Order of service for the funeral of Rev Bob Higham (1937-2020), and a letter to John Holliday, Balephuil, from Bob’s wife, Di Higham, dated 9/03/2020. Rev Higham was the Church of Scotland minister of the Parish of Tiree during 1995-2002. He published a book about life as a minister on a Hebridean island, was a driving force behind the Tiree Heritage Society, and is buried at Polwarth in the Scottish Borders.
Untitled, nine-verse poem in English, hand-written in ink on a scrap of black-edged funeral paper. Probably to be read out at a funeral in the early 1900s. Amongst the belongings of the MacDonald/Campbell/Brown family of Mannal House.
Transcript of a letter from Rev Neil MacLean, Gott, in 1851 to his sister-in-law, the widow of Alexander MacLean, telling of the sudden death of “our dear Donald”, the affect on his mother and the funeral.
Texts from the funeral of Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, 2009
Programme of church service, 3 colour photographs, and eulogy and tributes to Alasdair MacKinnon Sinclair, Brock (1923-2009), engineer and enthusiastic co-founder of An Iodhlann. A service of thanksgiving and remembrance was held at Kirkapol Church on 20 Jan. 2009.
Two photocopied letters from Marion Blair of Partick, Glasgow, to her brother and sister, Duncan and Georgina, in 1931. The letters tell of the death of their brother Archie (Dunne?) in Glasgow and the difficulty and expense of transporting his coffin to Tiree via Oban.