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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.


Notice from the Edinburgh Gazette 1896 regarding the Wild Birds Protection Act of 1894.

Printed transcript of a notice appearing in the Edinburgh Gazette in 1895 by Alexander Hugh, Lord Balfour of Burleigh and Secretary for Scotland, listing bird species protected under the Wild Birds Protection Act of 1894 on Islay, Colonsay, Tiree and Coll.


Letter recollecting visits to Tiree by the gandson of William & Effie Dickie, Caoles

Handwritten letter from Jason Mauchan of Canada about his memories of his times on Tiree when he stayed with his grandparents William & Effie Dickie of Caoles in the 1970s-80s.

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Project folder `From Farm to Restaurant` produced by Primary Class 6 and 7 in 1994-5

Project folder produced by P6/7 in 1994-5 or the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1992-3 and which contains photographs and an account of the project.


Thirteen colour photographs and page of information for a Primary School project for the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1994-5.

Thirteen photographs of P6/7 interviewing various food producers on Tiree and working on the questions plus a board-mounted page of information for a project for the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1994-5; poster for the Royal Highland Show 1996.


Comb-bound report of P6/7` s conclusions from their interviews for a project for the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1994-5.

Report by P6/7 on what they learned from interviewing butcher Donald Archie MacLean, farmer Archie John MacLean and crofters Alasdair MacInnes and Janet Paterson.


Periodical `The Coll Magazine`, No. 2, 1984.

Articles about sheep and farming in Coll in 1764, livestock on the island between 1940 and 1981, peat-cutting, lazy beds, local man Neillie John MacLean, the Free Church in Coll, early travellers to Coll, bird-watching and gardening, carrrageen and wild flowers, and other local news.