Associated People: MacNeill, Mr Alistair, Hynish

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Black & white photograph of the Tiree Schools’ Athletics team on a beach in summer 1953. They had just returned from the Argyll County Sports held at the Dunoon Stadium, where they shared the Mary MacArthur Moir trophy with the Mid Argyll team. L-R: Margaret Sinclair, Archie MacIntyre, Annie Stewart, John MacNeill, Alistair MacNeill (John’s brother), Roland Robertson (Gaelic/Latin teacher at Cornaigmore Secondary), Billy Whiteside, Sarah Flora MacDonald (Headteacher Balemartine Primary School).

Alistair MacNeill is holding the Oban and District Boarding House Association trophy. He was awarded a gold medal, won the Junior Championship and set up a new County record in the high jump. His brother John, won a gold medal in the previous year’s County Sports in Lochgilphead. Both gold medals are held in An Iodhlann.

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Information about RAF airmen and the North Berwick memorial to Coastal Command during WWII

Printed email from Alistair MacNeill of Hynish and North Berwick recollecting the antics of an RAF airman staying at Hynish during WWII. Canadian Sqdn Leader Tony Hillditch and his wife Peggy lived at No. 1 Hynish. The email also includes photographs and information about a War Memorial at North Bewick commemorating Coastal Command, which includes Tiree.

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Recollections of shopping on Tiree in the 1940s and 1950s.

Recollections of Alistair MacNeill of Hynish and North Berwick of shops, shop owners and shopping on Tiree during the 1940s and 1950s.

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2012.34.1

Photograph of Alastair MacNeill, Hynish, digging for lug worms in the 1970s

Colour still captured from a cine film of Alastair MacNeill (senior), Hynish, digging for lug worms for rock fishing on An Cladach Arrabach, Hynish, in the 1970s. Original stored with letter from Alastair MacNeill, Berwick, in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4.

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Photograph of Fiona MacNeill with bamboo fishing rod and fish in 1975

Colour photograph of Fiona MacNeill (grandaughter of Alastair MacNeill, Hynish) holding a long bamboo fishing rod and a catch of fish (gad of piucaich) caught from the rocks at Hynish in 1975. Original stored with letter from Alastair MacNeill, Berwick, in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4.

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Two articles about childhood memories of traditional rock fishing on Tiree in the 1940s and 1950s. The first is by Billy Whiteside writing about fishing at Barrapol/Greenhill, while the second is by his friends, brothers Alastair and John MacNeill, about fishing at Hynish.

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