Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Walter Beattie (Constable) reporting a suspected case of sheep stealing in Balevullin, in February 1904. Statements are provided by William McNeill (cottar, Balevullin) and Hugh McKinnon (shepherd, Hough)
Transcript of a Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the deaths of Mathew Byrne Mate, Robert Mackay, Thomas Wedick, James Donley or Donelly, James Kehoe (all of Arklow) and Herman Hallander (of Sweden) in 1885.
The deceased were all serving on board the Brigantine ‘Nancy’ of Dublin, which sank on 8 February 1885 after striking ‘Dubhsker’ (Dugh Sgeir) an outlying rock about three miles to the North West of Craignish Point (Cràiginis or Rubha Chràiginis), Tiree. The Captain, Richard Kerrow (Arklow), was rescued.
Richard Kerrow (above), Alexander Cameron (Moss), William McNeil (fisherman, Balevullin), Murdoch MacLeod (Police Officer, Tiree) are named as witnesses.
Digitised copy of List of arrears for crop 1769. Contains a note of the rent arrears for Hough, Miln [mill] of Crossapoll, Hienish [Heanish] and Vaul in 1769. There is no transcript available for this item.
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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.
Insurance claim receipt made out to MacLaren Grain and Co., 1885. The claim was to recoup losses as a result of the steamship ‘Ardandhu’ colliding in 1883. Paid out by the insurance company William Euing & Co. Brokers. Before this incident, in 1881, the SS Ardandhu sank after colliding with another ship on the River Clyde. It went on to become wrecked on Hough Skerries off the west coast of Tiree during a storm in 1891.
Compiled information about the Steamship Laristan which ran aground on rocks at Craignish, Hough, in 1942. Includes the log of the ship’s movements around the time it ran aground, an extract from a book about shipwrecks, and an extract from Home Commands’ War Diary – Casualties and Defects. The ship was also known under the names of Cherrywood and Empire Gulf.
Black & white photograph of seaman Ralph Frederick Smith (right) who was rescued by Tiree residents when his ship, the SS Laristan, ran aground on rocks at Craignish, Hough on January 19th 1942. Ironically, having survived the wrecking of the Laristan, Ralph Smith died at sea three months later when his next ship, the Empire Dryden, was torpedoed off the USA coast. Ralph’s Seaman’s Card with details of his death can be viewed here.
Typed article about the catastrophic sand-blow at Hough in around 1815, which buried croft land and dwellings, and forced the majority of residents to move to Kilmoluaig. Written by Dr Margaret MacKay (School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh University) for presentation at an Oral History conference in France in 1982. Includes the conference programme.