Wooden, pedal-operated spinning wheel made by Archie MacLean (Èirdsidh an Tuairneir), Cornaigmore. On loan from Mary MacLean, The Coolins, Scarinish
Wooden darning mushroom
Hand-worked double-ended wooden darning `mushroom` for repairing holes in woolen garments.
Pair of carding combs
Pair of wooden carding combs with metal bristles used to `card out` sheeps wool into fine strands, ready for spinning into yarn. Given to John Morton Boyd, Balephuil, by Mrs Chrissie MacArthur and Miss Flora Campbell (Flòraidh a` Bhàird), Balemartine, on 9th July 1973. Includes a handwritten note by Morton Boyd about the combs.
Invoice and label from Brora wool mill, 1936, found in the byres opposite Hynish House.
Invoice dated 1936 from T. M. Hunter of the Sutherland Wool Mills at Brora addressed to John Hume of Heylipol Farm for wool, plus a delivery label addressed to T. M. Hunter.
Six invoices from the Wool Marketing Board to John MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol dated 1953-61.
Five invoices from the Wool Marketing Board to John MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol dated 1953-61, giving weight, grade of wool and price per pound (lb); one invoice from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries British Wool Section, undated.
Paperback book `British Sheep Breeds` by Elizabeth Henson.
An account of the 65 distinct breeds of sheep in Britain.
Audio cassette recording of Lachie MacFadyen of Caoles talking to Maggie Campbell in 2000.
Lachie MacFadyen of Caoles talks to Maggie Campbell in 2000 about his work as a shepherd on a large estate at Crianlarich, about bringing the sheep in from the hills for lambing, dipping and shearing, sheep’s wool and its uses, the ailments of sheep, the importance of sheep dogs and their training, the changes in transporting animals and where they winter, the weather in Crianlarich, sales in Tiree and the differences between working there and here.