Township: caoles


Black and white photograph of the MacLean family of Croish, Caoles around 1905.

The MacLeans of Croish House, Caoles in 1904 or 1905.
L-R (back row) 1. Margaret (Maggie) MacLean, wife of John MacKinnon, Hillcrest and daughter of Alexander (3) and Ishbel (6); 2. Hugh MacLean, son of Alexander (3) and Ishbel (6), father of Hugh Archie, Salum; 3. Alexander MacLean (1853-1930), son of Hugh MacLean (1816-1905) of Croish, Caoles and his wife Marion MacFadyen, sister-in-law of Margaret (5); (middle row) 4. Catriona (An Auntie Bheag), spinster sister or sister-in-law of Margaret (5); 5. Margaret MacDonald (1835-1927), widow of Charles MacFadyen (1829-1901) and mother of Ishbel (6) and Marion (7) – three other daughters died in the diphtheria epidemic of 1881 – Maggie aged 17, Mary Flora aged 7 and Catherine aged 3; 6. Ishbel MacLean née MacFadyen (1871-1956), wife of Alexander (3), her first cousin, and daughter of Margaret (5), holding her son Charles (Charlie Croish); 7. Marion Cameron née MacFadyen, daughter of Margaret (5) and wife of Donald Cameron from Mull, holding her daughter Margaret (married surname Gillespie) – the family emigrated to Canada and Margaret grew up in New Deer, Alberta; (front row) 8. Hugh Hector MacArthur, Caoles House, cousin of Maggie, Hugh, Charlie, Donald (9) Catherine and Morag, and grandfather of Hugh (Dudan) MacArthur; 9. Donald MacLean, son of Alexander (3) and Ishbel (6); 10. Donald Cameron, son Marion (7), later a senator in Canada and founder of Banff School; 11. Catherine (Katie Rosigeal), daughter of Alexander (2) and Ishbel (6) and mother of Alasdair Rosigeal; 12. Morag MacLean (married surname Paton), daughter of Alexander (2) and Ishbel (6).



Photocopied report on Tiree Schools by Mr Ramsay dated 1863 (Bundle 1539).

Report dated 1863 on the individual schools at Caoles, Kirkapol, Balemartine, Heylipol, Sandaig (Greenhill), Balevullin, Croish and Hynish, giving how they`re supported, the teacher`s name, the school roll and comments by the inspector Mr Ramsay.




Photocopied letter dated 18/1/1847 to the Marquis of Lorne from Mr Dick Lander, Secretary of the Board of Fisheries.

Letter dated 18/1/1847 to the Marquis of Lorne from Mr Dick Lander, Secretary of the Board of Fisheries, acknowledging receipt of £690 10/- being half the sum required to improve certain creeks on Tiree.



Black and white postcard of drawing of Caoles.

Drawing of Caoles with cultivated fields, crofthouses, stackyards and a view of Coll in the background.