Township: middleton

2011.113.14

Photograph of Charles, Margaret and Hannah MacFadyen, Middleton, ca 1900

Sepia photograph of siblings Charles (1847-1930), Margaret (1850-1935) and Hannah (1855-1939) MacFadyen, Middleton, around 1900. They were the children of Allan & Amelia MacFadyen who ran the Scarinish Inn in the mid-1800s.

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2011.113.11

Photograph of members of the MacFadyen family of Scarinish at a garden party ca. 1924

Sepia photograph of three men and a girl wearing party hats at a dining table at Middleton around 1924. L-R: Charles MacFadyen (1847-1930), Hamilton ?, James MacFadyen (1845-1929), “myself”?. James was the son of Allan & Amelia MacFadyen who ran the Scarinish Inn.

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2008.61.11

Copy of the birth certificate for Mary Ann MacLean of Middleton, born on 1/5/1870.

Birth certificate for Mary Ann MacLean of Middleton, born on 1st May 1870, the daughter of Alexander MacLean and his wife Flora MacKinnon..

1999.284.1

Audio cassette recording of Donald MacArthur, Middleton talking to Maggie Campbell in December 1999.

Donald MacArthur of Middleton talks to Maggie Campbell in December 1999 about crofting today compared to how it was when he started, how the wetter weather, subsidies for late cutting and fewer people working the land have contributed to the change from hay-making to silage, about using fertilisers rather than seaweed, keeping cattle outside because of SEPA rules, the changes in cattle transportation and the paperwork involved, changing prices, the effects of BSE, a strong pound and subsidies; he gives his thoughts about the future of crofting in Tiree, diversification, the need for community spirit and religious faith.

1998.276.1

Audio cassette recording of Hector MacPhail talking at the Scarinish Hotel in January 1998.

Hector MacPhail of Ruaig talks at the Scarinish Hotel on 31st January 1998 about emigration to Canada, New Zealand and Patagonia, the Duke of Argyll’s factors, the MacNiven family, cattle droves, smacks and schooners, the shops at Middleton and Hynish, three Tiree men who emigrated to Seattle, ancient graveyards, a school trip to Dundee, Captain Donald MacKinnon of the Taeping, the Downie family, emigration history at Inverary Archives, CalMac boats, the storms in 1953 and 1968, the emigrations of 1855 and 1877. (Continued on AC43)