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Mini-disk recording of Sandy MacIntosh of Urvaig talking to Maggie Campbell in May 2005.

Sandy MacIntosh of Urvaig talks to Maggie Campbell in May 2005 about going out fishing with his father as a boy, how his father would fish for lobsters and make creels, fishing himself for velvet crabs as a young teenager, leaving Tiree to train as a mechanic, returning to Tiree and eventually fishing commercially, the fire at Milton when his boat was destroyed and the differences between fishing today and in his father’s time.


Audio cassette recording of Janet MacIntosh of Scarinish talking to Maggie Campbell on 21/5/2004.

Janet MacIntosh of Urvaig talks to Maggie Campbell in May 2004 about her schooldays in Balemartine, her childhood and wartime memories, Sunday customs, her travels round Scotland as a pilgrim, women’s clothing and work, baptisms in Tiree, the 19th century Baptist revival on the Ross of Mull, the Community Council, differences between the east and west of Tiree, self education, second sight and ghost stories, Tiree Bards, the hardness of life in the past with poverty, disease and the death of children; Janet finishes by singing a hymn composed by Neil MacDonald of Kilmoluaig