Transcript of a Police Report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory charging Donald McDonald with theft in October 1868. Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) reports that Donald MacDonald (son of and residing with Flora MacLean, pauper, Kilmoluaig) is accused of taking a ‘grape’ (graip: an iron-pronged fork used in farming and gardening) belonging to Dugald MacCallum (crofter, Kilmoluaig).
Statements are provided from: Archibald MacCallum (son of and residing with Dugald MacCallum, Kilmoluaig) and Angus MacDonald (Cotter, Moss).
Transcript of the Precognition of Witnesses regarding the sudden death of Helen Paterson or MacQuarrie (Arinagour, Coll) in May 1859. MacQuarrie died following a day planting potatoes and moving sea-ware. Statements are provided by:
Margaret MacQuarrie or MacFadyen (daughter of deceased, Arinagour, Coll) Catherine MacKinnon or Macphail (widow, Arinagour, Coll) Christina MacKinnon or MacQuarie (daughter in law of deceased, wife of Hector MacQuarie, Arinagour, Coll) Malcolm Macdonald (merchant, Arinagour, Coll) Duncan McColl (surgeon, Salen, Mull)
Digitised copy of Description of farms in Tiree. Contains observations made by ‘the minister McColl’ to the Duke of Argyll upon ‘the situation of improvements in Tiry in consequence of a conversation with his Grace in August 1786’. 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.
Collection of metal tools from a ruin in the 1970s
Assemblage of eight black-painted tools, length of straw rope and a pair of glasses, collected by Ailean Boyd from ruins in the 1970s: forge tongs, head of an open clay spade used for heavy soils of bottoms of ditches, pony shoe, turf edger head, hammer wrench, ash scraper, fork head, unknown head.
Child`s `potato gun` or Gunna-staile, made with the base of a swan’s feather and a wooden plunger. Presented to Alan Boyd around 1985 by Hugh MacLean, Barrapol. Flora MacArthur, Moss, remembers her father making them for Donald and Duncan.
Paragraph about the introduction of the potato to the Hebrides from “General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides” by James MacDonald A.M.
Typed transcript of a paragraph about the introduction of the potato to the Hebrides in 1743, by James MacDonald. It describes the reluctance of the tenants to grow potatoes and the eventual domination in their diet.
Thirteen colour photographs and page of information for a Primary School project for the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1994-5.
Thirteen photographs of P6/7 interviewing various food producers on Tiree and working on the questions plus a board-mounted page of information for a project for the Royal Highland Show Schools Shield 1994-5; poster for the Royal Highland Show 1996.