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Transcript of a Police Report into the alleged theft of a horse from The Glebe, in July 1868. The report, written by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree), reports that a horse belonging to the Minister’s servant was missing, and that it had been in the habit of going to Balephetrish House and Gott Farm.

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


Transcript of Inventory of Precognition against Lachlan Galbraith on charges of fraud and Breach of the Peace in April 1862. Galbraith (teacher, Callert, Inverness-shire) was accused of misusing funds raised to buy passage to Canada, and of causing a breach of the peace in the Isle of Coll. The statements mention that Galbraith claimed to be noted for translating books from English into Gaelic.

Statements are provided by:
Lachlann MacTaggart Galbraith (teacher, Callert)
Willliam Malcolm (Excise Officer, Bunessan, Mull)
Charles MacQuarie (merchant, Bunessan, Mull)
Lachlan Macphail (merchant, Bunessan, Mull)
John McDonald (retired parochial school master, Bunessan, Mull)
Reverend Robert Stewart (Assapol, Mull)
Nicol MacIntyre (tacksman, Knockvaolagain [Knockvologan], Mull)
Angus MacInnes (teacher, Isle of Iona)
June MacColl or Smith (wife of James Smith [lightkeeper], Hynish, Tiree)
Jessie Bannatyne or Sanderson (wife of Thomas Sanderson [lightkeeper] Hynish, Tiree)
Malcolm Livingston (teacher, Kirkapol, Tiree)
Reverend John Gregorson Campbell (The Manse, Gott, Tiree)
Duncan Martin (drainer, Heylipol)
Reverend Lachlan Macdonald (Mannal, Tiree)
Reverend James MacColl (lives with Donald McLean [brother in law], Arileod, Coll)
Duncan MacArthur (drainer, Grimsary, Coll)
Mary Maclean (residing at Knock-a-vada, Arinagour, Coll)
Ann MacKenzie (residing at Knock-a-vada, Arinagour, Coll)
John Johnston Junior (son of and residing with John Johnston Senior, Arnabost, Coll)
Allan MacLean (farmer, Mippost, Coll)
Niel Macfadyen (farm servant, Cliad, Coll)
James Hawthorn (innkeeper, Arinagour, Coll)
William Tait Meikle (clerk to firm of J & A Allan Merchants and Shipping Agents, No 70 Great Clyde Street, Glasgow. Residing at No 10 Abbotsford Place, Lauriston, Glasgow)

This record contains details of an attempted sexual assault. Click to read a transcript of this item.

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


Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 23 October 1750. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion (particularly at Cladich-chrogan in Balephetrish); quarrying, use of tenants to build a stone barricade; draining the Loch of Kirkapol; cutting of turf; tiends; Lachlan McLean at Ruaig and the building of a lint miln there; tenants in arrears; quarrels with McCualrigs; the pulling of bear [barley] and making gredan meal; growing hempseed on Tiree; sand drifts in Kelis [Caoles], Ballevilline [Balevullin], Keylipol and Quiyeish; arrangements for disposing of the product of the island; the farm at Crossapol; sending salt beef to market; use of planks; Hector McLean of Coll and the rental of the two ends of Coll;  Donald McMillan and the tack of Beist; Memorial of Hector and Alexander McLean, who claaim to be unjustly turned out of their tack of Gott and Vuill by Barnecarry.

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


Pages from the Antiquary Magazine, 1907, with an illustrated article titled ‘Some Antiquities of Tiree’ by WG Collingwood, about duns and ancient chaples on the island. Mentions the Temperance Hotel in Scarinish and the prosperous appearance of local housing.

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