Tag Archives: machair


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 451, 25/09/2009

Local news: Skerryvore perform in China and win A&B’s Young Entrepeneur of the Year; Alan Reid MP visits Tiree; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’ – Tiree at war; Lunch Club remembers 1930s Tiree; new social worker for Tigh a’ Rudha; report of Strathclyde fire chief’s visit; policing Tiree Wave Classic; Tiree-Islay exchange; report of SWRI meeting; forthcoming visit by Tobermory lifeboat; school news – fundraising for Mod trip, healthy eating week, new rugby club; letters to the editor – damage to machair at Caoles; volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels; community Powerdown project – solar hot water; poem about wind power by Nik Rawson; sheep sale results; forthcoming boat restoration course.


Photocopied report to Historic Scotland, 2003, ‘Airborne Remote Sensing and Ground Penetrating Radar survey, Coll and Tiree’ by Tom Dawson (University of St Andrews) and Sandy Winterbottom (University of Stirling) with Alistair Rennie and Jim Hansom. Testing the use of Airborne Remote Sensing to discover archaeological sites within mobile sand dune and machair areas.


Conference paper about sustainable use of a cultural landscape – machair, by William Welstead, Baugh, 2013

Draft paper about the relationship between culture, machair and conservation. Submitted to a symposium on `Literature and Sustainablility` on the mainland in 2013. Includes emailed comments on the draft by Dr John Bowler, RSPB Tiree, summary and biography of W Welstead, and the symposium timetable.

Click here to view 2013.116.1



Photograph of the MacNeill family of Barrapol/Balemartine ca. 1940

Sepia photograph of a group of MacNeills on the Barrapol machair around 1940. L-R: Donald MacNeill (An Tàillear), Mrs Donald MacNeill (Jane Stewart from Lanakshire), Donald MacNeill Jnr (Dòmhnall an Tàilleur), Hector MacNeill (Eachann an Tàilleur), Margaret MacNeill (Peigi `n Tàilleur), Angus MacArthur (Aonghas Theonaidh, Baile Phuill).



Collection of poems about Tiree by author Donald Murray, 2011

Collection of 15 English poems written by Donald Murray (author of `The Guga Hunters`) during his visit to Tiree in summer 2011. Donald has Tiree ancestors and comes from Lewis. Subjects include corncrakes, family, houses, cattle, Skerryvore lighthouse, machair, St. Patricks Chapel, wartime, travelling around Argyll, hares. Includes a covering letter from Donald to An Iodhlann.