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Black & white photograph of Hugh Fullarton, son of Annie Cameron, Balevullin (ca 1880-1965), collecting water from the well on the other side of the bridge from Annie’s house in around 1965. The well was the water supply for the house. It is no longer visible.


Black & white photograph of John Andrew Jamieson (1886-1946) and his grand-daughter Janet Jamieson Cooper at a well west of Millport House, Hynish, in June 1946. Note the limewashed brick superstructure and stone lining of the well, the wooden lid and the pole (held by Janet) for lifting the lid, and the bucket for drawing water out of the well.


Collection of 14 colour photo-prints of various scenes from Tiree from 1960 to 2010, including an passenger aircraft at Tiree airport, a double-decker bus at the pier, out-buildings at Coales, an old well, Kilkenneth chapel and Kirkapol farmland. Five of the images are accessioned separately (see 2016.56.2 – 6).


Section of map showing location of the well at Dùn Mhòr broch, Vaul

Photocopied tracing of a section of map F19 – Ordnance Survey map sheet LXV.1, 1899 scale 1:2,5000, showing the location of the well `Tobar Duin Mhoir` at the broch at Vaul.



CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-25.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a song about the loss of a sailor, talks about the exploits of Donald Lamont of Ruaig, funeral customs, a type of kilt worn on Tiree, playing shinty on Sundays, whey-making, a well Tobar na Naoi Beò, sings three Gaelic songs, talks about games old men would play with young lads, recites a verse of a song about the Balephuil drowning, tells and anecdote about what his father believed, sings a humorous song about Calum MacArthur in Glasgow, talks about the Balemartine bard, gives a saying about guns, sings a Gaelic song and another by John MacLean, tells a story about a fool and his gold, a humorous anecdote about his great-grandmother, sings four more Gaelic songs, tells a story about sighting fairies and another about a sailing disaster and sings another Gaelic song.