Associated People: MacLean, Rev John, Cornaig (1839 - 1919)


Newspaper cutting about a letter from the Marquis of Tullibardine, which was read out at the annual gathering of “the natives of Tiree” held in Glasgow around 1905. The letter/article regards Tiree’s inaccessibility and the lack of a good pier, how one might be funded while the island is up for sale, and whether the Congested Districts Board (1897-1911) could afford to pay for it. The Duke of Argyll attempted to sell Tiree in 1902. Several ministers born on Tiree are also mentioned: Rev. John MacLean, Glasgow, Rev. Hector MacKinnon, Campbeltown, and Rev. Charles Lamont, Saltcoats.

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Photocopied handwritten information about individual Tiree people in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Biographical notes about individual Tiree people: John MacLean (Am Bard MacGhilleathain); merchant John Campbell of Scarinish (d. 1817); Colin MacNiven, Greenhill (18th century); Dugald MacEachern, schoolmaster (b. 1789); Rev John MacLean of Cornaig (b. 1841); Donald MacKechnie of Kenovay, joiner and postmaster (b. 1846); Captain Angus Lamont of Cornaig (b. 1844); tailor John MacPhail of Cornaigmore (b. 1846); John MacLucas, Balephuil (d. 1875).