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Stories, Reports and Traditions

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Parents protest school closures From the Gravir School logbook, 8 February 1963: A meeting of parents of school children in the Pairc area re closing of schools at Gravir, Marvig [Planasker] and Cromore and transfer of pupils to Kershader was held in... 46019
Deposition of John Macleod (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1850 The testimony of John Macleod at the second hearing of the Lewis/Harris boundary dispute. At Stornoway, the 16th day of August 1850. Compeared John M'Leod, a witness for the defender, who being sworn, depones, That he... 66618
Deaths in Geshader Stornoway Gazette: West Uig News March 3 1921 ...On the following morning an old man in Geshader, Alexander Maciver (Alasdair Choinnich) quietly passed away. He had been up as usual the day previous but during the night... 60484
Dalbeg Grazing Dispute BETWEEN CARLOWAY AND SHAWBOST on the West Side of the Isle of Lewis, lie Dalmore and Dalbeg, less then a mile apart, with their green meadows and silver sands reaching down to the Atlantic. In the time of the Seaforths... 60004
From the Knockiandue School Logbook The Knockiandue School (Keose) Log (1892 to 1952) gives a lively picture of daily life at the school. On the evening of Friday, 2 December 1892, fire broke out in the classroom and the Daily Register and Summary... 39527
Nursing Committee Contributions (Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser, c1920. LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG NURSING COMMITTEE - In compliance with the Medical Service Board's demand that every district should contribute a certain... 19392
Appointment of a Nurse (Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG April 26, 1918 APPOINTMENT OF NURSE - At the Lewis District Committee meeting on Wednesday last a letter was read from the Medical... 19394
Death at Aird (Murdo Mackenzie, Aird Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG July 18. 1919 DEATH AT AIRD - On Saturday, 28th ult., the death took place of Mr. Murdo MacKenzie, youngest son of Mr. Alexander... 19318
Deposition of Angus Macleod (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1805 Angus Macleod's deposition at the first hearing of the Lewis/Harris Boundary dispute; Wit 23 Sept. 23, 1805 Angus M'Leod, tenant at Brenish, aged sixty years, a married man depones, That he was born in the parish of Uig... 66586
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
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
Nurse Macaskill of Gravir ISABELLA MACASKILL 32 Gravir- Nurse Isabella MacAskill, the third eldest child of nine of Donald (Domhnull Og Dhomhnuill a' Phiobair) and Peggy MacAskill (Peigi Ruadh MacLennan) was born at the "Buaile Ghlas", opposite... 719
Diphtheria epidemic in Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS Friday, December 29, 1939 EPIDEMIC - An epidemic of sore throats among school children in the Lochcroistean school district caused parents... 42649
Roads in Pairc: Meeting at Cromore Report of a meeting about roads in the Pairc district, held 15 January 1900. From the Stornoway Gazette, 27 January 1900. See also the letter to the Highland News in the same month. A large meeting of crofters, cottars... 43760
Need for Road at Cromore An anonymous letter to the Editor of the Highland News, 6 January 1900. See also the subsequent meeting. Sir, - For a number of years past we have been endeavouring to have a road constructed through the wild and... 49491
Tribute to the Rev Murdo M Macsween, Kinloch This tribute was written for the "Gazette" by the Rev Murdo Ewen Macdonald, St George's West Church, Edinburgh. Scalpay, Harris has produced leaders in every walk of life, out of all proportion to its size and Murdo... 36625
Deposition of Donald Macdonald (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1850 The testimony of Donald Macdonald, Crowlista, at the second hearing of the Lewis/Harris boundary dispute: At Stornoway, the 16th day of August 1850. Compeared Donald Macdonald, a witness for the defender, who, being... 66619
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
New Year gifts for Servicemen This article appeared in the Stornoway Gazette on 24 January, 1941 Last year, the ladies of the Kinloch Church of Scotland congregation decided to send New Year gifts to all the boys from the congregation on active... Yes 42046
Nursing Committee Resignation (Uig) Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG February 8, 1918 NURSING COMMITTEE - After the previous meeting a meeting of the Local Nursing Association was held to consider the... 19393
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
Winter Weather 1947/8 Memories of childhood winters in Garyvard, from Murdo Macleod. The winter/spring of 1947/48 stands out in my memory. We had the most prolonged period of frost that I ever remember. Day after day of beautiful, calm... 45976
The Unsung Hero of the Bernera Riots The following is an article that appeared in The Hebridean - from a story related by Donald Macaulay: Many of you will have heard of the Bernera Riots and the main characters involved, but an unsung hero of that... 54276
The People of Marvig Angus Macleod, Calbost and Marybank, rated the talent in Marvig highly: Of all the villages in Park, Marvig is outstanding as a village of music, song and humour. Coming readily to mind is Robert Finlayson 1865-1916, 2... Yes 44876
Opening of Seaweed Factory at Keose Extract from Stornoway Gazette, May 1 1965 NEW FACTORY A BOON TO LOCHS DISTRICT: COUNTY CONVENER PERFORMS OPENING CEREMONY The new seaweed factory at Keose will be a boon to Lewis and the parish of Lochs in particular... 35973
John Matheson Taken for Ransome From The Genealogies of the Mathesons by William Matheson; ...In 1704 he [John Matheson] was trepanned by a French privateer, taken to France and held to ransome. There is a letter dated at Kishorn, 2nd August, 1704 in... 66053
Diet in North Lochs (Dewar Report) The Dewar Commission took evidence of the state of healthcare, and other social matters, around the Highlands and Islands in 1912. Mrs Isabella Burns, wife of the schoolteacher in Fidigary School, Crossbost, gave... 61883
The Sergeant Mor of Pabbay From Donald Macdonald, Tales and Traditions of the Lews (1954): Pabbay was the rich fertile island of Dean Munro "wherein there was a sanctuary temple where Macloyd of the Lewis used to go when he wished to be quate or... Yes 38988
Visit to Patagonia II Margaret Smith, along with her siblings, Donna and Iain decided to visit Patagonia in 1994 in order to retrace their father' Malcolm Smith's footsteps and those of the many scores of Lewis and Harris people who had made... 46324
Visit to Patagonia III Margaret Smith, along with her siblings, Donna and Iain decided to visit Patagonia in 1994 in order to retrace their father' Malcolm Smith's footsteps and those of the many scores of Lewis and Harris people who had made... 46325

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