Associated People: Connell, Mr Gordon, Crossapol


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.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 420, 5/7/08

Local news including Highland Show success for Ruaig and Heylipol farms; interview with Gordon Connell, Crossapol; MBE for CalMac`s Eric Ruthven; forthcoming Feis Thiriodh; RSPB information; `Gaelic Onboard` sessions on CalMac ferries; primary 6/7 school trip to central Scotland; Ena Kerr – new president of the Tiree Association; merit prize awarded to Eoghann M MacLean, Tiree High School; Tiree Agricultural Show home industries schedule.


DVD of a tribute to Gordon Connell`s accordion teaching on Tiree, 2013

DVD of a tribute to accordion teachers made by MG Alba in Gaelic to be screened at Feis Thiriodh 2013, beginning with Gordon Connell, Crossapol, who has been teaching accordion at Tiree High School since the 1970s. Includes footage of Tiree landscapes, dancing in the old community hall, a photograph of Murray Omand, and interviews with Angus MacPhail, Ruaig, Flora MacPhail, Ruaig, Dr John Holliday, Balephuil, and Alastair MacLean (Billy the Box), Barrapol.


Photograph of Cornaig School pupils in 1971/72

Colour photograph of Cornaig School pupils in 1971/72. Back row L-R: Duncan MacPhee, Scarinish; Lachie Campbell, Cornaigbeg; David Monigan, Kilkenneth; Cameron MacKinnon, Crossapol. Middle row L-R: Donna Campbell; Eileen Lyons, Mannal; Joyce Littlejohn, Crossapol; Peggy Brown (MacDonald), Balevullin; Norma Omand, Balephetrish; Monica Davis (Smith), Crossapol; teacher Gordon Connell. Front row L-R: Carol Holt, Crossapol; Elizabeth Gillespie, Balinoe; ?; Linda McLaughlin, Balinoe; Eileen Lepard, Ruaig. (original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)



Colour photograph of the Tiree pipe band playing outside the Scarinish Hotel in the 1980s.

The Tiree pipe band playing outside the Scarinish Hotel after a regatta in the 1980s. L-R: John Currie, Balinoe; Willie MacLean, Balinoe; Mairi Brown, Balevullin; Iain MacDonald, Balemartine; Gordon Connell, Crossapol; Lachie Campbell, Cornaigbeg; Morag MacArthur, Caoles; Stuart Langley, Kirkapol.



Black and white photograph of Tiree High School football team in the early 1970s.

Tiree High School football team in the early 1970s with teacher Gordon Connell. L-R: (back) Hugh ‘Doodan’ MacArthur, Caoles; Lachie MacFadyen, Scarinish; Iain MacKinnon, Balephetrish; goalie Raymond Clark, Barrapol; George Straker, Mannal; John Neil Brown, Cornaigbeg; Hugh ‘Paddy’ MacInnes, Salum; (front) Archie MacFadyen, Balemartine; Douglas Rowan, Crossapol; Russell MacIver, Kilmoluaig; Donald ‘Dote’ MacDonald, Vaul; John Omand, Balephetrish; Alasdair MacInnes, Ruaig. The boy leaning over on the left is Murray Omand, Balephetrish.