Township: heylipol


Black and white photograph of Heylipol School in the early 1930s.

Hillipol School, early 1930s. L-R: (back row) Flora Nisbet, Teacher; Archie MacArthur, Middleton Farm; James Campbell, Hillipol; Donald Archie MacDonald, Kilkenneth; Hugh MacKinnon, Hough; James MacKinnon, Moss; John Henderson, Moss; Willie MacLean, Barrapol; Donald Campbell, Moss; Archie MacArthur, Middleton P.O.; James Campbell, Headmaster; (2nd back row)Annie MacKinnon, Hough; Annie Cameron, Moss; Morag MacLean, Hough; Catherine MacArthur, Middleton P.O.; Katie Anne Campbell, Hillipol; Annie Walker, Moss; Peggy MacNeill, Barrapol; Janet Campbell, Moss; Archie MacLean, Hough; (2nd front row) Neil MacNeill, Barrapol; Cathie MacNeill, Hillipol; Flora MacArthur, Sandaig; Mary MacArthur, Sandaig; Annie Campbell, Barrapol; Mary Ann Henderson, Moss; Johann Brownlie Barrapol; Margaret Campbell, Hillipol; Peggy MacLean, Hough House; (front row) Calum Henderson, Moss; Hector Campbell, Barrapol; Neil Brownlie, Barrapol; Nancy MacLean, Hillipol; Nonnie Campbell, Hillipol; Hector MacNeill, Barrapol; Archie MacLean, Hough; John MacArthur, Middleton Farm; Neil MacLean, Hough. Original in filing cabinet 3 drawer 1.



Black and white photograph of Heylipol School in 1936.

Hillipol School, in 1936. L-R: (back row) Flora Nisbet, Teacher; Alasdair MacDonald, Sandaig; Neil Brownlie, Barrapol; Calum Henderson, Moss; Neil MacLean, Hough; Donald Kennedy, Balephuil; Neil MacNeill, Barrapol; Hector MacKinnon, Sandaig; Archie MacLean, Greenhill House; Hector Campbell, Barrapol; Hector MacNeill, Barrapol; James Campbell, Headmaster; (2nd back row) Archie MacArthur, Middleton Farm; Nonnie Campbell, Hillipol; Nancy MacLean, Hillipol Farm; Flora MacArthur, Sandaig; Mary Anne Henderson, Moss; Cathie Kennedy, Kilkenneth; Cathie Campbell, Kilkenneth; Cathie Hume, Hillipol Farm; Johann Brownlie, Barrapol; Mary MacArthur, Sandaig; John Campbell, Barrapol; John Hume, Hillipol Farm; (2nd front row) Colin MacKinnon, Sandaig; Neil MacKinnon, Barrapol; John MacArthur, Middleton Farm; Flora MacLean, Greenhill House; Kate Kennedy, Moss; Morag Kennedy, Traigh Bhì, Balephuil; Peggy Campbell, Hillipol; Archie MacLean, Hough House; John MacKinnon, Greenhill; Neil MacLean, Hillipol Farm; unknown; (front row) Donald Alasdair, MacLean, Hough; Mary Kennedy, Traigh Bhì, Balephuil; Mary MacKinnon, Barrapol; Flora MacKinnon, Barrapol; Effie MacKinnon, Hough; Ishabel MacPhail, Balephuil; unknown; Marion Kennedy, Kilkenneth; Hugh Archie MacLean, Hough House; Donald MacKinnon. Original in filing cabinet 3 drawer 1.



Audio cassette recording of Ailig MacArthur, Heylipol, interviewed by Maggie Campbell in Heylipol on 24/5/2002.

Maggie Campbell talks to Ailig MacArthur (Ailig a’ Chìobair) of Heylipol in 2002 about his work as fireman at Tiree airport and the different types of service planes used, crofting and how its affected by the Environmentally Sensitive Area scheme and the grant system, how crofts are being amalgamated into farms, cattle sales and the local wildlife especially geese, the shops in Balemartine and Balephuil and the shop vans, story-telling. Tha Ailig Mac Artair (Ailig a’ Chìobair) a’ bruidhinn ri Magaidh Chaimbeul ann an 2002, mu ’n obair a bh’ aige aig Port Adhair Thiriodh, nuair a bha e na fhear-smalaidh, na h-itealan a bha air an cleachdadh, croitearachd agus mar a tha an sgeama an ‘Environmentally Sensitive Area’, a’ beantal do ’n eilean, mar tha croitean air an cur còmhla mar bhaile-fhearainn, fèill cruidh, eunlainn an eilean, gu sònraichte na geòidh, bùthan ann am Baile Mhàrtainn agus Bail’ a’ Phuill, carabadan agus naidheachdan.


Photocopied book extract `List of Inhabitants of Tyree and their Age in September 1779` edited by Eric Cregeen.

The inhabitants listed by township and family.

Click here to view extract 1997.54.1 Cornaigmore


Petition from Poor Persons in Tyree for Aid to Emigrate

Transcription of a petition for assistance to emigrate appended to ‘Crofts and Farms in the Hebrides’ by the 8th Duke of Argyll.

This petition was sent in 1851 to Sir John MacNeill, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the Relief of the Poor in Scotland. Sir John was married to a daughter of the 8th Duke of Argyll, who appended the petition to his ‘Crofts and Farms in Hebrides’ addressed to the Napier Commission of 1883.

A hundred and thirty-six islanders signed the petition. Ninety-nine of them were landless cottars; the remainder were small tenants, of whom only four paid rent over £10 a year. They represented the class of islanders that the Duke was anxious to clear from his estate.

Around a third of the petitioners were given assistance to emigrate with their families on board the ‘Conrad’, ‘Birman’ and ‘Onyx’ in July 1851. Another twenty-seven families from the island left with them.