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Small black & white phototgraph of the McLean family on the Ringing Stone in 1934. L-R: Effie, Donald Archie, Isabel, Mary and George. Although they lived in Linlithgow, they spent most summer holidays with family on Tiree. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.


DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985),  Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.


Photocopy of two magazine articles about an archaeology team`s visit to Tiree in 2009

Articles appearing in the magazine British Archaeology (Sept/Oct 2009): (1) by Prof. Mick Aston (Time Team) about his visit to Tiree in summer 2009, and the archaeological sites he explored, including the Ringing Stone, duns and medieval stone crosses. (2) Travel log of the team`s visit by Jon Cannon.


Newsletter of the Tiree Heritage Society `Friends of the Tiree Chapels`, No. 7, 17/8/2004.

News about the Gaelic version of the Pilgrimage Route Guidebook, the information boards for the chapels, broch, ringing stone and Soroby graveyard, the repairs to the bridges at the Kirkapol chapel site and Tobair Eachainn, funding and fund-raising.