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Dissertation about the Tiree bulb-growing industry in the 1960s

Bound dissertation entitled “Tiree Bulbs” about the tulip- and daffodil-growing industry on Tiree in the 1960s. Includes hand-typed preface about the history of bulbs, an account of Tiree`s bulbs, many colour photographs of the different varieties of bulbs growing in-situ on Tiree, photos of some bulb-growers including Duncan MacInnes, Ruaig, and a map of bulb sites around the island. Author: Ena MacLean Percy – a district nurse who attended courses at The Royal College of Nursing in Edinburgh in the 1960s, and retired to Fort William. Bound in royal blue board with gold embossed title on cover. Found at a recycling centre in Fort William in 2011.




Newspaper article about tulip and daffodil growing on Tiree and Coll, 1958

Original and photocopy of an article titled “Look out for tulips from the Hebrides”, about the new tulip and daffodil growing industry on Tiree and Coll, in The People`s Journal newspaper, 1958.