Township: heanish


Booklet titled `Isle of Tiree` edited by Mona MacDonald, with photocopy.

Guide to townships on Tiree, local advertising and map. Accession includes photocopy of same.


Black and white postcard of Heanish hospital.

The fever hospital on Heanish machair. Built in 1905 of corrugated iron over a wooden frame, it contained a two-bedded ward at either end with a kitchen, nurse`s room and bathroom in the centre. It was first used within months of opening when two families went down with diphtheria. By 1927, Dr Hunter reported it was only occasionally used and it was let out to a family on the condition that they vacated it at once if needed for patients. The hospital was last used in the 1940s, then let to Council roadmen and finally sold as a private house in the 1960s.



Audio cassette recording of Neil Johnston, Heanish interviewed by Maggie Campbell in Heanish on 24/6/2002.

Maggie Campbell talks to Neil Johnston of Heanish in June 2002 about his work with the Council Roads Department, clearing cattle grids, tending the cemeteries, the gravel pit at Moss, and also the dances during the Glasgow Fair. Tha Magaidh Chaimbeul a’ bruidhinn ri Niall Mac Iain a Hianais anns an Òg Mhìos 2002 mun obair aige aig le Roinn nan Rathad aig a’ Chomhairle; a’ glanadh nan cliathan chruidh; a’ sgioblachadh nan cladh; an doc greabhail ’sa Mhòinteach; agus cuideachd dannsaichean aig An Fhèill Ghlaschu.


Audio cassette recording of Donald MacDonald of Heanish and Australia interviewed by Maggie Campbell in Scarinish on 19/6/2002.

Donald MacDonald of Heanish and Australia talks to Maggie Campbell in June 2002 about leaving Tiree at the age of 16 to join the Merchant Navy, his early memories of Tiree looking for birds’ eggs, fishing and collecting whelks; Donald and his sisters Janet and Isabel talk about the RAF on Tiree, teachers at Scarinish School, the shops, changes in farming and the village of Heanish over the years.