Colour photo postcard of Tràigh Bhì / Travee, looking east from the Kenavara shore. Photographed by J H Rutter of Balemartine and printed in Inverness.
Scanned record sheet issued by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for Private Hector McDonald, Balemartine (1894-1916), who died in battle during WWI, and is remembered in Cambrin Churchyard, France. Hector was the son of Hector and Chistina Campbell McDonald of Balemartine.
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Steel latch hook with wooden handle belonging to tailor Malcolm MacArthur, Balemartine. Latch hooks are traditionally used in rug-making.
Hardback book ‘Lord Clive’, 1901, composed from essays by MacAulay about the life of Lord Robert Clive (b. 1725), founder of the British empire in India in the 1700s. On the inside front cover is handwritten ‘This book belongs to Mr John Brown, The Sliabh, Balephuil, Tiree’ and stamped with his name next to ‘Balemartine P Sch’.
Extensive account of the genealogy, life and career of Captain James Campbell, Balemartine (1900-1978), by Noni Brown, Australia, 2020. James Campbell left Tiree at 15 years old and worked on ships around the world before settling in Australia where he worked his way up the ranks of the Australian Coastal Shipping Companies. His parents were Neil and Isabel Campbell, Balemartine. The account includes photos, family histories and compositions.
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Thirty-eight colour slides of scenes of Tiree photographed by Harry Rutter, Balemartine, in the late 1950s-1960s. Harry planned to make postcards of the images for sale from his shop in Balemartine. Scenes include beaches, townships, Tiree Pipe Band, cattle show and the airport.
Black & white photograph of ‘Taigh Fionaghall’, Balemartine, with “Aunt Margaret” at the door, in the summer of 1934. Note that since 1924, the thatched roof has been replaced with tarred felt.