Township: scarinish

2021.53.76

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to James Ferrier, 22 Mar 1803. James Ferrier was one of the Principal Clerks of Session. Also included is an incomplete copy of this letter.

In this letter McLaurine discusses cutting down the farms of Scarinish, Hianish [Heanish] and Balemartine and opposition to the plans to establish four mail lands from tenants of Barapoll [Barrapol] and Kenovar. McLaurine names Archibald McLean as being the most active protester and mentions that the inhabitants do not wish to ‘adopt any improvements inconsistent with their old customs & habits’ and that ‘their old hereditary customs and practices must be sacrificed’. McLaurine ascribes the inhabitants aversion to crofts and fishing as being due to ‘the idleness and laziness of their habits’. McLaurine also mentions the removal of ‘whisky delinquents’ to ‘upper Canada’. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.61

Digitised copy of Description of farms in Tiree, 1782. Contains a table recording: the old extent in maill lands; number of tenants in each farm; name of farm; situation; rent in 1771; new rent; schemed rent; rate per acre of arable and meadow, pasture, moss and blown land; acres contained in arable, meadow, pasture, moss, blown land, total; souming; bolls sowing; total souming and sowing; rate thereof in shillings and pence; Scarinish [?]; great [?] moss; expiration of old or present leases; rent accepted. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.17

Digitised Copy instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1754. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion, the building of a windmill, cutting of peats, employment of ditchers, rents, Tiree clay, the Laird of Coll, mills in Crossapol and Scarnish, cattle. No transcript is available for this item.

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2021.53.15

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1753. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion, the windmill at Scarinish, cutting of peats, employment of ditchers, Lachlan McLean’s rent of the farm at Ruaig, waterfowls, crogans or clay dishes, conversion of rents to a forehand silver rent. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.14

Digitised Copy instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1752. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion, the windmill in Scarinish, rents, the industriousness of the inhabitants, paying the minister’s (Alexander McTavish) salary, applying to the Synod of Argyll for the payment of the Bishop’s rent, establishing a flax raiser and spinning school on Tiree. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.13

Digitised copy of an Account of the expense of repairing the windmill at Scarinish, 1750. Showing the amount due to Donald McDonald, miller, with a detailed list of the expenses. There is no transcript available for this item.

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2021.53.8

Digitised Copy of instructions for Archibald Campbell of Barnacarie, chamberlain of Tiree, 1748. The document issues instructions requesting names of farms, collection of rent, requesting the names of good and bad tenants, taking action against tenants in arrears with their rent, purchasing lands at Scarinish, repairs to damage caused to the north side of the island by sand blowing, restoring McIlmun to position of Officer. Click to view a transcript of this item.

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2021.50.6

Digitised outline copy of the Plan of Scarinish and Hianish, Tyree, as divided by George Langlands, 1802. Hianish is divided into 18 crofts of 3-6 acres each, laid out in an irregular grid pattern. Scarinish is divided into 30 crofts of mainly 4-5 acres, with some smaller plots, one of 12 acres and an Inn Croft of 36.2 acres. The site of a proposed village is shown near Scarinish harbour. Common pasture, shared common pasture and areas of blown sand are depicted on both townships. The shared common pasture is noted as being part of Drumdearg Commonty. Total acreages given.

From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.