Collection of items belonging to the Tiree Agricultural Society, 1988-1990: (1) typed schedule for the Horticultural section of the Tiree Agricultural Show, August 1989, (2) letter from Donald Harrison of the Scottish Agricultural Colleges Advisory Service (SAC) to Grace MacKinnon of the Agric. Society, 1990, (3) declaration – ‘movement of sheep which have been dipped’ signed by Pat Boyd, Kenovay, 1988, and (4) black & white photograph of Mr R Cameron.
Accounting book belonging to Robert Nisbet, Heanish, containing records of amounts spent on (1) fencing materials for croft apportionment and the Scarinish-Heanish boundary in 1972, including the share of the costs for Nisbet and DA Cameron, and labour paid to Neil MacNeill for fencing work, (2) supplies from Boots the Chemists, Oban, 1948-1952, (3) goods from Cook & Blair, Greenock, 1948-1952, (3) goods from Cooper, McDougall & Robertson, Glasgow, 1947-1952, (3) insurance from the Co-operative Insurance Society, Glasgow, 1946-1952, (4) goods and services from George & Jobling, Glasgow, 1949-1952, (5) goods from Speedwell Lubricants, London, 1949-1951, (6) goods from Duncan MacDougall, Oban, 1950-1952, (7) goods from Kilmarnock Equitable Co-op Society, 1948-1950, (8) goods from J&D Hilston, Lanark, 1948-1952, (9) goods from McGill & Smith, Ayr, 1948-1952, (10) goods from MacFarlan Shearer & Co., Greenock, 1948-1952, (11) goods from Scottish Agricultural Industries, Glasgow, 1948-1952, (12) services from GPO – Telephone Manager, Glasgow, 1949-1951, (13) bull services of the Scarinish Hotel, 1950, (14) veterinary services of DS Brown, Oban, 1951-1952, (15) rent to the Duke of Argyll, 1949-1952, (16) membership of the Highland Cattle Society of Scotland, 1949-1951, (17) subscription to the Scottish Farmer newspaper, Glasgow, 1951-1952. The accounting book itself is titled “The Guildhall series of stock rulings”.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 432, 13/12/08
Local news: Christmas parties; interview with Santa Claus; An Talla news; Christmas message from the Provost of A&B Council; primary children visit the Post Office; sheep scab alert; Skerryvore winter tour; RSPB information; SWRI Christmas party and Commemorative Bench.
The Kerol Stockowner`s Notebook 1924
Small orange/brown card covered notebook for the recording the use of `Kerol` products as stock remedies. Includes instructions for use, testimonials, calendar, advice regarding ailments, and pages for the stockperson`s own notes. Handwritten notes are by Colin MacPhail of Crossapol.
Death certificate of Duncan MacLean, Balevullin, the first vet on Tiree.
Copy of the death certificate for Duncan MacLean, Balevullin (1901-1955), who was the first veterinary surgeon on Tiree.
Documents and photographs relating to the Eriskay Pony breed
Documents, articles and photograps relating to the endangered Eriskay Pony breed of the outer Hebrides. The Eriskay Pony Society was set up in 1972 to prevent the extinction of the breed. One of the founders was Robert Beck, vet, and resident of Tiree.
Fragment of pottery with a hole drilled through
Large fragment of pottery with a hole drilled through collected by Charles MacDonnell from Salum beach in 2009, and possible explanation of its purpose by Ian Hewitt of Bournemouth University: may have been used as a beehive, the holes being for ventilation. It may also have been a ceramic milk strainer used in cattle husbandry (see page 17 of GW Davis 2011).
Information about the Tiree Cattle Health Group and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)
Guide to the Tiree Cattle Health Group and leaflet about protecting Tiree cattle from Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD).
Photograph of Eriskay pony and trap, with Robert Beck and his son, Edinburgh 1975
Copy of a black and white photograph of Eriskay pony `Peigi` in harness pulling a trap known as a `Governess car`, with Robert Beck, Ruaig, and his son. Taken in Edinburgh in 1975. Orignal photo kept with lecture notes 2009.82.4