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Kisimul - Gilfillan

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Kisimul - Gilfillan Summary

Title - Kishmul Castle, Barra - Scotland - It's Highlands and Islands - The Royal Route. (Incorrect spelling on poster - it should be Kisimul).
- Kisimul Castle, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
- Tom Gilfillan.

- A peaceful and timeless scene of a crofter with his sheepdog and sheep, overlooking the tiny island and its medieval castle just off the coast of Barra. This is a Macbraynes's poster, but was produced to fit in with the similar railway-produced posters of the time, and acknowledged the business partnership, mentioning British Railways at the top for obtaining more information, while also being overstamped with MacBraynes' own details at the bottom.

Year Published - c1940-50s
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)

Other Details:
Original Vintage British Travel Poster.
Published by David Macbrayne Ltd, PD/19/8
Printed in Scotland by John Horn Ltd, Glasgow & London

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, conservation-backed on linen.
Slightly discoloured folds, a little tape in bottom corners, a few small repairs. More detailed photos available on request.

More About The Artist:
Thomas Gilfillan was a Scottish artist who produced a number of joint MacBraynes and railway posters, and worked for Scottish Aviation Limited producing much artwork for them as well as murals for Prestwick Airport. There seems to be nothing known about him personally.

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Title - Kishmul Castle, Barra - Scotland - It's Highlands and Islands - The Royal Route. (Incorrect spelling...