Spoon from the 'Sheila'.; Mappin & Webb; Pre-1927; 2011.1


Applecross Heritage Centre


Spoon from the 'Sheila'.

About this object

Silver-plated dessert spoon salvaged from the wreck of the Passenger Steamer 'Sheila', wrecked at Cuaig Bay, Applecross, 1st January 1927. The donor, Dr Alexander K. Gillies, is believed to be the last surviving person to have sailed on the 'Sheila' (he travelled on her as an infant).


Mappin & Webb

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Medium and Materials

Silver-plated steel

Inscription and Marks

"Mappin & Webb" stamped on reverse of spoon's stem; nearer the head of the stem is the image of a 'Y' in a shield. On the front, at the head of the stem, in copper-plate inscribed lettering, are the intertwined initials D Mc B (David MacBrayne - the name of the ferry operating firm's founder). The company was still known as David MacBrayne Ltd at the time the 'Sheila' ran aground.


21 cm long x 4.6 cm wide (at widest point of the bowl)


Objects from the Sheila

Credit Line

Donated to Applecross Historical Society by Dr Alexander K. Gillies, Culduie and Inverness.

Applecross Historical Society thanks LEADER, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Applecross Trust, Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for funding our digitisation project.

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