Tag Archives: boats

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2022.35.2

Digitised copy of a stone rubbing, undated. Shows a galley with a furled sail and below that two pairs of opposed beasts, surrounded by an overall pattern of plant scroll ornament and an interlaced design. Above the rubbing is a partial rubbing, showing a long oblong mark and an interlaced design. The grave is located in Kirkapol, in the little graveyard (An Cladh Beag). A record for this grave is available on the Tiree Graves website, which describes the design as being from the Iona School, 14th-16th century. The rubbing comes from Lord Archibald Campbell’s collection of monument rubbings.

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

2022.32.3

Digitised copy of a letter from Hugh MacDiarmid (factor to the Duke of Argyll) to A M Cunynghame Esq., Surveyor General, General Post Office, Edinburgh, dated 25 May 1891.

The letter discusses the best route for conveying the mail and a proposed route through Oban, Tobermory, Coll, Tiree and Mull, including Bunessan and Pennyghael. The letter also mentions: transport links, particularly trains and boats, including arrival and departure times; a comparison of population sizes in Tiree, Coll and Bunessan; the need to consult the Duke of Argyll on the matter; the speed of mail delivery and that it it was previously possible to get to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh in one day.

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

2022.31.7

Digitised copy letter regarding erecting a pier at Gott Bay, undated (c.1880s). The letter outlines the troubles with constructing a pier at Gott bay, due to the force of the wind and waves particularly during the winter, as well as the high cost of estimates for the work (between £7,000 and £13,360) as well as the cost of maintenance. The writer refers to the reluctance of engineers to undertake the project, and also mentions the Report of the late Western Highlands and Islands Commission. The writer also refers to a recent accident involving a boat being upset in Gott Bay while attending on a steamer. Neither the recipient or writer is identified.

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

 

2022.31.3

Digitised copy of Tiree Estate, Improvements &c done for Crofters, 1878-1885. The list is organised by year and contains details of improvements, repairs to buildings, charity and ‘miscellaneous’ works along with their costs. Works performed include fencing, drainage, ditches, dykes, and roofing. There are records of charitable works, such as supplying seed potatoes to crofters, and providing assistance for replacing a boat, the purchase of livestock, and animals, or for building repairs.

The following names appear in the record, and some names appear more than once:

Lachlan McLean (Cornaigbeg), Malcolm McDougall (removed from Heanish), John McLean (Caoles), Alexander, Neil and Donald McFadyen (Caoles), John McLean (Balephuil), Widow Murdoch Campbell (removed from Balinoe), Widow Catherine McKinnon (Kilmoluaig), Donald McCallum (smith and crofter, possibly Kilmoluaig), Donald McPhee (crofter, Balemartine), Captain William Sinclair (Mannal), Widow Murdoch Brown (Mannal), John McKinnon (Balephuil), Angus McArthur (crofter, Balemartine), John Brown (Mannal), Colin Henderson (Balemartine), Widow Alexander Henderson (Balemartine), Rev John McFarlane (Balinoe), Archibald, Donald and John Campbell (farmers, Balinoe), Neil McKinnon (Moss), John Morrison (son in law of Neil Morrison [deceased], Moss), Donald McDougall (Balephuil), Donald McFarlane (Balemartine), Angus McInnes (Kilmoluaig), Alexander Livingston (Heanish), Rev Duncan McFarlane (Heanish), Hugh McKinnon Junior (crofter and packet man, Heanish), G B Smith & Co (Glasgow), Alexander and John McFadyen (Barrapol), A & J McFadyen (Balemartine), James Brown (Balemartine), Hector McDonald (Caoles & Ardess), Archibald McDonald (Caoles & Ardess),  Widow Neil McKinnon (Heanish), John McDonald (Heanish), Angus Munn (Heanish), Neil Campbell (Balinoe), Archibald McLean (Balemartine), Donald Campbell (Balemartine), Donald McLean, (Balemartine), Widow Mary McLean (Crofter, Vaul), John McPhail (crofter, Cornaigmore), John McLean (crofter, Kilmoluaig), John Cameron (Moss), P & R Fleming & Co (Glasgow), Hector McPhail (Cornaigmore), Hugh McLean Junior (Caoles), Donald Kennedy (Balevulin).

