Collection of photographs belonging to Willie Adair, Balevullin & Scarinish
Collection of 14 black & white and colour photographs belonging to Willie Adair (1925-2010), Balevullin & Scarinish. Willie was a foster child from Glasgow who came to live in the red-roof house in Balevullin. He was a great piper. Married first to Ina Lamont, Balemartine, then Agnes in Greenock. Returned to the Eventide Home in Scarinish for his last days. His niece `B` looked after Willie in Greenock and erected his headstone on Tiree. Seven photos of Willie accessioned separately Q113-Q119. Others are of his brother Tom, sister Jeannie and her daughter `B` and son `Little Jimmie` amongst others.
Photograph of a young Willie Adair with his brother, sister and housekeeper, ca 1930.
Sepia photograph of a young Willie Adair, Balevullin & Scarinish, with his older brother Tom, sister Jean and housekeeper Margaret Duffy, ca 1930. The family lived in Glasgow. Their mother died giving birth to Willie and were raised by the housekeeper. Willie was later fostered to Balevullin. (Original in filing cabinet 9 drawer 3)
Colour photograph of Willie Adair (1925-2010), Balevullin & Scarinish, and his brother-in-law, Hector Campbell, outside the old school house Balemartine, in around 1975. Willie married Christina (Ina) Campbell, Balemartine, where they lived for some time. Hector and Ina were children of Walter Campbell and Janet Lamont.
Black & white photograph of L-R: Hector Campbell; Willie Adair, Balevullin & Scarinish; William (Jock) Gillespie; unknown; Walter Campbell (Jr). Willie served in the police force in Greenock and was an accomplished piper. Walter’s first piping tutor was his grandfather, Neil Lamont of Balemartine/Cornaig. The photograph was probably taken in around 1960 in Luton where Jock and Walter were police officers.
Colour photograph of Willie Adair (1925-2010), Balevullin & Scarinish, and his second wife Agnes around 1995. Willie returned to Tiree from Greenock to spend his last days in the Eventide Home in Scarinish. (Original in filing cabinet 9 drawer 3)