Township: ruaig

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2021.54.71

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Dugald MacKinnon with assault and breach of the peace in July 1869.

Dugald MacKinnon (boatman, son of and residing with Neil MacKinnon, Scarinish) is accused of assaulting William Miller (cook on board SS Argyll) on board the SS Argyll which it was in Scarinish Harbour. Donald MacKinnon (shoemaker, Vaul), William Miller (cook on board SS Argyll), Duncan MacInnes (cotter, Ruaig) and Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) are named as witnesses.

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

2021.54.67

Transcript of a copy of Criminal Libel charging Alexander MacLean and Archibald Colquhoun with breach of peace and assault in 1868.

Alexander MacLean (son of and residing with Mary Graham or MacLean, Scarinish) and Archibald Colquhoun (son of and residing with Duncan Colquhoun, Scarinish) fought on board the SS Argyll while in the harbour at Scarinish on 29 February 1868. A statement is provided by John Lamont (crofter, Ruaig). Lamont names Dr Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Tiree) and Duncan Morrison (Captain of the SS Argyll) as being in attendance.

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

2021.54.34

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses submitted to Henry Nisbet, Tobermory Procurator Fiscal, regarding the sudden deaths of Malcolm McKinnon and Ann or Nancy MacDougall or Burnett on 3 October 1860. McKinnon and MacDougall/Burnett died when a mail packet ran ashore in Glenbeg, near Loch Sunart, during a storm. Statements are provided from:

Hector Lamont (master and owner of a mail packet, Kirkapol. Brother-in-Law of Malcolm McKinnon, deceased)
Archibald McFadyen (seaman, Kirkapol)
Niel McLean (crofter, Ruaig)
Niel McKinnon (Arinagour, Coll)
Alexander Campbell (Inland Revenue Officer, Broadford, Isle of Skye. Sister-in-Law of Ann or Nancy McDougall or Burnett)

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

 

2021.54.30

Transcript of Police Report and Precognition of Witnesses regarding the sudden death of Archibald MacInnes and Charles MacLean in February 1860. MacInnes and MacLean drowned when a wave hit their boat while fishing for lobsters on an open skiff near Bealach na Ciste on the Isle of Soay. Duncan MacInnes (brother of Archibald MacInnes, Ruaig) survived the accident. The report contains descriptions of clothing on the bodies of the sailors. Copies of the registrations of the deaths are also included.

Statements are provided from:

Duncan McInnes (fisherman, Ruaig)
Alexander MacLean (shoemaker, Ruaig)
John McInnes (tailor, Ruaig. Father of the deceased)
Niel McLeod (fisherman, Ruaig)
John Lamont (fisherman, Ruaig)
Donald McInnes (fisherman, Ruaig)
Archibald McInnes (fisherman, Ruaig)
Finlay Fraser (Detective Constable, Tiree)
Malcolm Livingstone (Registrar, Tiree)
Flora McKinnon or McLean (wife of John McLean, Ruaig)
Hugh McKinnon (fisherman, Ruaig)

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

2021.53.22

Digitised copy of State of the difference between the Tiree rental 1757 and the Tiree rental 1758. This record contains a table showing the differences in rent for farms at Kilmoluaig and Beist, Balivilline [Balevullin], Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Ruaig, Kirkapol, Hianish, Vaul, ¾ of Kelis [Caolas], Baugh, Heylipol, Balinoe and Quiyeish [Hynish].

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

2021.53.15

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1753. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion, the windmill at Scarinish, cutting of peats, employment of ditchers, Lachlan McLean’s rent of the farm at Ruaig, waterfowls, crogans or clay dishes, conversion of rents to a forehand silver rent. 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.

2021.53.12

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.

2021.53.11

Digitised copy of a description of the island of Tiree by Lachlan McLean, 1737. McLean was a merchant in Glasgow who had tenancy of a farm in Ruaig. There is no transcript available 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.

2021.15.1

Poem by Flora MacPhail, Ruaig, about a Harris Tweed jacket made by Dugald MacArthur, Sliabh, Balephuil in around 1940. In Gaelic with an English translation. It was worn by Jamie MacDonald, Ruaig, on TV for the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2018.

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