Tag Archives: folk tales

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2021.53.88

Digitised copy of Tiree mermaid – sworn statement of the discovery of a sea creature on the shore on Tiree, by Collin McNiven before James Maxwell, Justice of the Peace, 1813.

The statement (given by Colin MacNiven, tacksman of Grianal [Greenhill]) contains a detailed description of the discovery and appearance of the mermaid. MacNiven states that the mermaid was discovered eighteen years prior.

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Click to view a record for this item on Inveraray’s online catalogue.

From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2020.64.1

Softback book ‘The Secret Island – towards a history of Tiree’, 2014. Published proceedings of a three-day conference held on Tiree by the Islands Book Trust in September 2013, with chapters by many authors on a wide variety of aspects of Tiree’s history and culture.

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2020.42.1

Hardback book ‘Religion in a Hebridean Island’ by Rev Robert D Higham, 2020. Monograph about the history of religion and beliefs in the Hebrides, with particular reference to Tiree. Rev Higham was the Church of Scotland minister of the Parish of Tiree during 1995-2002.

2018.112.1

Ten books ‘The Eric R Cregeen Fieldwork Journals’, edited by Margaret Bennett, 2018. Historian Eric Radcliffe Cregeen (1921-1983) made hundreds of audio recordings of oral histories from a wide range of people from around Scotland. His meticulous notes are displayed and transcribed in nine volumes, with those regarding Tiree recordings presented in Volumes 3 to 9.

Vol 1 1939-1949; Vol 2 1949-1957; Vol 3 1955-1959; Vol 4 1959-1968; Vol 5 1969-1972; Vol 6 1973-1974; Vol 7 1974-1978; Vol 8 1975-1976; Vol 9 1977-1982; Vol 10 Index.

1999.294.2

Collection of five booklets of ‘Tocher – Tales, Songs and Traditions’ from the archives of the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh, 1978-1991, containing Tiree material: Blar nan Sguab / Battle of the Sheaves, No. 18, pg 44; The Dairymaid and the Cattle-Thief, No. 18, pg 49; Marbhrann do Mhrs. Noble / Elegy for Mrs Noble, No. 18, pg 50; A’ Chailleach Bhuana / the Harvest Maiden, No. 18, pg 52; Niall Og’s Harvest, No. 18, pg 54; An Corp-Creadh mu Dheireadh / The Last Clay Image made in Tiree, No. 18, pg 56; The Loss of the Fishing Boats (Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856), No. 18, pg 58; Oran an Fhuadaich / Song of the Storm (Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856), No. 18, pg 60; Diarmad agus Gràine, No. 18, pg 62; Donald Sinclair, No. 20, pg 152; Hector Kennedy, No. 32, pg 69; Latha Bathadh Bhaile Phuill / The Balephuil Disaster (1856), No. 32, pg 90; Oran do Shir Dòmhnall MacPhàrlain / Song to Sir Donald MacFarlane, No. 32, pg 92; Tha mise seo gun chruit gun sgoth / I am here with neither Croft nor Boat, No. 32, pg 94; Gilleasbuig Laidir and the Factor, No. 32, pg 96; ‘Lord’ MacDonald, No. 32, pg 98; Tiree settlers in Ontario, No. 42, pg 362; A’ Falbh a Tiriodh / Leaving Tiree, No. 42, pg 410; Donald MacLean Sinclair, No. 42, pg 424; Neil Lamont, No. 43, pg 67.

2017.66.3

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.

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