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Transcript of a Police Report charging Allan McFarlane and Hugh McLean with Breach of the Peace in March 1862. McFarlane (labourer at North Bay, Ardfenaig [‘Ardfinaig’], Mull) and McLean (part owner and sailor on board the schooner Mary of Greenock, North Bay, Ardfenaig, Mull) were charged following an incident at the granite quarry in Ardfenaig. The report was written by John MacFarlane (constable, Mull).

Statements are provided from:
John McInnis (labourer at North Bay, Ardfenaig)
Hector McEachern (labourer at North Bay, Ardfenaig)
Donald McGillivray (labourer at North Bay, Ardfenaig)

McFarlane was heard to say that Tiree men ‘would pick up an egg altho[ugh] it would be in the mouth of a dog’.

Click to read a transcript of this item.

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


Black & white photograph of Alexina Mary McLean (1926-1929), daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in around 1929, and the family gundog, Flossie. Alexina was named after her Uncle and Aunt, Alexander Walker and Mary McLean (sister of Donald Archibald), who gave Alexina a present of a doll, which was kept long after her death at the age of three. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here to view a sympathetic letter from Mary McConnell (nee McLean) to Alexina’s parents, dated May 1929.


Tiree Annual / Bliadhnail Thiriodh 2014. Annual magazine of history and nature articles, the year’s births, marriages & deaths, summary of achievements of Tiree Community Development Trust. Compiled by Simon Wellock on behalf of Tiree Community Business.