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Black & white photograph of (L-R) Lachlan MacLean and Mary MacLean, the children of Donald MacLean (1878-1936), Kenovay, and Johann Campbell. Donald was the son of Lachlan MacLean (1836-1921) and Mary MacDonald (1852-1920). The photo was taken at the old milk house at Kenovay in around 1930. The cheese press is visible on the left. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.


Periodical `The Coll Magazine`, No. 1, 1983.

Stories about schooldays on Coll; a history of school transport; articles about cheese-making, poultry, bird-watching, scuba-diving, self-sufficiency; the Coll song; early travellers to Coll; camping and other local news.


Audio cassette recording of Margaret Green of Mannal talking to Maggie Campbell in 2000.

Margaret Green of Mannal talks to Maggie Campbell in 2000 about her childhood holidays in Mannal and playing with the other children on the shore, the people who lived in Mannal, the fishing boats and sharing the catch, fishing for sea-bream in June, her blind great-grandfather whose house was set on fire during the Clearances, a story about the curse put on the factor of the time, visiting relatives and friends, and returning to Glasgow laden with parcels of eggs, butter, cheese, potatoes and sometimes a chicken.


Audio cassette recording of Margaret MacDonald of Cornaigmore talking to Maggie Campbell in 2000.

Margaret MacDonald talks to Maggie Campbell in 2000 about buying ‘An Airigh’ in Cornaigmore in 1962 and using it as a holiday house until they took up permanent residence in 1981, the changes she’s seen in the shops, self-sufficiency, and crofting practices; Margaret also talks about how children today have less love of nature, how Mrs Campbell of Garaphail kept the Sabbath, the neighbouring croft that once belonged to novelist Alistair Maclean’s family and how milk was retailed in lemonade bottles.


Audio cassette recording of Jessie MacKinnon of Mannal talking to Maggie Campbell in March 2000.

Jessie MacKinnon (Jessie Lachainn) of Mannal talks to Maggie Campbell in March 2000 about the people who used live in Mannal; the teachers at Balemartine School; milking and shepherds; her 40 years of service with a doctor’s family in Glasgow; the changes in the way people dress now; the fishing from Mannal and Balemartine; the Cattle Show, regattas and sports in the summer; her holidays; the shop in Mannal; making butter, cheese and scones; ministers. Tha Seasaidh Lachainn Phàdraig a Manal a’ bruidhinn ri Magaidh Chaimbeul ann Am Mart 2000 mu na daoine a b’ àbhaist a bhi fuireach ann am Manal, tidsearan ann an sgoil Bhaile Mhàrtainn, bleoghainn agus cìobairean; an da fhichead bliadhna a bha i na shearbhanta aig teaghlach dotair ann an Glaschu, an t-atharrachadh ann an dòigh sgeadaich aig daoine an-nis; an t-iasgach a mach a Manal agus Baile Mhàrtainn; Fèis Cruidh, rèis bhàtaichean agus spòrs anns an t-samhradh; na soar-làithean aice; am bùth ann am Manal; deànamh ìm, càise agus bonnaich; ministeirean.


Audio cassette recording of Janet Brown of Balephuil talking to Maggie Campbell in November 1999.

Janet Brown of Balephuil talks to Maggie Campbell in November 1999 about making butter and cheese, how there was always plenty of food even if the ferry couldn’t make Tiree, different kinds of scones, how all the work had to be finished by Saturday night in order to observe the Sabbath, washing using galvanised baths and Sunlight soap, washing blankets in the burn, harvesting, how herring were plentiful, how everyone helped preparing for a wedding, ceilidhs and dancing and different kinds of stockings.


Binder `The Island of Tiree 1941 – 1943` containing an account of George Holleyman’s time on Tiree, plus 123 related photographs.

Account by RAF policeman and amateur archaeologist George Holleyman FSA of his time on Tiree between September 1941 and June 1943. Includes seventy-five photographs taken on Tiree by George Holleyman between September 1941 and June 1943, and forty-eight black and white photographs/postcards taken by unknown photographer(s). George Holleyman carried out significant amounts of pioneering archaeological work in Sussex  during the first half of the 20th century along with Drs. Eliot and Cecil Curwen. He was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries  in 1949.