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Printed copy of a report ‘Argyll Islands Study Tour 2004’ by Jim Hill, Isle of Coll. Over the period 29th September to 3rd October, 2004, a group of volunteers from the islands of Lismore, Mull, Tiree, Coll, Jura, Islay, Colonsay and Oronsay, travelled through those islands visiting various local initiatives funded by the Nàdair Trust. The study tour was organised by Argyll & the Islands Enterprise in partnership with the Nadair Trust and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The purpose of the tour was to mark the end of the Nadair 1 project, Heritage Tourism Training, led by Argyll & the islands Enterprise and to visit the Nadair 1 completed projects for Tour members to bring back knowledge and lessons learned to their respective islands. Some visits were also arranged to the location of potential Nadair 2 projects. See page 5 for Tiree: Loch Bhasapol surfing/fishing/nature, Rural Centre, An Iodhlann.

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Collection of nine booklets of plays and dialogues in Gaelic and English, performed by the Tiree drama group in the 1960s. Titles include (1) An Reitheachail Rathail – mock trial by sherriff and jury, (2) Cobhair às na Speuran, (3) Dealbh-chluichean Gaidhlig – Gaelic Plays, (4) Na h-Uibhean Priseil, (5) Ri Guaillibh a’ Chèile – Shoulder to Shoulder, (6) Beitidh, (7) Reiteach Moraig, (8) Na Fasain Ura, (9) Comhraidhean Gaidhlig – Gaelic Dialogues.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 433, 10/01/2009

Local news: success of Tiree Parties Committees in 2008; PC Danny Lapsley receives Queen`s Police Medal; nativity play at Tiree Parish Church; Royal Bank of Scotland fundraising success of 2008; the Sorley MacLean Trust; school environment news; sheep scab alert.


Photograph of Angus MacLean, Scarinish


Photograph of Angus MacLean in 2010. It was taken by Mary MacLean, and donated after his passing in 2013.

Angus was the driving force behind the creation of the volunteer fire brigade and was the Special Constable on Tiree for decades. He was a member of the Tiree Pipe Band, a Gaelic scholar, a local genealogist, a great storyteller and could fix anything.  He lived all his life on Tiree.  Angus was a founding member, past Chairman and a major donor to An Iodhlann’s collection.

Original, plus one other photo, stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1.


Book `Recovering from the Clearances`, 2013

Softback book based on the proceedings of a conference held on the Isle of Lewis in 2012, about the long and difficult process of land recovery by the descendents of the dispossessed and recent developments in Community Ownership.

Includes ‘Preaching the Land Gospel: The Rev. Donald MacCallum (1849-1929) in Skye, Tiree and Lochs, Lewis’ by Donald E. Meek. (Pages 77-107)