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Digitised copy of a letter from Donald Campbell (Kirkapol) to the Duke of Argyll, addressed from Gott and dated 10 November 1890.

In the letter Campbell explains how he has been ‘reduced to my present unfortunate position’, he refers to his cows ‘shirring’, resulting in death of calves, blames his three sisters for their lack of care towards the cows, problems in paying his rent and accruing ‘considerable’ arrears, his sisters commencing a law-suit against him, advice from Mr Sproat (Procurator Fiscal) in Tobermory to declare himself bankrupt, the sale of his belongings, and his hope that the Duke will allow him to keep his crofts. Campbell writes that his father-in-law Donald MacKinnon (tenant, Kirkapol) is willing to undertake joint payment of the rent. The letter contains a postscript signed by his father-in-law expressing his willingness to join with Donald Campbell in the management of the crofts in Gott and payment of the rent. Campbell also mentions attending the market in Mull to sell horses.

From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.



Digitised copy of Petition by Alexander Campbell and other tenants in Tiree, 1803. The petition is submitted by Alexander Campbell, Donald Campbell, Murdoch Campbell, Donald Campbell junior, Angus Campbell, Farquhard Campbell, Hector Campbell, Angus Sinclair, Malcolm Sinclair, John MacInnish, John Carmichael, Donald MacInnish, Donald Campbell, Allan MacLean and Neil McDonald – all tenants of Barrapol and Kenovar.

The petition mentions increase in rents; the division of land into crofts; a penalty of £10; difficulty in disposing of cattle due to distemper; being ‘burtherned and oppressed” by needing to perform services to the Factor and his servants; request to reduce the rent.

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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 442, 15/05/2009

Local news: article about whether Tiree’s health service is prepared for an outbreak of Swine Flu; Gordon Scott’s ‘Himalayan Odyssey’; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’; cruise ship visit to Tiree; Alec MacLean’s poem ‘Na Muileann Gaoithe‘; Tiree 10K; reporter’s notes about Ian Sharp’s continuing illness and a light aircraft belonging to a Belgian couple who have bought a house on the island; SWRI news; fundraising for the Pre-5 school garden; advert for an Agri-plastic recycling service; A&B councillor’s report on the condition of Argyll’s roads; John Bowler’s RSPB news; AGM of Tiree Community Development Trust.


Collection of 36 original colour photographs, including the Reading Room and first exhibitions, Whitehouse Cattle Show, houses Taigh a’ Bhochdainn and Lag nan Cruach before renovation, ploughing demonstration, Tiree district nurses, Tiree football team ca. 1999. Most are catalogued separately (see 2018.54.5 – 27).


Notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1917 regarding movements of sheep under the Diseases of Animals Act 1914

Printed transcript of a notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1917 regarding the law concerning the movement of sheep and sheep-dipping with relation to the Diseases of Animals Act of 1894 and 1914.


Notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1957 regarding rabbit clearances in Argyll

Printed transcript of a notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1957 regarding enactment of the Rabbit Clearance (Scotland) Order in Argyll including Tiree.


The Kerol Stockowner`s Notebook 1924

Small orange/brown card covered notebook for the recording the use of `Kerol` products as stock remedies. Includes instructions for use, testimonials, calendar, advice regarding ailments, and pages for the stockperson`s own notes. Handwritten notes are by Colin MacPhail of Crossapol.