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Buckingham Palace Investiture Keose woman receives MBE Mrs Ann Urquhart [nee Smith] of 1 Anderson Road, Stornoway, is shown after the Buckingham Palace Investiture, where she received the MBE from Her Majesty the Queen. Mrs Urquhart, an ex-Provost... Yes 10624
Radio Interview with Ann Smith, Seaview, Keose Ann Urquhart (nee Smith) of Seaview, Keose Glebe, talking in her home in Stornoway to Morris Lindsay.   <Morris Lindsay> Where were you born? <Ann> I was born in the village of Keose, 12 miles from Stornoway... Yes 10631
The Earshader Bard The Earshader Bard John Smith, the Earshader Bard was born in 1848. He is known locally as Shonnie Phadruig. He was illegitimate, his father being Peter Smith a son of the tacksman of West Earshader - Farquar Smith. His... Yes 10902
Cunntas air Teampall na Trianaid, Cairinis Toiseach na h-eachdraidh. Is i Teampall na Trianaid ann an Càirinis, coisrigte dhan Trianaid Naomh, an t-ionad eaglaiseil as cudromaiche an Uibhist a Tuath.  Chan eil fios le cinnt cuin a chaidh a togail. A rèir cunntas... Yes 109135
An Account of Teampall na Trianaid The following is taken from a leaflet published by Teampall na Trianaid Conservation Association. A Gaelic version of the text is available here. ORIGINS Teampall na Trianaid at Carinish, dedicated to the Holy Trinity,... Yes 109136
Caileach an Deacoin, a Comedian From Gravir Murdo Matheson from Gravir, South Lochs was well-known throughout Lewis as the entertainer Cailleach an Deacoin. The name Murdo Matheson doesn't instantly conjure up any particular images in the mind, but mention the... Yes 11029
Images before conservation of Teampall na Trianaid A selection of images of Teampall na Trianaid taken in July 2009 before the start of conservation work. Yes 110409
Images before conservation of the MacVicar Chapel A selection of images of Teampall Clann a' Phiocair taken in July 2009 before the start of conservation work. Yes 110412
Images during conservation of Teampall na Trianaid This selection of photographs was taken between June and October 2011, during conservation of the temple.  Yes 110444
Images following conservation of Teampall na Trianaid A selection of images taken once conservation was complete. Yes 110468
The Building of the Loch Risay Lobster Pond Although there are many lobster ponds throughout Lewis and Harris, this example is unique both for its size and length of use. We do not know who first built a pond or where the idea came from but this must be one of... Yes 11598
Angus Gillies' Footprint The Bernera Gillies originally came from Strond in Harris. There were three brothers who left Harris, for what reason is not known. One came to Bernera, one went to Uig, and the third to Siadar in Ness. The earliest... Yes 11647
Thou Shalt Eat Bread An article by Kenneth John Smith, 1 Earshader from the "Eilean an Fhraoich" annual. WHEN Adam and Eve fell from the state in which they were created they were given the command: Thou shalt eat bread'. There is no doubt... Yes 1177
George Clark - the Bernera years : shoes, boats and lobsters The following article is by Dr John A Macrae, the son of Dr Malcolm M Macrae who was a friend of George Clark. John Macrae and his family had met George whilst holidaying in Kirkibost in the early 1950s, and also... Yes 120719
Distressing Accident in the North Minch Gravir men lost at sea On Thursday 16th January at about 3 o'clock pm a small fishing boat with lug-sail left Stornoway quay for Graver [Gravir], in the Parish of Lochs, with four married men, two lads, and six bolls of... Yes 12543
The Man of Park Angus Macleod, Calbost and Marybank, on the people of his native district and the nature of crofting. For generations the man of Park, like his counterparts in the rest of the Highlands and Islands, was a man without... Yes 16836
The Runrig System of Land Tenure by Angus "Ease" Macleod, Calbost; from the Angus Macleod Archive, Kershader. The system of land tenure under which Calbost and the whole of Lewis functioned in earlier times was the old clan system known as run-rig. The... Yes 16868
Calbost Place Names by Angus "Ease" Macleod, Calbost. Place names are, in the main, a record of the distant past; very often they speak of a history that is lost to the present generation. It is therefore very important that local... Yes 16872
Calbost and Marvig Fishing Boats The following is an incomplete list of the fishing boats of Calbost. It is incomplete because some fo the earlier records were lost and some of the existing records were classified as confidential on account of details... Yes 17049
Calum Sgaire, a Bernera love story "Ged as math a bhith seoladh'S olc a tha e gam chordadh'S mor gum b fhearr leum bhith am BostadhCuir an eorna as na raoin" The words have been sung so many times, but I wonder if we ever think of the man who wrote them... Yes 18112
Flannan Isle (WW Gibson) FLANNAN ISLEby Wilfrid Wilson Gibson Though three men dwell on Flannan Isle To keep the lamp alight, As we steer'd under the lee, we caught No glimmer through the night! A passing ship at dawn had brought The news; and... Yes 18593
Seaforth Killed - Malcolm Mackenzie, Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG May 4. 1917 SEAFORTH KILLED - Official intimation has been received that Pte. Malcolm MacKenzie, formerly of Aird and latterly... Yes 19305
Gealachos The story of the abduction of a beautiful young girl by marauding sea borne warriors is a common one in many cultures. This is the version that was traditional in Bernera. Gealachos (fair of foot) was the daughter of a... Yes 19833
Destruction of a Shooting Lodge by fire Eishken Lodge destroyed by fire A special messenger arrived in Stornoway on Saturday afternoon bringing information of the total destruction by fire of Eishken Lodge in the Parish of Lochs. Eishken Lodge is a building... Yes 21671
Whale hunt at Balallan Unexpected catch in Loch Erisort At Balallan in December there was an exciting whale hunt. A shoal of bottle-nose whales appeared at Habost and a crew of fishermen led by John Macrae of Habost pursued them as far as the... Yes 21672
Alimentary Action against Rev D MacCallum, Lochs Dispute between Rev and Mrs MacCallum In the Court of Session on Tuesday, Lord Stormonth Darling had before him the action for adherence and aliment raised by Mary Macaulay or MacCallum, 33 Keith Street, Stornoway... Yes 21896
The death of Dr P J Macleod, O.B.E. Written by Sir Andrew Davidson for the "Lancet", 1951. The hospital services of Scotland - and, indeed, Scottish medicine itself- has suffered a serious, if not irreparable loss in the passing of Dr P. J. Macleod,... Yes 24139
The Postal Service in Bernera We have become so accustomed to having our mail delivered daily and on time that if that "little red van" is as much as thirty minutes later than usual we grumble and moan. We should spare a thought for our grandparents... Yes 27900
Beer Making in Laxay Tale about the first brewery in Laxay It was reputed that at one time an enterprising shopkeeper from Laxay discovered a way of making beer. He bought hundredweight bags of hops from the mainland which were in hessian... Yes 29177
Dairy Classes in Balallan This article was written by Margaret A Macleod, Balallan and was published in the 2004 Dioghlum (Kinloch Historical Society). It is interesting to note that in The Highland News of 1900, an Archdeacon in an address on... Yes 29178

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