Two samples of peat washed up on Balephetrish beach in 2017, and carbon-dated at 9474 years before present (+/- 32).
Three small flint flakes found at NM 023483 on the patch from Balephetrish to the Ringing Stone: (1) near a small clearance cairn amidst broad rig cultivation – secondary flake 24 x 12 x 2mm, slight edge damage/wear on one side, possible adaptation by flake removal to make a burin, (2) in a sheep scrape in same general area but nearer the beach 28 x 13 x 10 mm, secondary flake, edge wear, also possible adaptation as a burin, (3) small flint chip – spall.
Black & white photograph of Balephetrish House in the 1920s. From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to Georgie Ian MacLean Brodie, grand-daughter of Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B.
DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985), Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.
Hand-drawn map of Tiree showing the locations of 15 aerial photographs taken around the island in 1998 (see 2016.54.1~15). Areas covered are: Kirkapol, Vaul, Ruaig, Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Kenovay, Balephetrish, Caoles, Salum, Kennavara, Hough, Balevullin, Middleton, Kilkenneth, Moss, Baugh, Balemartine, Balinoe, Scarinish, Heanish and Hynish.
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Large, black & white aerial photograph from a series of 15 taken over Tiree in 1998. Photo number: 3-019 Balephetrish.
Printed spreadsheet of births, marriages and deaths of the Henderson family of Moss, Greenhill, Balephetrish, Hough, Scarinish, Balemartine, Mannal, Kilmoluaig and Vaul, 1806-2002.
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Book ‘Twentieth-Century Crofting Schemes on Tiree and Coll’ by Bob Chambers, 2016, with foreword by Prof. Donald Meek, Caoles. Shortly before and shortly after WWI, over 100 new crofts were created on Tiree and Coll, and almost 40 existing crofts were enlarged. The impact on the islands was enormous, wide-ranging and long-lasting, particularly on Tiree.