Tag Archives: woodworking

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2011.57.1

Photographs and information about a spinning wheel possibly made on Tiree

Photograph and information about a spinning wheel, hand-made by Hugh MacInnes, possibly Tiree. It was given to a young bride from Lochgilphead and passed down through the “Campbell women” to modern times, and now in the possession of Mrs Campbell, Dollar. Includes a letter regarding the spinning wheel from Rev. Ray Gaston, Dollar, to An Iodhlann, 2011, and a responding letter, and a letter from the owner Mrs Jennifer Campbell, Dollar, and responding letter, 2011. (See also photo P124)

1998.299.2

Audio cassette recording of Angus Munn and Neil Johnston of Heanish talking to Dr John Holliday in November 1998.

Angus Munn and Neil Johnston of Heanish talk to Dr John Holliday in November 1998 about the Heanish bard, sailors, the Land League in Tiree, cobblers, Donald Lamont and his family, boarded-out children, stories about Stanley Swan and Jack MacEwan, the history of Baugh guesthouse, stories about the owners of the guesthouse, the fever hospital, a boatbuilder from Heanish, the boats he built and the people who worked with him.

2004.94.1

Photocopied letter to Lady Victoria Campbell dated April 1907 from the Scotch Education Department, Whitehall, London.

Letter to Lady Victoria Campbell dated April 1907 from the Scotch Education Department, Whitehall, London about James MacKinnon (Neil MacKinnon`s father) of Balevullin who had been a pupil of Lady Victoria`s woodworking class at the Lodge. He had progressed to become an instructor and Lady Victoria had been looking for a grant so he could continue his education.

2001.174.1

Audio cassette recording of Bernie Smith, Hynish talking to Maggie Campbell in October 2001.

Bernie Smith of Hynish talks to Maggie Campbell in October 2001 about coming to Tiree aged four or five, his schooling at Balemartine, the Balephuil tragedy, his teachers and learning Gaelic, going to Glasgow at 16 to become a joiner, working with a plumber on Tiree, his boyhood, Sabbath observance, dances, changes at the airport, people in Balephuil, competing in the Mod, fishing and the Tiree bards; Bernie sings two Gaelic songs.

2000.51.1

Audio cassette recording of Dr John MacInnes talking to Maggie Campbell in March 2000.

Dr John MacInnes talks to Maggie Campbell in March 2000 about recording oral histories on Tiree with the School of Scottish Studies, the kindness of Tiree people, meeting Eachann and Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin and the many stories he heard about Fingal, Oscar and Diarmid and other heroes, the origins of these stories, the Balephuil clearances, the skill of Tiree men at sailing and the importance of giving young people the confidence to speak in Gaelic. Tha Dotair Iain Mac Aonghais a’ bruidhinn ri Magaidh Chaimbeul ann Am Mart 2000 mu eachdraidh beul-aithrise Thiriodh air a chuir air clàr le Sgoil Eòlais na h-Alba, càirdeas muinntir Thiriodh, a’ coinnicheadh ri Eachann agus Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin agus gur iomadh sgeul a’ chuala e mu Fhionn, Oscar agus Diarmaid agus gaisgich eile, tùs na sgeulan sin, fuadach Bhaile Phuill, sgil fir Thiriodh aig fairge agus cho feumail ’s a bha e misneachd a’ thoirt do dhaoine òige Gàidhlig a’ bhruidhinn.

1999.224.1

Audio cassette recording of Neil MacArthur of Moss talking to Maggie Campbell in October 1999.

Neil MacArthur (Niall Sheumais Alasdair) of Moss talks to Maggie Campbell in October 1999 about his schooling at Heylipol and Cornaig, working on the croft with his uncle, the people who used to live in Moss and the ruins that are left, the many cartwrights who used work on the island, the shops, illicit whiskey stills, the wells in Moss, cutting turf to burn instead of peat, singers and songs, people from Mull, the roads, the new church at Heylipol built in 1903-4 and a bad storm in the 1930s on the night of a wedding.

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