Newspaper article about the Balephuil fishing disaster, 1856
Photocopy of a newspaper article from the Glasgow Herald, July 1856 (and typed transcript by donor), about the loss of nine fishermen in a storm off Balephuil in 1856. Thirty-nine men set off fishing in six boats but were overtaken by a gale. Thirty out of thirty-three men survived in three boats that made it to Islay. All six were lost from one boat that came ashore on Coll.
Booklet tracing the history of Tiree`s weather station and early flights to the island, the RAF, traditional methods of forecasting the weather and weather extremes. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.
Photograph of Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, as a “young inventor” ca. 1940
Black & white photograph of Alasdair Sinclair (1923-2009), Brock, as a boy with a hand-made `sail-bike` on the machair. Alasdair grew up to be an international engineer. He was also one of An Iodhlann`s most enthusiastic co-founders. (original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)
Large colour document about the geology, wildlife, environment and economy of Scotland`s coastal waters. Produced as a consultation document for the Scottish Government to shape the Scottish Marine Plan for future management of the coast line. Contributions by Ian Boyd, St Andrews University and Balephuil.
Correspondence about coastal erosion on Tiree, 2005
Correspondence between Councillor Ian Gillies, Scarinish, and Scottish Natural Heritage, Alasdair Sinclair, and Argyll & Bute Council, regarding coastal erosion around Tiree following a “disastrous storm” in January 2005, inlcuding photographs of damage at Crossapol and Brock.
Itinerary of European Commission officers` visit to Tiree in November 2008
Itinerary of Jon Rathjen, Head of Sustainable Places (Scottish Government) and Climate Challenge Fund, and of Neil Mitchison, Head of European Commission Office in Scotland. Visited various community groups and projects around Tiree.
Drilled rock core of Lewisian gneiss from site of proposed community turbine at Ruaig sliabh obtained during survey work. Bore hole no. R3, depth 3.10 metres. Sampled by W Whitelaw, Land-Drill Geotechnics Ltd, on 07/10/08. Polished with beeswax.
Local new and events including the forthcoming wind turbine meeting, Argyll air services, the cut in ferry fares, an interview with Iain MacLeod, football coaching for school pupils, and the RSPB-sponsored function at the Rural Centre.