photos are catalogued individually (2015.40.6 – 2015.40.23).
Notes on Gaelic words and phrases made by George Holleyman in 1942-43
Photocopy of George Holleyman`s notebooks in which he recorded Gaelic words, phrases, idioms, sayings, children`s games & toys, song titles, Tiree dishes, and girls & boys names that he heard while serving in the RAF on Tiree in 1942-43, and a list of books about Tiree.
Inventory of the George Holleyman collection held at An Iodhlann 2013
Printed list of numbered items in the George Holleyman collection of artefacts, photographs, manuscripts and notebooks, held at An Iodhlann. Copy included at the start of the G Holleyman collection file folder. George Holleyman FSA was an archaeologist who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. He carried out significant amounts of pioneering archaeological work in Sussex during the first half of the 20th century, along with Drs. Eliot and Cecil Curwen. He was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1949.
Two handmade cardboard discs pierced by matches, with numbers written onto coloured sections, to form a spinning number-selector, similar to those made by children for their games. Made by John Fletcher, Balemartine, in Nov. 2012 for An Iodhlann for a visit by Primary School children.
Child`s toy made of the iron heel of a hob-nailed boot, twisted string and short length of wood. Known as a `Peter-dum-dick` and possibly used as a catapult or for making clacking noises. Presented to Alan Boyd by Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, around 1985.
Child`s `potato gun` or Gunna-staile, made with the base of a swan’s feather and a wooden plunger. Presented to Alan Boyd around 1985 by Hugh MacLean, Barrapol. Flora MacArthur, Moss, remembers her father making them for Donald and Duncan.