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Visit to Patagonia IV 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... 46326
Visit to Patagonia V 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... 46327
Visit to Patagonia I 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... 46322
Unsung Hero of Balallan The following anecdote was related to Mary Evans, Balallan by Annie Macleod, 6 Balallan concerning her brother Iain (Am Babe): At the outbreak of the Second World War, Iain was employed in a brick works in Bonnybridge,... 36128
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
Uig men home on leave Stornoway Gazette; Uig District News July 6, 1917 TORPEDOED - Kenneth Buchanan, R.N.R., Crowlista, whose boat was torpedoed recently, is at home this week. Gunner John MacLeod, R.K.K., 10 Geshader, who had his ship... 60510
Death of Hector Matheson Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG August 24, 1917 FINE CAREER CUT SHORT - For some time past grave anxiety was felt for the safety of Sergt.-Instructor Hector... Yes 64690
Sergeant Hector Matheson - 1st Gordon Highlanders An article from Uig that appeared in The Hebridean newspaper; by Maggie Smith. Hector Matheson was one of several young men from the village of Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis who went to serve in the First World War. Hector... Yes 49082
Personal Glimpses of Gravir II: The New House An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous II The New House My father was, like his crofting contemporaries, willing to try his hand at any work connected with the home and the crofting life. He... 41060
Personal Glimpses of Gravir III: The Peat Fire Flame An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous III The Peat Fire Flame I was about a year old when the family - my parents, Finlay and I - moved into the new house. Although I can't remember the... 41061
Personal Glimpses of Gravir IV: Traditional Skills An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous IV Crofting and Fishing Skills Successful crofters need a wide range of skills. A crofter fisherman - and most heads of families in Gravir who were in... Yes 41062
Personal Glimpses of Gravir V: Plain Food An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous V Plain Food The food preparation methods used in the barn were carried on in the new house. Cooking utensils consisted of: cast-iron, three legged... 41063
Personal Glimpses of Gravir VI: Gaelic Seasons & Celebrations An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous VI The Gaelic Seasons What is the Gaelic for it?At this time when educational theory and practice in Scotland recognise the need to educate children... 41064
Personal Glimpses of Gravir VII: Church An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous VII Church World War One brought changes to South Lochs, but these were insufficient to affect greatly the traditional customs and usages of what was... Yes 41065
Personal Glimpses of Gravir VIII: School An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous VIII School Like the church, the school was built shortly after the passing of the 1872 Education Act. Twelve schools were built in the district of... Yes 41066
Personal Glimpses of Gravir IX: Entertainments An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous IX Entertainments Formal physical education did not have a place in the curriculum of Gravir School in 1926. But we found methods of expending excess... Yes 41067
Personal Glimpses of Gravir X: Amenities An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous X Amenities The Well There was no piped running water at No 8 Gravir in 1926. We carried it home in galvanised zinc buckets from the well. The well was... 41068
The devotional spirit of Kitty Smith In his book Revivals in the Highlands and Islands, Rev A Macrae tells of the young Catherine or Kitty Smith, who possessed a "devotional spirit from earliest infancy." She was in the habit of prayer from a very young... 64768
The Origins of the Whalebone Arch, Bragar On a calm summer evening in September, 1920 a few village boys out fishing spotted a large, shiny mass far out to sea, thought it was an upturned ship and continued with their fishing. By the next morning the "ship" had... 60006
Cultivation of Crops Busy days on the croft Oats, barley and later potatoes were the main crops at first in Kinloch. The chief implements used were the crooked spade cas-chrom, the ordinary spade and the horse-drawn plough. Most of the... Yes 39566
Religious Revival in Garyvard In March of 1938 a revival started in Garyvard initially focused round one house, Tigh Alasdair Ruaraidh at number 1 Garyvard, down by the shore close to where the jetty is today. As news spread people came from all... Yes 45977
Deposition of John Roy Buchanan (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1805 John Roy Buchanan's testimony at the first hearing of the Lewis/Harris Boundary dispute. Wit.17. Sept. 23, 1805 John Roy Buchanan, tenant in Kirkibost, aged 70 years, a married man depones, That he has resided in... 66601
Lemreway in 1958 A Geographical Study by Dr J.B.Caird and Members of the Geographical Field Group - 1958Beth Blowers, Brenda G. Turner and John E. Wearmouth. Lemreway, the southernmost township of Pairc, comprises of 290 acres arable... Yes 43763
Letter from Sir James Matheson A letter from Sir James Matheson, Proprietor of the Lews, to AC Buchanan, Emigration Department, Quebec. See also the conditions of emigration. Stornoway, Island of Lewis, October 10, 1851. Dear Sir, My friend, Mr JE... 49142
Donald Smith Cromore: At Work (part two) A brief history of the life of Donald Smith, 15 Cromore. His father was Finlay, son of 'Big John Muldonaich', and his mother was Ishbel, daughter of Roderick. previous Gaelic version When the War started in 1939,... 44216
Donald Smith Cromore: At Work (part one) A brief history of the life of Donald Smith, 15 Cromore. His father was Finlay, son of 'Big John Muldonaich', and his mother was Ishbel, daughter of Roderick. Gaelic version I was born in Cromore in 1907 where I went to... 44215
Domhnall Mac a Ghobhainn: Aig an Obair I Seo beagan eachdraidh mu bheatha Dhomhnaill Mhic a Ghobhainn, 15 Cromor. B'e athair, Fionnlagh Sheonaidh Mhòir Mhuldonaich agus a mhathair, Iseabail Ruaraidh. English version Rugadh mi ann an Cromor ann an 1907 far an... 44217
Domhnall Mac a Ghobhainn: Aig an Obair II Seo beagan eachdraidh mu bheatha Dhomhnaill Mhic a Ghobhainn, 15 Cromor. B'e athair, Fionnlagh Sheonaidh Mhòir Mhuldonaich agus a mhathair, Iseabail Ruaraidh. previous English version Nuair a thòisich an Cogadh ann an... 44218
Deposition of Donald Macaulay (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1805 The following is the testimony of Donald Macaulay at the first hearing of the Lewis/Harris boundary dispute; Wit 1 Sept.17. 1805 Compeared Donald M'Aulay, at Bunavonedder, in the forrest of Harris, a married man, aged... 66588
The Death of Donald of Luachair (English) An account of Donald of Luachair; there may be some confusion between generations. Dugald Macaulay the tacksman at Brenish had a large family. The three eldest went to University and their mother went to visit them.... 39024

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