Colour photograph of a quaich presented to Malcolm MacIntyre in 1863.

Quaich presented in 1863 to Malcolm MacIntyre who emigrated to New Zealand in 1861 where he struck gold and then returned to Scotland. He was probably the son of Donald MacIntyre of Kirkapol and his wife Catherine MacArthur of Vaul who may have moved from Tiree to Easdale.

The inscription on the silver band round the top of the quaich reads, ‘This quaich is a part of Wallace’s tree in which he took shelter A.D. 1300. Malcolm MacIntyre 1863.’ The band at the side is inscribed with ‘Clanna nan Gaidheal ri Guailibh a chèile’ (Children of the Gael shoulders together) and ‘Tìr nam beann, nan Gleann, ’s nan Gaisgeach’ (Land of mountains, glens and heroes).


Object Details

Other Number: G137
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – G100-199
Current Location: normal location

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