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Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath (CEUT)
North Uist Historical Society
Founded in 1987, Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath (North Uist Historical Society, CEUT) has built up an extensive archive of artefacts, photographs and sound recordings, supplemented by meticulously researched family trees and croft histories. The collections held by CEUT comprise over 1000 artefacts that represent the heritage and culture of communities in North Uist. CEUT also owns and part-operates the historic Grimsay-built boat, Morning Star.
The society supports a wide range of heritage activities and events at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in Lochmaddy through imaginative interpretation of local culture and history. Taigh Chearsabhagh, which has a café, is open daily during the summer season. Winter opening hours are available on its website.
CEUT encourages active involvement by people of all ages. The junior comann eachdraidh’s 40 members are fully involved in the planning of each exhibition. Reminiscence ceilidhs are held regularly for older members of the community. The Fred MacAulay lecture is held annually in memory of a local pioneer of Gaelic broadcasting.