You are here

Stories, Reports and Traditions

Stories, Reports and Traditions

From this page you can browse and search the records in Hebridean Connections.

Title Description Images Id
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
Islivig Wedding (Murdo Macleod, Aird Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG Friday February 20,1920 ISLIVIG WEDDING - On Thursday 22nd ult, Mr Murdo Macleod, youngest son of Mr. Donald Macleod, 8 Aird Uig,... 19337
Another Soldier Falls (Malcolm Macleod, Aird Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG May 4, 1917 ANOTHER SOLDIER FALLS - Last Tuesday Mr Donald MacLeod, Aird, received the sad news of the death of his son, Pte.... 19329
Buth Thearlaich and Holy Alex One hundred and forty years ago, Charles Morrison came from Dornoch to Stornoway as a young man and opened a ship's chandler (Buth Thearlaich), which became a universally recognised institution, particularly among the... 44869
Desperate Condition of the People Times were hard in the 1800s In the township of Laxay, there are 27 crofters and 16 cottars and during my visit, 121 were laid up with measles. The cottars' houses are wretchedly poor and consist, as a rule, of one room... Yes 36213
The Smiths of Keose and Cleascro Letter from Mrs Christina Thomson (nee Smith), Schoolhouse, Garrabost to William Matheson, dated 25 February 1950 My grandfather was Alexander Smith (Cleascro) married to Margaret Maclennan, Achmore. My great-... 8483
Reminiscences of Donald Macphail, Gravir by Donald Macphail, 19 Gravir. For a lot of people the early thirties produced unemployment, scarcity and want. We were fortunate that Lever Brothers, being an international company, managed to keep going ensuring that... 726
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
The Clearance of Vuia Mhor by Maggie Smith The beauty of the Island of Vuia Mhor (Bhuidha Mhòr) off the west coast of Uig is a tantalising speck in the imagination of families of exiles tracing their ancestors. The visible landscape is tumbledown... 8647
Another Lily Gathered by Rev. D. J. Macaskill, M.A., Uig, Lewis Katie Ann Macdonald, Geshader, Uig, Lewis, was not nine years of age when she was taken by the Good Shepherd to her everlasting rest. It was evident that she was taught by the... 10841
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
Religious Observance in Lewis By Murdo Macleod, Murchadh Dhomhnaill Chalum, 2 Kershader. Religion played a prominent part in my life as a boy and later as a young man. Perhaps I should explain what the religious observations of the time were,... Yes 45972
Sub-Postmistress honoured by Post Office Counters Article taken from the Glasgow Herald, 1 March 1997 concerning Alexanderina Macleod, 3 Keose Glebe. An elderly Lewis sub-postmistress who tried to fight a fire on her premises with buckets of water was honoured... 10623
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
The Guga Hunt The guga hunt has been a tradition in Ness, North Lewis, since the 15th century. The rocky island of Sula Sgeir, 40 miles out from Ness, is home to some 10,000 breeding pairs of gannets. The young gannets, known locally... Yes 57372
Nurse Annie Maclean Nurse Annie Maclean of Uig (Uig News). "She entered into homes of sickness and sorrow as an angel of mercy, whose very presence brought hope and comfort with it. She was strong and firm, gentle and kind, and bright and... 65062
The Maclean Coopers, Enaclete Croft No 1 Enaclete The Coopers (Cubairean) of Enaclete were Macleans and there was a family of them on the north end of the village at No 1 Enaclete. They left there and went out to An Luib (the bend) as it was known... 36504
Deposition of John Buchanan (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1850 John Buchanan's testimony at the second hearing of the Lewis/Harris Boundary dispute. At Stornoway, the 16th day of August 1850. Compeared John Buchanan, a witness for the defender, who being sworn, depones, That he is... 66596
Throwing off the divot At the time when the boundary between Lewis and Harris was in dispute 'throwing off the divot' was a ritual performed, normally by the forester or sub-forester, as a warning to the occupant of the sheiling to leave and... 66636
Macleod Memorial in Nottingham The following appeared in an edition of Tional, the Comunn Eachdriadh na Pairc publication. A chance encounter with a newly erected gravestone in a Nottingham cemetery aroused the curiosity of Mrs. Mary Ann Chambers (... Yes 725
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
Deposition of Duncan Macinnes (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1805 Duncan Macinnes' testimony at the first hearing of the Lewis/Harris boundary dispute Witness 14 Sept.24 1805 Duncan McInnes, tenant at Kirkibost of Lewis depones, That he is eighty years of age and that he is a married... 66547
The Day of the Whale Translated from the Gaelic, from Sanais, 1988 The time would have been in the 1880s. There was a whale floating, down by the coast between Breanish and Islivig. It looked as if it was lost from a whaling ship. It was... 65064
New Keose Factory Opened Extract from Stornoway Gazette, 24 April 1965 Job Opportunities at Keose: New Keose Factory Opened Seaweed cutters have been busy over the past week in Bernera and Loch Erisort in preparation of the opening of the new... Yes 40709
Both Cnoc Dubh I A report written by James Crawford, Garynahine who restored the 'both' at Ceann Thulabhig in the first few years of 2000: 'Both Cnoc Dubh' had existed for centuries right up until the second half of the twentieth... Yes 46014
Both Cnoc Dubh II A report written by James Crawford, Garynahine who restored the 'both' at Ceann Thulabhig in the first few years of 2000: The Hebridean Both or Beehive (a descriptive term given in 1857 by Captain Thomas in his paper 'A... Yes 46015
Both Cnoc Dubh III A report written by James Crawford, Garynahine who restored the 'both' at Ceann Thulabhig in the first few years of 2000: St Martin of Tours is accredited with introducing the corbelled structure into the British Isles... Yes 46016
Murdo Macleod killed in action Stornoway Gazette, Local and District News, Uig February 28, 1919: GESHADER - KILLED IN ACTION A wave of sorrow passed over Geshader some time ago when It became known that Pte. Murdo MacLeod, Seaforths, eldest son of... 60500
Smallpox in Croir In the eighteen-sixties a widower and his three children moved from Sutherland to Croir in Bernera - his paternal home. He, Angus Macleod, and his children, John, Joanna and George, moved in with their grandfather. In... Yes 41187

Pages