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

2022.15.1

Colour photograph of merchant vessel ‘Isle of Tiree’ at Lyness pier, Hoy, Orkney Islands, in 2007. Originally built for fishing in 1960, this 131-ton wooden boat was bought by Highland Marine Ltd for general cargo and supplying fish farms. It sank at Lyness pier after being sold in Orkney.

2021.54.75

Transcript of an Inventory of Precognition investigating the sudden death of Donald MacDonald on 2 February 1870. MacDonald (apprentice joiner, Caoles) died aged 21 on board the Dunvegan Castle Steamer at Loch Laich, Bunessan Harbour, Mull.

Statements are provided by:
Alexander Buchanan (Surgeon, Tiree)
George Black (surgeon, Tobermory)
Alexander MacFadyen (boatman, Scarinish)
John MacLean (seaman, Cornaigbeg)
Archibald MacDonald (tailor, residing in Glasgow)
Hugh MacDonald (son of and residing with Alexander MacDonald, Caoles. Brother of the deceased)
Alexander MacDonald (Caoles, Tiree. Father of the deceased)

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.71

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Dugald MacKinnon with assault and breach of the peace in July 1869.

Dugald MacKinnon (boatman, son of and residing with Neil MacKinnon, Scarinish) is accused of assaulting William Miller (cook on board SS Argyll) on board the SS Argyll which it was in Scarinish Harbour. Donald MacKinnon (shoemaker, Vaul), William Miller (cook on board SS Argyll), Duncan MacInnes (cotter, Ruaig) and Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) are named as witnesses.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.40

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Donald McLean with Breach of the Public Peace on 13 April 1861.

McLean (boatman, Kenovay) is accused of committing a Breach of the Peace on board the Islesman Steamer. The report mentions a fight between Donald Campbell Esquire (the Reef) and Alexander McLean (Scarinish). Furthermore, the Stewart on board the Islesman Steamer is charged with the offense of the Act of License for supplying spirits. Alexander Buchanan Esquire (Scarinish), Archibald Brown (shipowner, Manal), Archibald McKinnon (shoemaker, Scarinish) and Neil McLean (fisherman, Caoles) are named as witnesses.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

 

2021.54.17

Transcript of an Inventory of Precognition regarding the sudden death of Allan Brown in 1859. Allan Brown, aged 9, drowned in a boating accident in Salum bay while playing truant from school. The report mentions the boys finding a small fishing yawl at the end of the bay at ‘Salum loch’, and that the yawl floated toward ‘Ellen a Ghrewer’ (possibly Eilean nan Gobhar).

Statements are provided by:
James Anderson (surgeon, Tiree)
Finlay Fraser (detective constable, Tiree)
James McLean (aged 9  years, son of Neil McLean, Vaul)
Donald MacFadyen (aged 8 years, son of Alexander MacFadyen, Vaul)
James MacLean (aged 9 years, son of Niel Maclean, Kirkapoll)
Hugh MacDougall (aged 11 years, son of John MacDougall, Vaul)
Hugh MacFadyen (aged 37 years, farmer, Salum)
Allan MacDonald (aged 15 years, herd with Allan MacFadyen, Caoles)
Alexander MacDonald (aged 13 years, son of Duncan MacDonald, Salum)
Isabella Henderson or Brown (aged 37 years widow of the deceased Charles Brown, Vaul)
Alexander Henderson (aged 42 years, fisherman, Mannal – maternal uncle of Allan Brown)

This report contains details of the death of a young child and descriptions of their body. A copy of this transcript is not available online. Please contact An Iodhlann if you would like to consult this record.

From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

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