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Summaries of 16 written surveys of Tiree conducted during 1737 to 1810, and held in the archives of Argyll Estates at Inveraray in 2016. Includes covering email from the archivist Ishbel MacKinnon stating that transcriptions of the full surveys will be supplied in 2016. The email also contains information about transcriptions of the Turnbull Survey report, 1768.

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Hand-painted copy of the Turnbull Map 1768 of Tiree, made in 1864

Original, full-sized, exact copy of the Turnbull 1768 map held at Inveraray Castle, hand-painted by cartographer James Ferguson in 1864 at the request of the Duke of Argyll. Kept on Tiree at Island House, Heylipol, by Captain Short, the last Steward of the Duke of Argyll, and then at Keeper’s Cottage, the factor’s house at Scarinish. Size 134 x 220 cm. ON PERMANENT LOAN from Argyll Estates.