Tag Archives: trees

2017.84.1

Cross-section of a hawthorn tree from Glac nan Smeur / Hollow of the Brambles, on the side of Beinn Hynish, Balephuil.  There are about 80 rings, suggesting that the tree is still producing new stems. Planted in 1803, it remains the oldest tree on Tiree. Hawthorn can live for 500 years.

Tiree in 100 Objects – 60 – Hawthorn trunk

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

2014.104.1

Book `Atlantic Hazel`, 2012

Softback book about the history, ecology and conservation of native hazel woodland on the Atlantic fringes of Britain and Ireland. Hazel woodland is thought to have existed on Tiree and Coll around 9,000 years ago. The nuts were probably an important food source for seasonal foragers around the sea kingdom.

2014.39.1

Notes regarding audio recordings made on Tiree in 1972 and 1974

Two folders of handwritten notes made by Eric Cregeen while he was recording Tiree people speaking onto cassette tape during 1972 and 1974, plus a map of Balephuil, Balinoe and Barrapol annotated with the names of people living in each house. People recorded in notes: Donald Sinclair, Hector Kennedy – Balephuil, John Brown – Balephuil, John MacLean – Kilmoluaig, John MacLean – Cornaigbeg. Subjects covered include ancestry, Gaelic prose and songs, people living nearby, second sight, place names, shebeens, building construction, poverty, weather, schools, food, shops, water supplies, emigrants, rents, skeleton, confrontations, ferries and ships, literacy, crofts, Pairc na Coille, wars, Land Leagues, churches, illnesses.

1997.265.87

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 50, 11/11/1992.

Local news including the election of a new Community Council, First Aid training, article by District Councillor Donnie Campbell about the abolition of Strathclyde Regional Council, growing trees on Tiree, the weather and news from the youth club, golf club and Gaelic choir.

1997.265.99

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 62, 26/5/1993.

Local news including the wreckage of Chay Blyth`s boat in Port a` Mhuilinn, the re-assessment of Council Tax Valuation Banding, the weather, coastal erosion, Kilkenneth 3 by Sandy MacKinnon, trees on Tiree, the sighting of a golden eagle at Milton and the forthcoming botanical survey of Tiree.