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Booklet ‘Domhnall Dearg’, a translation into Gaelic of the play ‘The Five Year Plan’ by Kenneth Stewart, produced by An Comunn Gaidhealach in 1950. From the belongings of the MacDonald/MacCorquodale/MacLean family of Kenovay.


Typed scripts of two plays performed in Ruaig in the 1930s by Dr Ella MacDonald, Machair House: (1) One hour of Scotland – a play in six acts by E. MacDonald, (2) Mary and Martha.


Collection of nine booklets of plays and dialogues in Gaelic and English, performed by the Tiree drama group in the 1960s. Titles include (1) An Reitheachail Rathail – mock trial by sherriff and jury, (2) Cobhair às na Speuran, (3) Dealbh-chluichean Gaidhlig – Gaelic Plays, (4) Na h-Uibhean Priseil, (5) Ri Guaillibh a’ Chèile – Shoulder to Shoulder, (6) Beitidh, (7) Reiteach Moraig, (8) Na Fasain Ura, (9) Comhraidhean Gaidhlig – Gaelic Dialogues.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 433, 10/01/2009

Local news: success of Tiree Parties Committees in 2008; PC Danny Lapsley receives Queen`s Police Medal; nativity play at Tiree Parish Church; Royal Bank of Scotland fundraising success of 2008; the Sorley MacLean Trust; school environment news; sheep scab alert.


Information about photographs in book `Tiree – War among the Barley and Brine`, 2013

Printed email from Wing Commander Bryn Lewis of RAF 518 Squadron giving information about the people in some of the photographs published in the book `Tiree – War among the Barley and Brine` by Mike Hughes & John Holliday, 2012. Names include: Harry Smith, Joy Sturdy, Fred Parrot, Jim Worthington, Sheila Greig, Fred MacKeown, Eddie Chapman, Georgie Porazka (nee Pickering), Bert Hopkins, Bob Bateson, Jack May, Bob Hill, Les Moorhouse, Kitty Reid, Arthur Kemsley, Leon Newman, Kay Western, Bryn Lewis, Peter Clark, Babs Hockin, Nan Hogwarth, Jean Hind, Snook Williams, Grace MacArthur, Ann MacArthur, May MacArthur. (none of the photos are held by An Iodhlann)


Photograph of the Napier Commission play at An Talla in 2006

Colour photograph of Tiree amateur actors performing scenes from a play about the Napier Commission 1883 into the living conditions and treatment of crofters during the 1800s. Directed by Mabel MacArthur and performed at An Talla during the A` Bhuain homecoming in spring 2006. On stage (L-R): Barbara MacIntyre, Gott; John Fletcher, Balemartine; John Bowler, Balephuil (as Lord Napier); unknown; Lachie Brown, Balevullin; Mark Beese, Kilmoluaig; John MacLean, Balephuil; `Bear` MacKinnon, Balinoe; Alasdair `Billy the Post`. Original held on CD in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1.