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Memoirs of Alistair MacNeill, Hynish, ‘They were our Vital Sparks’ which recall his fascination with the coal puffers that visited Hynish to off-load coal and other goods during the 1950s. The puffers also took away bundles of kelp for processing on the mainland.

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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.