Local news: forthcoming Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition; road rage; communications masts on Ben Hough; lamb sale results; restricted access to Tiree`s beaches; forthcoming celebration of renovation of Kilkenneth Chapel and Temple Patrick; new elders for Tiree Parish Church; ferry timetable improvements; Tiree Community Trust news.
Notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1895 regarding Kilkenneth crofters to appear in Court.
Printed transcription of a notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1895 announcing that the tenant farmer of Greenhill, Lachlan MacNeil, and the Duke of Argyll, require six Kilkenneth crofters to appear in Oban Sheriff Court for examination (probably regarding their illegal occupation of the land at Greenhill during the Land League aggitation). Crofters named are Neil Brown, John Campbell, Widow Alexander Kennedy, Colin MacIntyre, John MacDonald and Widow Neil MacKinnon.
Annotated map of Tiree hand-drawn by Argyll County`s Engineer in 1937, showing the position of proposed new roads at Cornaig-Balevullin and Barrapol-Kilkenneth. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile. Found in Colin MacPhail`s byre at Crossapol. (photocopy in the `Map Key` folder in the main store)
Pewter tankard inscribed “10th LRV Sports 1884 Tug-o-War won by N. McIntyre”. Found on a beach on Tiree and given to the donor`s mother around 1980. N. McIntyre may have been Neil McIntyre, Balevullin/Kilkenneth (b. ca. 1840), the donor`s gt-gt-gt-gt-grandfather`s brother (see 2012.116.2).
Photograph of the opening of a meeting at Tùr Mhic Chalium, Kilkenneth, in 1986
Colour photograph of Ailig MacArthur, Heylipol, speaking from a rostrum at the opening of a meeting at Tùr Mhic Chalium, Kilkenneth, in 1986. The meeting was officially opened by Mr Angus MacLeod from Lewis. (Original stored with an in filing cabinet 9 drawer 3)
Photocopy of brass plaque on MacCallum`s cairn at Kilkenneth
Black & white photocopy of the brass plaque on MacCallum`s cairn at Kilkenneth. Erected in 1986, the plaque reads “In memory of rev. Donald MacCallum born Craignish, Argyll, 9th October 1849, Minister of Hylipol, Tyree Dec. 1887 – Aug. 1889. Died 23rd April 1929 at Glendale, Skye. Interred in Glendale Cemetery. Like the biblical prophets he took up the cause of the oppressed and was chief leader of the Land League movement of the time.”
“Tiree Memories” calendar 2011, by Alec Walker, showing black and white photographs of old Tiree. Photos: Mary Stewart in Scarinish Harbour, Balephetrish 1950s, Upper Vaul, Ruaig, Kilkenneth chapel, Scarinish from the air, Caoles, Claymore ferry, Hillcrest, Kilkenneth, Balephuil.