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The Scarp Boat An account of the sinking of the Scarp Boat at loch Cravadale, by DJ Macleod (1 Enaclete). In August 1931, Donald William MacInnes ( A' Bodach Ruadh) and John MacInnes (A' Beaganach) no relation, sailed an open boat... 51539
Marriage of Peter Maclean and Bella Macleod Stornoway Gazette: Local and District News, Uig May 16, 1919 On Thursday, 27th ult., Peter MacLean, Ungeshader, was married to Bella MacLeod, second daughter of Donald MacLeod, Geshader. John MacLeod, Ungishader, was... 60490
Marriage of Hector Maciver and Christina Maclean Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG Friday, January 2nd. 1920 MARRIAGES MACLEAN On 27th November at 19th Avenue West Vancover B.C, Rev. Dr. Mackinnon officiating.... 19324
Roads in Uig II: To paradise and back By Dave Roberts, Uig News. part I Sgail (John Macaulay of 8, Islibhig) drove his Commer bus to Stornoway, two or three days a week. He started the run in the early 1930s, taking over from Murdo Macaulay of 5, Islibhig.... 65066
Auxiliary Coastguard Service: Veterans of Aird Gallan Head, the supreme vantage point of the indented south western coast of Lewis,has been of strategic importance from as far back as human memory can recall.During the war years the Auxiliary Coastguard Service,... 28702
Wedding in Montana (Kenneth Maclean, Aird Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG August 15, 1919 WEDDING IN MONTANA - A very pretty wedding was that of Mr. Kenneth MacLean, formerly of 5 Aird Uig, to Miss Annie... 19328
Crofting in Geshader II: the crofting year Interview with Finlay Maciver, Geshader & Carishader, November 2004. Continued from part one. The Crofting Year in Geshader The first task of the crofting year in Geshader was taomadh - this was turning the earth in... 38010
Uig men home on leave Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette, Local and District News, Uig September 13, 1918 AT HOME - At home this week - Hugh MacKay, R.A.M.C., 30 Valtos; Alexander MacLennan, Raimer, Ross Mountain Battery (all the way from... 60498
War Weddings: Macivers in Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG January 19, 1917 WAR WEDDINGS - On New Year's week a number of our brave soldier and sailor lads were home on leave. Amongst them... 19388
Marriage of Donald Macdonald and Peggy Maciver Stornoway Gazette, Uig District News Friday 9th April, 1920 GESHADER - WEDDING BELLS On Thursday, 25th March, Mr. Donald Macdonald, eldest son of Mr. Donald Macdonald, shoemaker, 11 Geshader, was joined in wedlock to... 60511
Marriage of Kenneth Maciver and Chirsty Macdonald Stornoway Gazette, Local and District News, Uig January 12 1922: Marriages MACIVER MACDONALD At 10 New Street, Stornoway, by the Rev. Mr. Morrison, U.F. High Church, Kenneth Maciver, son of Mr. Murdo Maciver, 1 Geshader... 60499
Marriage of Angus Macdonald and Mary Gillies Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette, Local and District News, Uig Friday, April 25, 1943 The marriage took place on April 8th in the Church of Scotland Mission House of Angus MacDonald, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald... 60495
Kelp Manufacture in Harris For the Statistical Account of the Parish of Harris (1791-1799), the Rev John Macleod gave a view of the kelp-making activity of the island: Kelp is the staple and, excepting the few cows sold to the drovers, the only... 58362
Life and Times of the Ledidh Reminiscences by John Murdo Morrison, the Ledidh, Gravir. See also the original Gaelic transcription, parts one and two. My father was known as Domhnull Moil. He was a shopkeeper. He built a shop Buth Domhnull Moil by... Yes 720
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
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
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
Lachlan Munro's evidence to Napier Commission 1883 In his evidence to the Napier Commission at Obbe in 1883, Lachlan Munro provided an overview of life in Ruisgarry at that time. The crofters had 'plenty of sea-ware. The wind drives it towards us.' and were not... 76357
Drowning at Opisay, Sound of Harris 25th October 1906 On Thursday 25th October 1906, several women from Berneray travelled by boat to Lochmaddy for a business meeting with the Highland Home Industries Association. The weather was increasingly stormy, so the women decided... 72289
Sad News (Donald Maciver, Aird Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG October 18, 1918 SAD NEWS - On Monday last, Mr. Norman Maciver, 9 Aird, received the sad news that his son Donald was lost at sea on... 19353
The 1914 Star (Duncan Maciver, Aird Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG September 19, 1919 THE 1914 STAR - This lustrous military Star is now making its appearance amongst us. A recent recipient of one is... 19386
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
Sad death of Christy Macdonald Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser Friday, October 6, 1939 SCHOOL CHILD'S DEATH - It is with deep regret we announce the death of Christy MacDonald, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MacDonald,... 41441
Roads in Uig I: The delights of the big city by Dave Roberts, Uig News. Roads are such an important part of our lives nowadays, it is difficult to imagine a time when a sea journey was easier than one on land. It is also a big surprise to hear that fifty years ago... 65065
Uig men on home leave, WW2 Stornoway Gazette, Local and District News, West Uig Friday, August 14 1942 ON LEAVE - We are pleased to welcome home on a short period of leave - Malcolm John Smith, R.N.R., 2 Ungishader. Since his last leave a year... 60504
Red Cross Work in Uig Stornoway Gazette: Local and District News, Uig June 7, 1918: LOCHCROISTEAN LASSIES DOING THEIR BIT One day last week, Mrs. MacLeod, Lochcroistean, suggested to the girls in the sewing class that it was time they were... 60488
Kenneth Macleod, Soldier in Egypt By Angus Macleod, Calbost and Marybank; an account of his ancestor Kenneth Macleod's career with the Seaforth Highlanders. In the summer of 1804 the hated army recruiting agents of the Lewis Seaforth Landlord were once... 60651
Kelping in Calbost The Calbost Tacksman Robert Weir was very active in both kelping and fishing and when the village was first lotted about 1818 it was the seven kelp workers that were already in the village and working the land under the... 16869
Testimony of Catherine Macinnes Testimony from Donald Macarthur, head-teacher at Lochcroistean School, on the resignation of Catherine Macinnes (Catriona Thormoid Aonghais Thormoid, 1 Breaclete/6 Hacklete) from her post as Side School Teacher (... 39317

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