Township: sandaig

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2019.94.1

WWII sea mine discovered under gravel on the Sandaig shore in August 2016. Visible are the locations of the detonation horns and the hole where a time-sensitive self-destruct mechanism was installed. Hundreds of pebbles and shells are fused onto its surface. Tens of thousands of similar mines were laid around the Hebrides and the North Sea during the first and second world wars.

2019.81.6

Black & white postcard photograph of an elderly woman holding a baby on her lap outside a house (not Tiree). Found in a collection of photographs connected to Marion MacLeod, Port Mor, Sandaig, and likely to be of her relations. On the reverse is written “Miss M MacLeod, Sandaig, Middleton, Isle of Tiree”, plus notes on colours of features and clothing of both subjects.

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