Tag Archives: crime


Letter from John Glaister, Glasgow University, to Superintendent Donald Archibald MacLean, Linlithgow police office, 1951, thanking him for “photographs in connection with the identification of a body, following prolonged sea immersion”. Thought to be part of a murder case. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 456, 11/12/2009

Local news: report on boat-building and restoration course; report on Christmas craft fayre; Tiree Community Business chairman’s report; S5 pupils say thank you for support of mountain climb; TRD’s cinema wins funding award; hoax telephone calls; managment of campervans; in influx of house mice; letter to the editor from Derrick Wolstencroft in Spain; New York marathon update by Matt Boyd; announcing Tiree Association scholarship awards; announcing Christmas lights competition; report on the Think Pink fundraising event at the Lodge Hotel.


Book `Whisky Wars, Riots and Murder`, 2013

Softback book by Malcolm Archibald about the darker side of Scottish history in the 19th century, when crime was commonplace and the forces of law and order battled to bring peace to a troubled land.


Photocopied precognititon and indictment of six Tiree men for theft, pillaging, plundering, stouthrief and assault in March 1934.

(1) Account of the shipwreck and looting of its cargo by the inhabitants of Tiree, the stabbing of watchman Archibald MacNeill of Hough in the leg and the outcome of the trial. (2) Description of the charges against John Beaton, Archibald Kennedy, Donald MacMillan, Malcolm MacMillan, Peter MacDonald and James Black, a list of witnesses and their testimony.