Two reel-to-reel magnetic audio tapes belonging to Gordon Donald, Vaul (1929-1988). Content unknown.
DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985), Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.
Photocopy of an academic paper ‘Brochs and the Hebridean Iron Age’ by Euan W. MacKie published in the journal Antiquity XXXIV, 1965. Includes section on Dùn Mor Vaul.
Copy or transcript of a paper on ‘The Excavation of the Broch at Vaul, Tiree, 1962-1964’, produced by the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow.
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Hand-drawn map of Tiree showing the locations of 15 aerial photographs taken around the island in 1998 (see 2016.54.1~15). Areas covered are: Kirkapol, Vaul, Ruaig, Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Kenovay, Balephetrish, Caoles, Salum, Kennavara, Hough, Balevullin, Middleton, Kilkenneth, Moss, Baugh, Balemartine, Balinoe, Scarinish, Heanish and Hynish.
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Large, black & white aerial photograph from a series of 15 taken over Tiree in 1998. Photo number: 1-022 Kirkapol, Vaul, Ruaig.
Printed spreadsheet of births, marriages and deaths of the Henderson family of Moss, Greenhill, Balephetrish, Hough, Scarinish, Balemartine, Mannal, Kilmoluaig and Vaul, 1806-2002.
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Printed email from Archie Johnstone in response to an article about second sight on Tiree, 2015.
Extract: “My father’s mother was a great believer of 2nd sight. In 1916, he awoke and said to his mother that her brother Ian [John] was dead. She immediately went into mourning. Eight weeks later it was confirmed that he had been killed in action. The family home was no. 6 in Upper Vaul. Father was born in 1899 … His mother was Mary Flora Mackinnon and she married Thomas Johnstone and lived in Chapelhall. They had 4 children: Catherine Tommy Archie and Maxwell.”