Tag Archives: the reef

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2021.54.40

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Donald McLean with Breach of the Public Peace on 13 April 1861.

McLean (boatman, Kenovay) is accused of committing a Breach of the Peace on board the Islesman Steamer. The report mentions a fight between Donald Campbell Esquire (the Reef) and Alexander McLean (Scarinish). Furthermore, the Stewart on board the Islesman Steamer is charged with the offense of the Act of License for supplying spirits. Alexander Buchanan Esquire (Scarinish), Archibald Brown (shipowner, Manal), Archibald McKinnon (shoemaker, Scarinish) and Neil McLean (fisherman, Caoles) are named as witnesses.

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

 

2021.54.19

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser, (Detective Constable) regarding the sudden death of Archibald McDonald at Heanish in August 1859. McDonald, died near ‘Reef Cottage’ while walking home from Heanish with his son, Lachlan McDonald.

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

2021.53.87

Digital copy of Description of Tiree from a book published in 1808. Consists of a handwritten transcription from a book, and includes mentions of: Island House, crops, livestock, caves at Ceanm-harra [Kenavara], the Reef, duns [brochs], St Patrick’s Chapel, the discovery of coins in ‘small earthen vessels’, and the discovery of human and horse skeletons in Cornaigbeg. The document also mentions that the ancient name of Tiree was Riog-Hachd-bar-Fathuim, ‘the Kingdom whose summits are lower than the waves’.

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

2021.53.78

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 15 Apr 1803. McLaurine discusses: carrying out the plan of four mail lands; threat of emigration; crofts; joint occupation of the mail lands; obtaining compliance with the mail lands scheme; fishing; mills; encroachment of the Reef; barley and distilling; smuggling of gin brandy and tobacco. In a post script, McLaurine discusses tenants, mail lands, and quarrying tools. 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.

2021.53.73

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, Chamberlain of Tiree, to the 5th Duke of Argyll, 29 Mar 1802. In this letter, McLaurine discusses the removal of people from the island. Those selected for ‘Removings’ include: those found guilty of illegal distilling, two young millers at Cornaigmore who ‘paid no attention to the machinery, nor to their work’, and Malcolm McDonald (Caoles) for taking trees from Loch Sunart to sell in Coll. Those in fishing stations were under warning. McLaurine also discusses: the division of land into four mail lands; Major Maxwell and George Langland; the use of the Reef by cottars and the lack of ‘grass mail’ paid by them. McLaurine mentions the 5th Duke of Argyll’s instructions to remove ‘every 10th man, and those the most criminal’.

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

2021.53.54

Digitised copy of Remarks on the island of Tiree, 1771. The remarks made by the document fall under the following headings: The island over-peopled; the propriety of establishing a fishing village in Tiry [Tiree]; plan of executing the design of building a village in Tiry; method of tillage and cultivation; runrig abusive; too many horses and servants employed in plowing and other works of a farm; Tiry a fit country for wheel carriages; division of large runrig farms into smaller ones proper; the small tenants occupy too little land; remedy proposed; by seting the thirdes of the island to gentlemen farmers; and the other two thirds to small tenants; common pastures prejudicial; they should be divided on the adjacent farms; land: blowing of the reef and encroachment on it should be prevented; sand blowing; Tiry over stocked with sheep; which causes sand blowing; cutting bent encourages sand blowing; flax and hemp little cultivated in Tiry should be encouraged; pulling barley from the root hurtful; milns [mills] of Tiry on a bad footing; a new miln necessary; a wind miln might be of use; greddan a most barbarous custom; minister’s Glebe too large; distilling should be discouraged in the most effectual manner; bad consequences of it; a method of collection the rents of Tiry without much arrears; fresh water lochs easily drained; roads and landing places should be more attended to in Tiry; factors should be restricted from demanding services as a duty prestaball [prestable] to them by the tenants.

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

2021.53.33

Digitised copy of Observations on Tiree by Dr Walker, 1765. Dr Walker’s observations are arranged under the following headings: situation, extent, hills, harbour, tides, springs, sea, soil, rieve [reef], climate, crops, inhabitants, longevity, diseases, antiquities, agriculture, inclosures, cattle, grain, change of seed, hay, manures, turneps [turnips], price of commodities, price of labour, exports and imports, manufacture, fishery, hemp, natural productions, marble, copper, porphyry. There is no transcript for this item but see 1997.273.1.

The Rev Dr John Walker, minister of Moffat and a pioneer of scientific botany and geology, was sent to the Hebrides in 1764 and 1771 by the Commission for Annexed Estates to report on the social conditions, population and the state of manufacture, agriculture and fisheries.

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

2021.50.5

Digitised outline copy of the Plan of Kenovay, Tyree, as divided by George Langlands, 1802. The township is divided into thirteen plots of 25-39 acres, each with access to a common watering place near/at Lochan Dow. A croft of 5.1 acres for the Reef Keeper is also laid out. The line of a ‘new march dike between the Reef and Kenovay’ and the ‘old march dike’ with Cornaigbeg Lands are also depicted.

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

2021.50.3

Digitised copy of a map of Tiree showing townships and numbers of tenants in 1848. The map appears to show all townships, but not all have tenant numbers attached. Geographical features are also named (bays, lochs, harbours, moss, ‘the reef or great green plan’).

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

2020.56.2

Black & white photograph of competitors and spectators at a Sports Day on The Reef in 1933. The two competitors are astride a raised beam, hitting one another with filled sacks.

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