Colour photograph of driftwood sculpture ‘Each Uisge / Water Horse’ on Gott Bay in the 1990s, made by artist Kirsty Laird, Brock and Edinburgh.
Softback book ‘A Tour Through the Highlands of Scotland, and the Hebride Isles, in 1786’ by John Knox, 2012.
In 1786 the British Society for Extending the Fisheries sent John Knox to the north and west coasts of Scotland to prospect for new harbours and fishing grounds. During his visit to Tiree, he surveyed the coastline and concluded that Gott Bay was the most practicable place for a pier. Includes observations about marble, wildlife, agriculture, population, fishing and the Duke of Argyll. (Pages 20-21)
Black & white photograph of piermaster Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish, and George Ian MacLean Brodie on the pier at Gott Bay in the 1920s. Georgie’s grandparents were Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to Georgie.
Emailed information about Hugh MacArthur, Tullymet, Gott/Scarinish (1892-1988).
Black & white photograph of Hugh MacArthur, Tullymet, Gott/Scarinish, in his army piper’s uniform on The Reef airfield during WWII.
Black & white photograph of Hugh MacArthur, Tullymet, Gott/Scarinish (top right), with his army pipe band at Fort George around 1916.
Death certificate for Hugh MacArthur, Tullymet, Gott/Scarinish (1892-1988). Hugh died in Dalintart Hospital, Oban.
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Black & white photograph of Hugh MacArthur, Tullymet, Scarinish/Gott, in his army piper uniform in 1915. Hugh was born in Hynish House in 1829. His father, Donald MacArthur (1850-1942), had been brought over by the Duke of Argyll from Tulliemet in Perthshire as a farm manager, as a “neutral” with no direct Tiree connections. His mother was Annie MacPhail (1851-1927). Hugh married Jessie Drummond Duff, Hynish, in 1921. Hugh served in the army in both the Cameron Regiment (no. S/25888) and Gordon Regiment (no. S/40968).