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Stories, Reports and Traditions

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The Death of Donald of Luachair (Gaelic) Bha teaghlach mhòr aige Dugall Macamhlaigh air tac Bhreanais. Chaidh a' chiad triuir aca dhan an Oilthigh agus chaidh a màthair a mach a shealltainn orra. Chan fhaigheadh iad air falbh is tighinn ás na bailtean mòra mar... 39025
Reflections at the Old Churchyard of Colmcille In 1935, William Macphail (Uilleam Neil 'ic Phail), of 19 Gravir, visited St.Colm's Isle, in Loch Erisort. He composed the following poem. We are indebted to his daughter, Ishbel Macphail of Stornoway for permission to... 47151
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
The Missing Shoes A "reiteach" was a great celebration, and especially so in a remote village like Luachair, where socialising with the outside world consisted of a visit from the postman a couple of times a week. It was 1914 and Marion... Yes 38914
The Pictures: a Poem for Comunn Eachdraidh Uig This poem was written when Comann Eachdraidh Uig was set up. There is an account of the kinds of pictures gathered and the memories those pictures stirred in people. Na Dealbhan A faca sibh na dealbhan chaidh a lorg... 8727
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
Letter of thanks from a shipwrecked crew Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS UIG Friday, September 27, 1940 A LETTER OF THANKS - Mr. MacDonald, missionary, Breanish, has received a letter from a shipping company in... 38989
The Dominie's Dilemma The following story was written by William Macphail "Clach Oich", 19 Gravir. Fionn is the nick name of William's cousin, John Roderick Macphail; the dominie was Peter Macdonald of Stirling, who suffered at Gravir School... Yes 45996
Teachers at Gravir School A list of teachers at Gravir School, from its opening in 1880 to its closing in 1973. A T Cuthbert, Portree, Skye, commenced duties in June 1880. Mr Cuthbert was dismissed for register irregularities in April 1881. Mr... Yes 44874
Gravir School Inspection Report From Gravir School log, 1951 (Mr Kennedy was headmaster): "Report on Gravir Primary School, Lewis, by H.M.I.S., visited on 8th October, 1951." Session 1951-52 This two-teacher school, which had a roll of 38 at the date... Yes 46021
People of Luachair and Crola Kinresort is the area on the border between the Isle of Lewis and Harris and the head of Loch Resort. On the Lewis side is the hamlet of Croleatha in Uig and the hamlet of Luachair lies across the river in North Harris... Yes 51542
Death of Alexander Montgomery, Lochs Fatality at Sea in 1756 Alexander Montgomery, parishoner of Lochs in Lews Island a sailor was washed from on board a vessel belonging to the west Isles, which vessel was stranded opposite the town of Northmille on... 8481
Personal Glimpses of Gravir XI: Tonsils and Adenoids An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. previous XI Tonsils and Adenoids I made good progress in school and was invariably awarded first prize at the annual prize-giving ceremony. The book prize was... 41069
From Patagonia to Crobeg From Tional (June 1993), an account of Lewismen in Patagonia and connections to St Colm's Isle and Charley Barley. WHEN Charles Menendez MacLeod (Charlie Barley) bought the Crobeg Farm, including Eilean Chalum Cille, in... 47170
Calum Beag (I): Beginnings Reminiscences by Calum Beag, Malcolm Nicolson, of Lemreway and Glasgow. I We never used to get out of the house on Sundays.... I was born on Monday, the 30th of March, 1920, on croft number 27 in Lemreway, Pairc, on the... Yes 41099
Arctic Weather in Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG February 1, 1918 ARTIC WEATHER - Writing on the 21st our correspondent says. In common with other parts of Lewis, West Uig has... 19395
Buckingham Palace Investiture Keose woman receives MBE Mrs Ann Urquhart [nee Smith] of 1 Anderson Road, Stornoway, is shown after the Buckingham Palace Investiture, where she received the MBE from Her Majesty the Queen. Mrs Urquhart, an ex-Provost... Yes 10624
Roads and Tracks in Pairc The Garyvard-Balallan road was commenced under contract by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland in 1919 and completed in 1924. The Calbost-Gravir road was constructed in 1934-36, and those to Orinsay and Caverstay in... 54149
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
Secretary of State visits Keose Extract from The Scotsman, 4 August 1933 Sir Godfrey Collins meet Stornoway Council Sir Godfrey Collins, Secretary of State for Scotland, left Stornoway yesterday afternoon on board the Fishery cruiser Minna. During the... 12546
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
Mills in Laxay This article was published in the December 2004 issue of Dusgadh (North Lochs Heritage Society). Years ago, the people of Laxay did not have a lot of money or land. They grew barley which had to be blended down or... Yes 39362
Balallan Man's Bravery in Battle Extract from the memoirs of Donald Kennedy, 9 Balallan Donald Kennedy, or Doilidh as he preferred to be known, was born in the village of Balallan in 1918. Little did his mother and father, Ishbel and Duncan, know that... 38117
Gravir School Inspection Report From Gravir School log, 1949 (Mr Kennedy was headmaster): "Report on Gravir Primary School, Lewis, by H.M.I.S., visited on 31st May, 1949." Session 1948-49 The painting of the school two years ago has greatly improved... Yes 46022
The Stormy Days Extract from Stornoway Gazette, 14 Feb 1930 The latter half of January and the early part of February has been, since time immemorial, known to us as 'Na Faoilteach' (the stormy days). There does not appear to be... 36214
Mr Paterson's retirement party A Headmaster retires from Knockiandue School; from the Stornoway Gazette, 1926 On Friday evening, the 3rd inst, a lage number of ladies and gentlemen, old pupils, and others, met in Knockiandue Public School for the... 39354
Presentation to Miss Macleod, Planasker School From the Stornoway Gazette, Friday 16 January 1953: On the 30th. December, 1952 a presentation was made to Mona C. MacLeod of Urgha, Harris a member of the Planasker School staff from 1947 till the Christmas holiday. Mr... Yes 44875
St Colm's Isle, Cromore and Crobeg An account of the island, its namesake and the neighbouring villages by Angus "Ease" Macleod, Calbost and Marybank; from Tional, June 1993 St Columba was at the head of a very successful missionary effort that... Yes 47171
Sad Case of Drowning at Cromore Article from the Northern Chronicle, 4 May 1881 On Thursday night last, Alexander Maciver, fisherman, Cromore, Lochs, Lews, was drowned under very sad and peculiar circumstances. During the day he had taken a boatload... 54099
Distinguished Visitors Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG August 30, 1918 DISTINGUISHED VISITORS - On Wednesday of last week, Lord Leverhulme and party, amongst whom were Mr. Gulland, M.P.,... 19396

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