Montage of a photograph of Raymond Hartshorn, a page from his RAF flight log May-June 1945, noting ‘VE Day May 8th’, and a poem written by him about flying. Raymond Hartshorn was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII, flying with 518 Squadron Meteorological Observers, and was a member of a crew sent out over the Atlantic in search of a missing aircraft: “23/1/45. 1405. Halifax LL511. Pilot: F/L. Eastman. A.S.R. search for W/C Morris and crew – unsuccessful. Flying times: 4.20 day, 1.25 night.”
Photocopy of a typed transcript of a taped interview with sisters Margaret MacKinnon and Katie MacKinnon, Heanish, by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle (and Balinoe), in 1991 at Braeside, Heanish.
Extract: “Auntie Maggie and Auntie Katie agreed to do this tape interview with me on a cold April’s day in 1991. I had dropped by Braeside on the way back from a buisness trip in Europe. It was mostly Auntie Maggie who did the talking with Katie chipping in with the odd comment. They talked about their childhood living on the island and life during the war years.”
Click here to view transcript 2016.45.1
Two pages of transcribed verses, handwritten in 1918-1919 by GBR, John Gillies, Cornaigbeg, and “an old friend”. Found in Donald Brown’s house at Vaul.
Click here to view 2015.57.6
Handwritten Gaelic poem ‘Co-Sheirm’ by C MacNeill, date unknown.
Click here to view 2015.38.4
Poem in English about Tiree, 2014
Poem in English titled `Chuala mi` (hear me) about Tiree, inspired by a visit to the island by author Catherine MacLeod.
Audio cassette and booklet `Calum & Annie Johnston`, Scottish Tradition No. 13.
Songs, stories and piping performed by Calum and Annie Johnston and recorded by the School of Scottish Studies. Accompanying booklet on Bookshelves `Bardachd`.