Tag Archives: seaweed

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2022.11.1

Typed field notes on the Gaelic names and uses of various kinds of seaweed and shellfish, including carragheen, gruaigean, slabhach(d)an, duileasg, duireaman, dulaman, carragan, a’charrag dhubh, sgeamagan, sgeanagan, faochag, maorach, muirsgian, slabhraidh. Includes a barely legible page of handwritten notes.

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Recounted by Tiree people including Jean MacPhail, Donald an tailleir, Annie Kennedy, Willie MacLean, Mary Ann MacDonald, Mabel Kennedy, Mabel MacArthur, David MacClounnan, Alasdair Brown, Jesse Lachainn, Eilidh bheag, Mairi Neill Bhain (Brown), Flora MacDonald, Hugh MacLean, Sandy Ghobhainn, Effie Macdonald, Mary Parkhouse, Donald MacIntyre, Rosie MacIntyre, Mary Straker and James MacLeod, in around 1990.

 

 

2021.54.73

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory charging John MacMillan with Malicious Mischief in May 1870. MacMillan (fisherman, Balevullin) is accused of disposing of seaware (kelp or seaweed) belonging to Neil Kennedy (fisherman, Balevullin).

Sarah Kennedy (wife of Neil Kennedy, Balevullin) and Archibald Kennedy (crofter, Kilmoluaig) are named as witnesses.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.66

Transcript of a Police Report filed by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) charging Duncan Campbell with assault in June 1868. Campbell (cotter, Balevullin) is charged with assaulting Sarah Kennedy (wife of and residing with Donald MacLean, Balevullin) in an argument over kelp, or ‘wreck’/’wrack’. Statements are provided by Sarah Kennedy, and Donald MacNeil (crofter, Balevullin).

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.53.67

Digitised copy of Account of kelp made on the island of Tiree, 1792. Contains an account of kelp made out of bose and black wreck, with a list of tons produced per area. There is no transcript for this item.

Click to view a record for this item on Inveraray’s online catalogue.

From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2019.99.1

Digital book and video of an art project ‘Along/between/across: Sand, Grass, Wind, Brick, Studio’ centred around the exploration and artistic expression of Tiree’s natural environment. Researched during a two-week stay on Tiree in summer 2018 by Sabine Kussmaul of the University of Chester.

Click here for project brief ; video Wind, Water, Rhythms

A large book of photographs of temporary installations and on-site drawings, named ‘Practice Routes, Side lines, Undercurrents’, is held on An Iodhlann’s archive computer (too large to upload).

2017.70.4

Memoirs of Alistair MacNeill, Hynish, ‘They were our Vital Sparks’ which recall his fascination with the coal puffers that visited Hynish to off-load coal and other goods during the 1950s. The puffers also took away bundles of kelp for processing on the mainland.

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2017.7.2

Scottish Land Court document, 1913, drawn up between the Duke of Argyll and Duncan MacDonald, Lower Caoles, regulating the use of storm-cast seaweed in Coales. Other names mentioned: Alexander MacLean (Snr), Caoles; Hugh MacLean, Caoles; John MacFadyen, Caoles; Hector MacDonald, Caoles; Lachlan MacLean, Caoles; Alexander MacLean (Jnr), Caoles; Hugh MacDiarmid (Factor), Island House; John Disselduff (Sheriff-Clerk Oban).

2017.7.1

Scottish Land Court document, 1913, drawn up between the Duke of Argyll and Alexander Cameron, Miodar, Caoles, regulating the use of storm-cast seaweed in Coales. Other names mentioned: Isabella MacArthur, Harbour; Alexander MacArthur, Harbour; Alexander MacLean (Snr); Hugh MacLean; John MacFadyen; Hector MacDonald; Lachlan MacLean; Alexander MacLean (Jnr); Hugh MacDiarmid (Factor), Island House; John Disselduff (Sheriff-Clerk Oban).

 

 

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