Tag Archives: libraries

2017.2.5

Hardback book ‘The Phonetics of the Gaelic Language and a System of Phonography’ by Malcolm MacFarlane, 1889. Includes exposition of orthography. Presented to Cornaigmore library in 1906 by James Coats, Jnr of Ferguslie House, Paisley, who donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann).

2009.163.1

Article in Oban Times 1911 about the annual business meeting of the Scarinish Library Committee

Copy of an article published in the Oban Times on 5th Aug 1911 about the annual business meeting of the Scarinish Library Committee held within the Reading Room of the library. Chaired by Mr Hugh MacDonald, postmaster, secretary and librarian. Also present: Mr MacDiarmid, factor, Rev. D. MacPherson and Mr Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish. Mentions death of Dr. Buchanan.

2004.146.1

Copy of presentation label and title page of book donated to Cornaigmore library by James Coats.

Presentation label and title page of book `The Phonetics of the Gaelic Language` by Malcolm Mac Farlane donated to Cornaigmore library in 1906 by James Coats, Jnr of Ferguslie House, Paisley (the same benefactor who donated the library to the Reading Room). The book itself can be viewed in An Iodhlann (2017.2.5).

1997.265.92

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 55, 3/2/1993.

Local news including the suspension of BT`s compensation scheme, the air ambulance service, an account of the wreck of the SS Vivo on Balevullin beach in 1890 by Sandy MacKinnon, the weather, and news from the playgroups, the school librarian and the Crofters Union.

1997.265.95

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 58, 17/3/1993.

Local news including the numbers of houses in Council Tax bands D-F, protests at the shipment of nuclear fuel through the Minches, the weather, news from the school librarian, waste recycling and an article about the Tiree entry in Kelly`s 1926 Directory of Scotland by Les Crawte and Reg Knapman.

1997.265.67

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 31, 13/11/1991.

Local news including the lack of public transport on Tiree, Kilmoluaig – part 4 by Sandy MacKinnon, the library at the school and a message from the local policeman about using seat belts.