Softback booklet ‘Prehistoric Rock Art in Scotland’, 2021. Produced and published by Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP) and Historic Environment Scotland to raise awareness and appreciation of the thousands of rock carvings made by early farming communities throughout Scotland over 4,000 years ago. Pages 27 and 43 include photographs of Dr John Holliday, Balephuil.
Top half of a page from The Illustrated London News, Sept. 11, 1886, showing two engraving plates of scenes from Tiree, one looking west across Gott Bay from Ruaig(?), and the other of a tug of war in Scarinish(?) between sailors and marines who came to quell the ‘land agitation‘ on Tiree.
Colour photograph of a pretend, jokey invoice to Colin Campbell, ‘Deobedal’, Scarinish, to Sam ‘Stavinsky’ Stevenson, ‘The Pier’, for the repair and painting of a toy lorry in 1939, and a part of the lorry.
Colour photograph of a model ship in a bottle, ‘The Mary D’, made by Sam Stevenson, Crossapol. Sam Stevenson made several ships in bottles. ‘The Mary D’ is the last one he made. Courtesy of Monica Smith.
‘The Countryman’ magazine (Aug 2019) containing an article ‘Not the Last Straw’ on the traditional making of corn-dollies and harvest knots in Staffordshire, pages 24-31. The tradition was also part of Tiree’s harvest culture – see A’ Chailleach and harvest knots.
Porthole from the WWII warship, HMS Sturdy, which was wrecked on rocks off Sandaig during a storm in 1940. The porthole has been re-painted by Donald Brown, Vaul, and decorated with a sketch of the ship. The stainless steel bolts and backing (made from an old fish box) were added by Donald.