Archive film from the 1980s about `Two Men of Tiree`
DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `Two Men of Tiree`. Filmed in the 1980s, colour, sound. The two men are Gavin Carter, who opened a bakery on the island, and Hector MacPhail, lobster fisherman. Both businesses were given start-up funding from the Highlands and Islands Development Board. Also featured in the film: Nester Carter (Gavin`s wife) and their four children, Donald John Kennedy (crewing for Hector), school children on the school bus and in the classroom, Milton Harbour, and “Harbour Maid” (Hector MacPhail`s fishing boat).
Cine-film footage of the Muir family holiday on Tiree in the 1960s, transferred to DVD. Mrs Christian Muir (the lady with the dog, who gets a kiss from her husband) and their kids Iain, David and Kenneth, came to Tiree on a family holiday in 196?. The donor, Alex Newbery, found the film in Mrs Muir`s attic while clearing it out. She`s sure that they stayed at Salum or Ruaig.
Milton harbour in 1984. L-R: Venture owned by Willie Robertson; Frige owned by Charlie Dobson; Kohoutek owned by Iain MacDonald; Ros Nuala owned by Hector MacPhail. (Original postcard in Filing Cabinet 8 drawer 4)