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Stories, Reports and Traditions

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A Dol Chun an Iasgaich Seo mar a dh'innis Cairistiona Dhòmhnallach, 25 Crabhlastadh mar a bhiodh i a dol chun an iasgaich na h-oige. English version Nuair a bhiodh sinn a dol a dh'fhalbh chun a Sgadain airson a' chiad uair dh'fheumadh sinn an... 51548
A Family History from Gravir by Christina Chisholm My parents - Malcolm Chisholm and Johan MacPhail - were both born and brought up in Gravir at numbers 29 and 19 respectively. They didn't meet until they were both working in Edinburgh, as my... 354
A Grandmother's Tale: life in Gravir (I) Growing up in Gravir, by Margaret Ann Macaskill. My name is Margaret Ann MacAskill (Carswell). I was born August 26th, 1901 in a village named Gravir, on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. My father's name was Allan MacAskill... 714
A Grandmother's Tale: life in Gravir (II) Growing up in Gravir, by Margaret Ann Macaskill previous section As I mentioned before, most of the boys learned to swim but the girls never went near the water. Even though we lived so close to the shore, I don't... 40801
A Great Day Out in Cromore An account of a Comann Eachdraidh na Pairc outing to Cromore. On Saturday 28 July, 2001, members and friends from near and far met to enjoy a very good day out in the village of Cromore. The weather was dull with light... 49620
A Herring Girl from Crowlista Christina MacDonald, 25 Crowlista, Uig , Isle of Lewis relates her memories of packing the barrels at the herring industry. Gaelic version When you went to the herring for the first time, you had to be signed on with a... 51538
A Minister elected for the Western Isles Rev Donald MacCallum, translated to the Established Church in Keose A correspondent writes: - On Wednesday 24th ult., the Rev Donald MacCallum ot Tiree, late of Waternish, the "High Priest of Crofterdom," was... Yes 9284
A Month from the School Log, Gravir 1939 A Month from the Headmaster's Log, Gravir School 21/08/'39 Re-opened today after the Summer Vacation. The attendance was quite satisfactory. The following pupils have left during the Summer Vacation: Donald John... 721
A Murder in Kershader By Murdo Macleod, Murchadh Dhomhnaill Chalum, 2 Kershader. Tales of the old days and ways, unless they related to events of local significance, found few listeners and of those, many were in circulation and some of them... 45974
A Pretty Wedding (John Macleod and Annie Macritchie, Aird Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG Friday 6th February, 1920 A PRETTY WEDDING - On Thursday, the 15th ulto, the marriage took place in the Crowlista School, of Mr.... 19330
A Princess of Thule A Princess of Thule was written by William Black in 1874. His inspiration supposedly came from his visits to the Macdonald family of Tigh a Chaolais and Thule House in Bernera. Isabella Macdonald was said to be the... 19304
A Sad and Sudden Death at Enaclete LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser February 24, 1921 DEATHSAt 2 Enaclete, Uig, Stornoway, on the 9th February, William Malcolm, youngest and beloved son of Alexander... 37645
A Stone on his Cairn: Murdo Macdonald On the life of Murdo Macdonald, Crola, by the Rev John Macdonald, Duns. In the history of the world, there was, and there is, a man who was marked out, notable, and well-known in his own village or district, but of... 39020
A Typical Hebridean Wedding Account of a typical Hebridean wedding in the 1930s Ma tha thu airson do mholadh, baisaich; ma tha thu airson do chainneadh, pos! (If you want to be praised, die; if you want to be criticised, marry!) A typical old... Yes 38063
A Visit to St Colm's Isle An account of a visit to St Colm's Isle in 1876, by J Sands, from his book Out of the World; or, Life in St. Kilda:   On the 12th (June) I made a trip on board the Vigilant to Loch Erisort, a few miles to the south of... Yes 47169
A letter home from Canada A letter to home from Donald B Macrae, Habost, who had emigrated to Scotstown, Compton, Quebec in 1882 "Scottstown, November 20 1882. Mr John MacKenzie,Dear Brother-in-law,I received your kind and welcome letter some... 60012
A' Ledidh (I) Reminiscences of John Murdo Morrison, the Ledidh, Gravir. Se Dòmhnall Moil an t-ainm a bh'air m'athair, se ceannaiche a bh'ann. Dh'fhosgail e bùth shìos ri taobh a' chladaich faisg air an t-seann taigh-sgoile ann an... 52695
A' Ledidh (II) Reminiscences of John Murdo Morrison, the Ledidh, Gravir. See also the English translation. part one Bha còig muileann clò ann a Steòrnabhagh far am bithinn a h-uile latha a' faighinn snàth airson a thoirt a-null chun... 52696
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
Alleged Assault by a Lewis Schoolmaster Court case involving William Bruce, Knockiandue School In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Weir MP for Ross-shire, asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he will cause inquiry to be made into a case of alleged... 38826
Amenities in Cromore Cromore was a large village of 27 crofts. The original roads and tracks through the village went up over the hill from a point adjacent to No 10 Cromore on the left hand side just past the small bridge, and then forked... 43758
An 18th Century Battle An 18th century tale from WC Mackenzie, retold by Kinloch Historical Society. In the mid 18th century when Mr Colin Mackenzie (Cailean Dearg - Red Colin) was Factor of Lewis, Kenneth Mackenzie (Coinneach Ban - Fair... 38134
An Account of Neil Macleod's Stand, by AA Macgregor The Pirate's Last Stand, a story of the Isle of Berisay From Behold the Hebrides, by Alasdair Alpin Macgregor (1925) NOW I would like to tell you just a little more about our old friend, Neil MacLeod, who, as I have... 40711
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
An Appreciation of Murdo Macdonald An account of the life of Murdo Macdonald, Crola, held by Bernera Historical Society (source unknown). Although Murdo Macdonald was an Uigeach, born and bred, and of Uig parents, he was well known in Scarp and North... 39023
An Ceistear Mor na Loch An account of the life of An Ceistear Mor na Loch, from North Lochs Historical Society Murdo Macleod was born in Habost, Lochs in 1811. His parents John Macleod (Iain Ruadh Og) and Margaret (nighean Alasdair Thormoid)... Yes 47465
An Enaclete Wedding LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser May 16 ,1919 WEDDING On Tuesday, 25th ult., John Macleod, 3 Enaclete, was married at Lochcroistean School to Miss Kate Macdonald,... 37646
Angus Beag Macaulay, Brenish, and his wife A story about Angus Macaulay son of Domhnall Cam told by the Rev Macaulay; The war was running for many years and the killings continued between Clan Macleod, Clan Mackenzie and the Morrisons; after the Mackenzies... 66216
Angus Ferguson: Memories of a POW Camp Angus Ferguson, 30 Laxay, was held Prisoner of War in Germany from 1940-1945. He was a regular soldier at the outbreak of War and arrived in Stornoway on a Saturday night, coming home on leave. He was met on the pier by... 36153
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

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