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Maps regarding the weather station at Cornaigmore, 1926

Photocopies of two maps pertaining to the installation of the weather station at Cornaigmore School in the 1920s. One is a plan of the location of the weather station at the school hand-drawn by Argyll Estates with reference to the Feu Contract. The other is a hand-annotated Ordnance Survey map showing the location in the context of Tiree. From Kew National Archives. Also see 2013.72.1 for accompanying letters.


Booklet `Winds of Change` 2004

Booklet tracing the history of Tiree`s weather station and early flights to the island, the RAF, traditional methods of forecasting the weather and weather extremes. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.


DVD compilation of old films about Tiree

DVD compilation of six old films about Tiree created for the 2009 Feis Thiriodh film show from archive material from An Iodhlann – with accompanying programme. (1) Family holiday on Tiree 1957, (2) formation of the Crofters` Union 1985, (3) centenary of 1886 Crofters Act 1986, (4) Tiree Association sports day and first commercial flight 1929, (5) Tiree school trip to see concord at Heathrow 1984, (6) about Tiree with a ceilidh in the Lodge Hotel 1992.


Extract from `Hansard` about Dr Ray Michie debating the closure of theTiree Met Office on 10/5/2000.

Minutes of a debate opened by Dr Ray Michie in the House of Commons on 10th May 2000 about the closure of theTiree Met Office, with a letter from MP Jenny Jones.

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