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Eilean Chaluim Chille

An introduction to Eilean Chaluim Chille, a fertile tidal island near the mouth of Loch Erisort, and the location of one of the very earliest Christian sites in Lewis.

37 pages.

 

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£4.00

History of Calbost

This booklet was prepared by Comunn Eachdraidh na Pairc (The Pairc Historical Society) in conjunction with the local community’s visit to Calbost in July 2006. It is based on material collected by the late Angus Macleod MBE, now preserved in the Angus Macleod Archive, and from other sources. 

38 pages. 

 

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Calbost Genealogy

Based on information collected by Angus Macleod and Comunn Eachdraidh na Pairc, with extracts from the Angus Macleod Archive.

40pages.

 

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Dìoghlum

Shorter December editions of Kinloch Historical Society's magazine (from 2013).

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£1.50

Dìoghlum

Kinloch Historical Society's magazine, published each July.

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End of an Era

History of Education in Kinloch 1616 – 2012.

This is a collection of the history and memories of the schools in the Kinloch area over nearly 300 years. Also included is some social history presented in the form of a log book, which hopefully will take you on a memorable journey from the early years of education to the end of an era of teaching in Kinloch.

143 pages.

 

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£8.00

Sgìre a’ Bhradain

Sgìre a’ Bhradain  is a fine collection of Gàidhlig bàrdachd and English poems composed by Kinloch residents past and present originating from the villages of Arivruaich, Balallan, Keose, Keose Glebe, Laxay and surrounding districts. This unique harvest of some very individual and personal insights embraces the diverse language and culture of an island crofting community. Some of the earliest compositions were written over a hundred years ago and reveal familiar emotions which run through the generations. 

£8.00

Recipes From 1908

This fascinating book originated from the hand written notes of Ms Annie Mackinnon, Halfway House, 67 Balallan. Cookery hints and recipes are copies of all the notes used by Miss Annie Mackinnon when she was teaching the art of cooking, and keeping house, and in particular if the girls were to work in a big house  as either housemaids or cooks. The notes are dated from 1908, a copy of some of the recipes are included, in original handwriting.
108 pages.

 

£5.00

Gleanings

Author: Angus Smith and other members of Comunn Eachdraidh Cheann a' Loch (Kinloch Historical Society)

Gleanings incorporates the results of detailed research into family histories, agriculture, industries, schools, churches, military service and traditions in the Kinloch area, which includes the villages of Keose and Keose Glebe, Laxay, Arivruach, Balallan and Sheildinish, together with other smaller settlements in the area. 

£5.00

Roderick Ross MacFarlane and the Eskimo Curlew

Submitted by web-admin-lisa on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 15:46

The Eskimo curlew is one of those birds that, like the ivory-billed woodpecker, is famous for the wrong reasons: it is extinct, and not only that but it disappeared off the face of the earth within living memory. As part of a last-gasp attempt to find the last individuals of this vanishing species, the Canadian Wildlife Service during the first half of the 1980s mounted helicopter-based searches for its nesting grounds, close to the Arctic Ocean. Remarkably, the best information they had to guide them was more than a century old. But where is the Hebridean connection in all this? Read on to find out...   

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