"Tyree, island and par., Inner Hebrides, Argyllshire - par. (comprising Tyree and Skerryvore), 18,942 ac., pop. 2733; island, 2 miles SW. of Coll and 28 miles SW. of Tobermory, pop. 2730; P.O., called Tiree; is 14 miles long and from ¾ mile to 6 miles broad, and rises to a maximum alt. of 400 ft. The soil is generally fertile, but the rearing of black cattle is the chief employment. Cattle, poultry, and eggs are largely exported."
Extract from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887