Cardboard box (‘spiced beef and tongue’) containing two lumps of hardened yellowish-brown wax found in Mannal House. Probably whale blubber, which would have had various domestic and croft uses, e.g. preservation of leather harness.
Book “Whaling and the Hebrides”
Softback book summarising the proceedings of a three-day conference in Harris in August 2007 concerning the history of island whalers in the South Atlantic in the 20th century and whaling in and around the Hebrides.
Newspaper cutting about the fin whale washed up on Coll in February 2004.
Article and photograph about the fin whale washed up on Coll in February 2004 and the fibreglass copies made of her jawbones..
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 393, 16/6/2007.
Local news and events including the Tiree 10K run, a letter from the Argyll Estates factor Andrew Montgomery about the windsurfing world championship, an article by the S.W. Scotland Marine Vertebrate Network,and news from the RSPB, the golf club, the school and the WRI.
Hardback book `Whales` Bones of the British Isles` by Nicholas Redman.
Comprehensive and unique record of the decorative and practical ways in which whales` bones have been used in the British Isles.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No 317, 17/4/2004.
Local news and events including the progress with the tank farm development, news from the councillor Ian Gillies, Tiree soldiers in Iraq, report from Janet MacIntosh on the NHS strategy for Argyll, the return of the Coll whale`s jawbones and the Scottish Executive`s proposal for reform of local government elections.
Paperback book `Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises` by Mark Carwardine.
A visual guide to all the world`s cetaceans.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 316, 3/4/2004.
Local news and events including the fire at Milton harbour and the Milton Fishermen`s Fund, the `Generations` CD from Australia, the whale jawbones missing from Coll, CalMac summer timetable, prize-winning baby Michael MacDonald from Crossapol, the Tank Farm Development and news from the RSPB, the Feis, An Talla committee and the Youth Club.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 314, 6/3/2004.
Local news and events including an obituary for Donald Campbell of Garaphail, the public meeting about the tank farm development, the fin whale beached on Coll in February, news from soldiers Gordon Rowan and John Campbell in Iraq, scheduled air services from Prestwick, CalMac reservations facilities, a reply from MSP George Lyon to factor Montgomery, gardeners` corner and news from the school and the RSPB.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 312, 7/2/2004.
Local news and events including the forthcoming study of Tiree by the Islands Energy Agency, Councillor`s View, the beached whale on Coll, the new Crofters Commission Development Officer, the Scottish Islands Network Newsletter, and news from the WRI, the school, RSPB, Tiree Development Partnership and the feis.