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Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 444, 12/06/2009

Local news: Tiree Community Development’s Open Day challenges; island weddings (Sian & Adam Milne, Lisa & Ali, Eilidh & Martin Hendry); visit by Waverley Paddle Steamer; A&B councillor’s ‘CalMac chaos?’; TRD’s new Powerdown Officer, Frances Woodhead; Tiree Open golf competition; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’; letters to the editor – fire service, inconsiderate road users; Community Powerdown project; reporter’s notes about lunch with Ian and Patricia Sharp, Tiree is no. 2 in Lonely Planet Guide; Tiree High School parent council; promotion of Gaelic language; SWRI news; an evening of Gaelic drama; Duncan MacLean’s invitation to the Queen’s garden party; Tiree Pipe Band play at 10K; John Bowler’s RSPB news; Tiree Agricultural Show preparations.


Wedding cake postal box and compliments slip found inside a tin box in the wall of Taigh a’ Chontractor, Crossapol, in 2016.

The wedding, held in London on 4 June 1917, was of Kate Matheson Maclennan, mantle saleswoman from Partick, to John Maclean (42), Corporation Clerk and Private in the Royal Highlanders of Canada. The cake box is addressed to Mrs Ann MacDonald, Farmer, Balemartine, Tiree, and stamped 2d. Ann was 66 in the 1911 census (72 at the time of the wedding). Both of Kate’s parents were from Stornoway.


Photograph of a wedding party on Coll, in the late 1960s

Black & white photograph of a wedding party being led along the pier road on Coll by piper Robert Beck, in the late 1960s. Photographed by Geoffrey Cole, Oban. Formerly mounted with a 1970 calendar insert. (Original photograph and mount/calendar stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1).



Photograph of the wedding of Mairi MacPhail ,daughter of Neil MacPhail (Registrar) and George Griffiths wedding, ca 1970

Black & white photograph of the wedding of Mairi MacPhail and George Griffiths 1970. L-R: Stuart Langley and wife Ann Langley; George Griffiths; Mairi MacPhail ; Maggie MacKinnon; Margaret Leckie (now MacIntyre); Ella Donald; Gordon Donald. Maggie and Ella were sisters. Mairi MacPhail was the daughter of Neil (the Registrar) and Chrissie MacPhail, Kirkapol(Original stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)



Photograph of the wedding of Ray Thornton and Cathy `Hume` MacLean during WWII

Black & white photograph of a couple married at Heylipol Church during 1939-1945. L-R: unknown bestman, Ray Thornton, Cathy MacLean, Nancy MacLean (married Murdoch Sinclair). Original stored in 2014.5.1 filing cabinet 10 drawer 1.



Photograph of Mrs MacLean of Greenhill House with guests in 1957

Black & white photograph of Mrs MacLean of Greenhill House (right) with guests Miss Ross (left) and Agnes Lightbody (right), in July 1957. Agnes and her husband, George, spent their honeymoon on Tiree. (Original photo stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)


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