Photocopy of text describing archaeological sites on Tiree: (1) Inner Hebrides Archaeological Project – Hough, Tiree by Darko Maricevic, (2) 8 Kilkenneth, Tiree by Clare Ellis, (3) Kilkenneth Chapel, Tiree by Susan Ovenden.
Photograph of Tùr Mhic Chaluim at Kilkenneth in 2001
Born in Argyll in 1849, the Reverend Donald MacCallum was radicalised by what he saw of the Clearances and became the crofters’ and cottars’ champion. This was a rare stand for a minister at that time dependant as they were on their landlord for manse, glebe and living.
He served in Loch Geàrr, Arisaig and Skye, where he became the only Highland minister of that era to be imprisoned for his political beliefs. He came to Tiree in 1887 but was forced out after 18 months by the Argyll family who refused to support him.
The crofters of Tiree erected the cairn in his honour. The inscription read: ‘Tùr McCallum, 1st July 1889. Bas no Buaidh. Death or Victory.’
Colour photograph of Tur Mhic Chaluim in Kilkenneth in 2001.
Tur Mhic Chaluim in Kilkenneth photographed in February 2001 by Catriona Hunter. The memorial was erected in honour of the Reverend Donald MacCallum who was born in Argyll in 1849. He was radicalised by what he saw of the Clearances and became the crofters’ and cottars’ champion. This was a rare stand for a minister at that time dependant as they were on their landlord for manse, glebe and living. He served in Loch Geàrr, Arisaig and Skye (where he became the only Highland minister of that era to be imprisoned for his political beliefs), then came to Tiree in 1887. He was forced out after 18 months by the Argyll family who refused to support him. The inscription reads: ‘Tùr McCallum, 1st July 1889. Bas na Buaidh. Death or Victory.’
Three postcards of Tiree views published by Whiteholme Ltd of Dundee – (1) two views of Balevullin Bay, one of Balephuil and one of Balemartine; (2) Balevullin Bay; (3) Baugh. Four postcards with views of Tiree by Sue Anderson of Coll – (1) Kilkenneth and Kennavara; (2) Mannal; (3) Hynish and the Signalling Tower; (4) Sandaig.
Audio cassette recording of Hector MacKinnon, Kilkenneth talking to Maggie Campbell in May 2000.
Hector MacKinnon of Kilkenneth talks to Maggie Campbell in May 2000 about the people who used to live in Kilkenneth, their relations and employment, how the roads used to be and the large numbers of horses, the self-sufficiency of people in his young days, Land Leagues, wells, leaving Kilkenneth aged 18, the emigration to Canada after the Glassary closed, the fall in the population of Moss, the Tiree bards and the size of families.Tha Eachann Mhic Fhiongain a Cille Choinneach a’ bruidhinn ri Magaidh Chaimbeul anns a’ Mhàigh 2000 mu na daoine a b’ àbhaist a bhi fuireach ann an Cille Choinneach, an càirdean agus an dreuchd aca, staid na rathaidean o chionn fhada agus an àireamh mhòr eich a bh’ ann, cho fèin-bhith ’s bha daoine ann an làithean òige, ‘Land Leagues’, tobraichean, a’ fàgail Cille Choinneach mar a bha e ochd bliadhna deug a dh’ aois, daoine fàgail an dùthaich a’ dol gu Canada an dèidh do ’n Glasairidh dùnadh, cho beag de dhaoine a th’ anns a’ Mhòinteach, na bàird Thirisdich agus meud na teaghlaichean.
Audio cassette recording of Hector MacKinnon of Kilkenneth talking to Hector MacPhail in 1998.
Hector MacKinnon of Kilkenneth and Hector MacPhail of Ruaig talk in February 1998 about various prophecies relating to Tiree, his family and the first Browns to come to Tiree, houses and Tiree people in general, the Camerons related to Duncan Cameron of Scarinish and the MacLeans related to Hector MacPhail, Tiree singers and the men from Tiree who joined the police force and became inspectors. Eachann Mac Fhionghuin o Cill Choinnich agus Eachann Mac Phàil o Ruaig a’ bruidhinn anns am Faoilteach 1998 mu dheidhinn faistean mu dheidhinn Tiriodh, teaghlach Eachann Mac Fhionghuin, a chiad Brùn a thàinig gu Tiriodh, taighean agus daoine bho Tiriodh, an teaghlach Camshron a bha càirdeach ri Donnchadh Camshron o Sgairinis agus an teaghlach MacGillEathain a bha càirdeach ri Eachann Mac Phàil, seinneadairean bho Tiriodh agus na fir bho Tiriodh a chaidh a steach do’n pholis.
Photocopied journal extract about an Iron Age site at Balevullin by Euan W. MacKie.
Description of the `hut site` at Balevullin excavated by A. Henderson Bishop in 1912 and the collections of pottery from Tiree in the Hunterian Museum and Glasgow Museum followed by a discussion of the site and material placing both in their cultural context.
Photograph of John MacIntyre and his son Colin at the opened souterrain in Kilkenneth in 1918.
Courtesy of Mr Colin MacKinnon
John MacIntyre (Iain Chailein Mhurchaidh) and his son, Colin, are pictured here at the souterrain in Kilkenneth opened by chance when ploughing in 1918. It was later covered over.
Less than a mile away, a Y-shaped passage was exposed in the 1890s in the sand dunes at Tràigh Ghrianail. Measuring 9.2 metres long, 1 metre wide and 1.5 metres high, it was known locally as An Taigh Falaichte (the hidden house) and used for shelter by those working on the shore. It has since disappeared.
Similar underground structures were built on the mainland around 200 AD. They may have been used as byres or stores, or as places to hide from raiders.
Black and white photograph of John MacIntyre at the souterrain in Kilkenneth around 1920.
John MacIntyre at the rear of the horse and his son Colin at the opened souterrain in Kilkenneth around 1920.