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Articles from Tain & District Museum

Tragedy at Fearn Abbey

A harrowing article from the Ipswich Journal reporting on the collapse of the roof of Fearn Abbey during a service.

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A Flight from Tain in 1944

A first-hand account from Bert Hunt, the Flight Engineer, of a Liberator from 86 Squadron RAF Tain, attacking and successfully sinking U/Boat 317.

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The King's man and the Clans, 1587.

An account, from the Privy Council Records, of a large number of the Munro and Ross Clansmen being denounced rebels for breaking up a Baron Court being held by, King James VI's Ambassador, Sir William Keith of Delny.  

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Unfreemen of Tain

An extract from the Acts of the Lords of Council from 1501, detailing complaints by the Royal Burgh of Inverness against Tain's ancient rights of Sanctuary.

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Pugh or Alexander Munro

An article from the Ross-shire Journal by Robert Ross in Ballarat Australia regarding Pugh one of Tain's 19th-century 'celebrities'.

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The Harpers Legend

An epic old poem on Cadbol Castle, where no one could die, and the story of poor old broken-hearted Lady Mey.

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The Tain Chapmen 1697

An extract from the Tain and Balnagown Documents regarding Chapmen from Tain. The unfortunate traders complain to the court in Tain that they have been left in debt after being attacked and robbed whilst travelling in Clan Mackay territory.

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