Porthole from the WWII warship, HMS Sturdy, which was wrecked on rocks off Sandaig during a storm in 1940. The porthole has been re-painted by Donald Brown, Vaul, and decorated with a sketch of the ship. The stainless steel bolts and backing (made from an old fish box) were added by Donald.
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.
Black & white photograph of a soldier in Highland uniform posing somewhere on the mainland in 1918. Found in a collection of photographs connected to Marion MacLeod, Sandaig. On the reverse is written “With all good wishes from very sincerely yours, A Mortimer-Scott ‘Shanghai Sam’, Dunbar 18/8/18”.
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.
Black & white studio portrait of a group of young siblings, a nephew and two nieces of Marion MacLeod, Port Mor, Sandaig, in 1939. On the reverse is written “With much love to dear Granny and Aunt Marion”.