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Collection of 36 original colour photographs, including the Reading Room and first exhibitions, Whitehouse Cattle Show, houses Taigh a’ Bhochdainn and Lag nan Cruach before renovation, ploughing demonstration, Tiree district nurses, Tiree football team ca. 1999. Most are catalogued separately (see 2018.54.5 – 27).


Instruction manual for the Fordson plough ‘Elite’ 3-2 furrow, 1948, and Spare Parts List for ploughs and implements, 1940s, issued by the Ford Motor Company, Dagenham. These were supplied by George & Jobling, the authorised main Ford and Fordson dealers in Glasgow. Owned by A MacLean, Caoles.


Photograph of Iain MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, holding a framed photograph of himself ploughing with horses

Colour photograph of Iain MacKinnon (Iain Chaluim Iain Bhan) holding a framed colour photograph outside his house `Cnoc Bhiosta`/Kilmoluaig House in the 1990s. The photograph is of himself as a younger man (ca. 1970) with his two-horse plough in a field nearby. It would take him three days to plough the field.



Photograph of Iain MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, with a horse-drawn plough ca. 1970

Colour photograph taken in 2011 of a close up of a framed photograph belonging to Iain MacKinnon (Iain Chaluim Iain Bhan) of Cnoc Bhiosta/Kilmoluaig House. The photograph shows Iain plouging with his two-horse plough at Kilmoluaig around 1970. It would take three days to complete.



DVD footage of a holiday on Tiree in the 1960s

Cine-film footage of the Muir family holiday on Tiree in the 1960s, transferred to DVD. Mrs Christian Muir (the lady with the dog, who gets a kiss from her husband) and their kids Iain, David and Kenneth, came to Tiree on a family holiday in 196?. The donor, Alex Newbery, found the film in Mrs Muir`s attic while clearing it out. She`s sure that they stayed at Salum or Ruaig.


Collection of 20 photos from the Tractor Run and the Ploughing Display, July 2007.

Collection of 19 photographs taken during the Tiree Agricultural Show Tractor Run and the Ploughing Display at Kenovay, by Tom MacMilan of Rothesay with Clydesdale Horses Jock & Annie: (1) Donald Archie Brown, Balephuil, (2) Colin MacKinnon, Balevullin, (3) Seumas MacArthur, Moss, (4) Hugh Hector Campbell, (5) Alex MacArthur (Ailig Beag), Heylipol, (6) Duncan MacArthur (Sandaig), (7) Alasdair MacArthur, Sandaig, (8) Iain Brown & son Ewan Brown, (9) Unknown and Iain Brown & Son Ewan, (10) Tom MacMilan with Clydesdale horses Jock & Annie in Archie John MacLean`s field at the bottom of the Kenovay Road (Ceitidh Bhan`s), (11) Donald MacKinnon, Hough with Clydesdales Jock & Annie, (12) Clydesdale horses Jock & Annie pictured with their plough in July 2007. Also in view are Miss Mary MacKinnon, Mrs Sheena Beck, Elizabeth Brown, Iain Brown, Nancy MacKecnie, Angus John MacKechnie, Hannah MacKechnie, Anne MacKinnon, Donald MacKinnon, (13) The line-up of tractors in the Ploughing Field at Kenovay, (14) Jock and Annie, ploughing the field at Kenovay, with a large crowd of spectators, (15) Jock & Annie turning the plough around, watched by a large crowd of spectators, (16) crofters with the plough – Pictured with the plough from left to right are; Archibald MacIntyre, Gott (far left), Neil MacArthur,Moss, Tom McMilan(with plough), Donald MacIntyre, Gott, Lachlan Campbell, Crossapol Niall MacArthur, Kilkenneth, Lachlan MacKinnon, Parkhouse, Angus MacLean, Scarinish and Hugh Campbell, Garaphail. Roddy MacKay is filming, (17) with the plough from Left to Right are; Neil MacArthur, Archibald MacArthur, Tom McMilan, Donald MacIntyre, Lachlan Campbell, Niall MacArthur, Lachlan MacKinnon, Angus MacLean and Hugh Campbell, with Jock & Annie, (18) Pictured from Left to Right are; Jock & Annie, Donald MacIntyre, Lachlan Campbell, Angus MacLean, Hugh Campbell, Lachlan MacKinnon, Neil MacArthur, Ross MacLennan, Archie MacIntyre, (19) Pictured left to right are; Donald MacKinnon, Murdoch MacDonald, Hugh Archie MacCallum, Lachlan Campbell, Archie MacIntyre, Angus MacLean, Donald MacIntture, Lachlan MacKinnon, Donald MacLean, Neil MacArthur & Roddy MacKay filming, (20) Pictured are Donald MacKinnon and Tom McMilan working the plough in Kenovay July 2007.