Tag Archives: millers

2021.53.80

Digitised copy of Petition by the tenants of Ballinoe, Tiree, Jul 1803. The Balinoe petitioners raise objections to the ways in which they have been ‘much harassed and oppressed’. The petition makes mention of: being prevented from cutting their peat; being oppressed by the Factor and Surveyor; being bound to provide services to the Factor and his servants; the lack of a miller to grind their grain; having to beg or borrow meal. There is no transcript 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.

2021.53.73

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, Chamberlain of Tiree, to the 5th Duke of Argyll, 29 Mar 1802. In this letter, McLaurine discusses the removal of people from the island. Those selected for ‘Removings’ include: those found guilty of illegal distilling, two young millers at Cornaigmore who ‘paid no attention to the machinery, nor to their work’, and Malcolm McDonald (Caoles) for taking trees from Loch Sunart to sell in Coll. Those in fishing stations were under warning. McLaurine also discusses: the division of land into four mail lands; Major Maxwell and George Langland; the use of the Reef by cottars and the lack of ‘grass mail’ paid by them. McLaurine mentions the 5th Duke of Argyll’s instructions to remove ‘every 10th man, and those the most criminal’.

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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.53.13

Digitised copy of an Account of the expense of repairing the windmill at Scarinish, 1750. Showing the amount due to Donald McDonald, miller, with a detailed list of the expenses. 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.

2008.46.13

Colour photograph of main wharf at Pictou Island, Nova Scotia.

The main wharf at Pictou Island, Nova Scotia. This photograph and the following two were taken by Ken MacCallum in August 2005 from a Cessna 172 seaplane using a Canon 20D digital camera with an image stabilised lens. Ken MacCallum is a descendant of John MacCallum, the first miller at Cornaig.

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