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Royal Naval Reserve (RNR, RNVR, RNRT) In the 18th and 19th centuries the men of Lewis were reluctant to join the Navy, which promised a hard and unpleasant life aboard, and they preferred the Army when pressed into service. However, when the Royal Naval... 21994
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is the local authority for the Western Isles. In 1975, the Council was created as Western Isles Council, 57 years after the creation of Na h-Eileanan an Iar for elections to the House of... 709
Royal Navy The earliest naval battle in British waters was in 719, the fleet being possibly founded by King Alfred the Great. King Canute maintained the fleet manned by mercenaries, but Edward the Confessor abolished it. The... 8817
Border Regiment The Border Regiment formed in 1881. In 1959 it amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) to become the King's Own Royal Border Regiment.  Note: This unit should not be mistaken with the King's Own... 8779
The Church of Scotland The Church of Scotland is the national church of Scotland. It is not a state church in the sense of being under the control of the state. The Church of Scotland traces its roots back to the beginnings of Christianity in... 8480
United Free Church of Scotland The Free Church and the United Presbyterian Church joined in 1900 to form the United Free Church, which itself merged (in its majority) with the Established Church in 1929 to form the Church of Scotland. A small... 41606
National Liberal Club, London The Club was founded in 1882. Although independent, it is closely associated with Liberal traditions and Liberals worldwide 13551
Auxiliary Territorial Service The Auxiliary Territorial Service was established in 1938. It was attached to the Territorial Army and the women received two thirds of a soldier's pay. They were cooks, clerks and storekeepers. After Dunkirk, numbers... 40836
Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion The 2nd Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders was raised by Lord Seaforth from his mainland and Lewis estates in 1804. It was known in Lewis as Saighdearan Mac a'Mhinisteir, the Soldiers of the Minister's Son, as... 60653
Royal Artillery The first standing force of British artillery formed in 1716. Between 1899 and 1924 the Royal Artillery was subdivided into several branches, one of which was the Royal Garrison Artillery. 20562
Royal Marines The Royal Marines were raised in 1664 as land soldiers prepared for sea service. They were once disbanded after the War of Austrian Succession, but 50 new companies were raised in 1755 and have been in service ever... 20306
Chelsea Pensioners In 1682 the Royal Hospital was founded by King Charles II as a retreat for veteran soldiers. By 1689, with building still ongoing, pensions were introduced for all soldiers injured in service or who had served for more... 38305
Soval Angling Association Soval Angling Association was established by Mr Owen J Humbert of Soval Estate in 1959. He little realised that it was to become the longest established recreational organisation in the Kinloch area with founder members... Yes 21808
Lochs Agricultural Society In 1950, the Lochs Agricultural Society was re-instituted mainly under the direction of the late John Buchanan, who was Headmaster at Balallan at the time. The first Show was held the following year at Valtos. The... Yes 39562
Merchant Navy The Merchant Navy comprises vessels privately owned for carrying passengers and cargo. In times of war the government drafted the ships for military purposes 23319
Royal Navy Patrol Service The Royal Navy Patrol Service or Harry Tate's Navy as it was popularly known was based at Lowestoft on the Suffolk Coast. It was composed of requisitioned vessels - trawlers, yachts, whalers, paddle steamers, etc. It... 10537
Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) The NAAFI (Navy, Army, Air Force Institute) provides catering, leisure and retail facilities for the armed services. 27269
Women's Land Army With growing numbers of men joining the British Armed Forces during the First World War, the country was desperately short of labour. The Government decided that more women would have to become more involved in... 10222
Royal Air Force (RAF) 14173
Ladies Highland Association The Edinburgh Free Church Ladies Association for the religious improvement of the remote Highlands & Islands was formed in 1850. The main object of the Association was to encourage candidates for the ministry and... 38505
Cameron Highlanders The 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Volunteers) was raised by Sir Allan Cameron of Erracht in 1793, becoming incorporated into the British Army in 1804. In 1806 the name was revised slightly to become the 79th Regiment... 9274
Glasgow Police Force The City of Glasgow Police Force was formed in 1800. Since 1975 it has been part of the Strathclyde Force - the largest force on Scotland covering an area from the Grampians to Ayrshire and including the Inner Hebrides... 41260
Gaelic Society of Inverness The Gaelic Society of Inverness was established in 1871 for the specific purpose of "cultivating the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands and generally furthering the interests of the Gaelic-speaking... 70548
Clan MacLeod Society, USA The Clan MacLeod Society, USA was founded in 1954 to establish a foundation for charitable, historical and educational pursuits for clan members living in the United States. More information on the society is available... 68084
Harris School Board The Harris School Board was established in 1873, existing until 1918 when responsibility for education on the island passed to the Harris School Management Committee.  15056
The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) The Black Watch, Am Freiceadan Dubh, was formed in 1739 from ten Independent Highland Companies in order to 'watch' the Highlands. Originally the 43rd Highland Regiment of Foot, it was renumbered the 42nd in 1748, ten... 48748
The Crofters Supply Agency From the late 1940s-early 1950s The Crofter's Supply Agency, acting for the Scottish Agricultural organisation Society, bought lobsters from the fishermen and stored them in the lobster pond. These lobsters were then... 15015
The Post Office 27838
90th Regiment, Perthshire Light Infantry Three distinct corps have occupied the position of the 90th regiment. The first was raised in Ireland in 1759 and named the Irish Light Infantry. It was disbanded in 1763. The second was raised in England during the... 63355
Canadian Seaforths The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is a reserve infantry regiment based in Vancouver. It was formed in 1910 and served overseas in both world wars. The Canadian Seaforths saw action at Ypres, the Somme and Vimy Ridge.... 8685

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