Information about Tiree’s ancient and forgotten golf courses at Kirkapol, Vaul, Scarinish, Cornaigmore and Barrapol. Donated by Harry Ward, author of Forgotten Greens, 2019.
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Softback book ‘Forgotten Greens’ by Harry Ward, 2019, about the abandoned golf courses of Scotland. Tiree’s golf courses at Balinoe, Cornaigmore, Heylipol, Kirkapol, Scarinish and Vaul are included on pages 111-112. Signed for An Iodhlann by the author.
Photocopy of an academic paper ‘Dun Ara: a Norse-period harbour in Mull?’ by Dr James Petre, 2020. Explores the history of the site known as Dun Ara in Mishnish, north Mull. Comparisons are made with sites at Dun Mor Vaul, Kenavara and Milton, Tiree. A digital copy of the full article is held in An Iodhlann.
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Pages from the Antiquary Magazine, 1907, with an illustrated article titled ‘Some Antiquities of Tiree’ by WG Collingwood, about duns and ancient chaples on the island. Mentions the Temperance Hotel in Scarinish and the prosperous appearance of local housing.
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Article written in 2020 by Shanna Avery, USA, about tracing the ancestry of the McLeans of Chase, Michigan, back to Donald McLean of Vaul.
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Photocopies of (1) a cartoon and photographs from an Australian newspaper, 1930, featuring Captain Kenneth Norman MacKenzie (1897-1951), Master of the ‘Discovery’, and his crew depicted as penguins, (2) newspaper articles about the voyage of the ‘Discovery’, and (3) a family tree showing connections between Kenneth MacKenzie and MacFarlanes of Balinoe, MacKinnons of Vaul and MacKinnons of Balephetrish. Kenneth’s great-great-grandfather was William MacFarlane (1777-1863), tenant at Balinoe.
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Porthole from the WWII warship, HMS Sturdy, which was wrecked on rocks off Sandaig during a storm in 1940. The porthole has been re-painted by Donald Brown, Vaul, and decorated with a sketch of the ship. The stainless steel bolts and backing (made from an old fish box) were added by Donald.