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Bernera Historical Society Bernera Historical Society (Comann Eachdraidh Sgìre Bheàrnaraigh) was founded in 1991. Membership consists of residents and exiles, and activity falls into two strands: Urras Eachdraidh who have Trust status and deal... Yes 107568
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
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
New Zealand Expeditionary Force The New Zealand Expeditionary Force was created in order to fight for Britain during the Great War. It was disbanded at the end of 1921. The 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force fought during the Second World War. 104227
Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry The Oxfordshire Light Infantry was formed in 1881, becoming the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1908. 104893
Royal Navy Patrol Service The Royal Navy Patrol Service, or Harry Tate's Navy, as it was popularly known, was a branch of the Royal Navy active during both the First and Second World Wars; it was developed from the pre-Second World War Royal... 10537
Polish Air Force During the Second World War, several squadrons within the Royal Air Force were manned by Polish airmen, most of whom had been exiled from their own country following the German-Soviet invasion in 1939.  105446
North Lochs Historical Society Comann Eachdraidh Cheann a Tuath nan Loch (North Lochs Historical Society) was founded in 1988 and serves the area of North Lochs on the Isle of Lewis. It has shared premises at Leurbost Community Centre, where its... 105492
Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment of Canada The Royal Highland Regiment was instigated in Montreal in 1862 as the 5th Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada. It is the oldest Highland Regiment in Canada. During World War 1 several battalions formed part of... 105582
School of Scottish Studies Archives The School of Scottish Studies Archives is based at the University of Edinburgh, and comprises sound and photographic archives plus the Scottish Studies Library, Celtic Library and Manuscript Collection. A wealth of... 105737
Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell Atomic Research Establishment (known as AERE or colloquially Harwell) in Didcot, Oxfordshire, was the main centre for atomic energy research and development in the United Kingdom from the 1940s to the 1990s. 106320
The Faith Mission The Faith Mission is a Protestant evangelical Christian organisation founded in Scotland in 1886 by John George Govan. It emphasises evangelism of rural areas and operates a Bible college in Edinburgh. 106548
Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mangersta, Uig This station provided voice radio coverage to civil and military aircraft west of the Outer Hebrides. 106562
Metropolitan Police Service The Metropolitan Police Service (abbreviated to MPS and widely known informally as 'the Met') is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the 'square mile' of the City of... 106656
The Crofters' Commission The Crofting Commission took the place of the Crofters' Commission in April 2012 as the statutory regulator of crofting in Scotland following the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. Based in Inverness, it is an... 106775
The Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) The Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) referred to a voluntary unit providing field nursing services, mainly in hospitals. The most important periods of operation for these units were during the First and Second World Wars. 106776
The Ministry of Defence The Ministry of Defence is the British Government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by her Majesty's government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.  106778
Forestry Commission The Forestry Commission is a non ministerial government department resposible for forestry in Scotland and England. It was set up in 1919 to expland Britains forests and woodlands after their depletion during the First... 106796
West Side Historical Society West Side Historical Society, or Comann Eachdraidh an Taobh Siar (CEATS), was one of the earliest groups of its kind to be set up in the Western Isles, around 1979. Its area of interest comprises Dalbeg, Shawbost,... 107562
Stornoway Historical Society Stornoway Historical Society was formed in 1992 to advance the education of the public about the history, heritage and culture of Stornoway and the Isle of Lewis. The society is very active and offers events,... 107563
Ness Historical Society Based in the former Cross Primary School, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis (Ness Historical Society) includes an accredited museum featuring displays on various aspects of island life, and a large archive. More information and... 107564
Uig Historical Society Uig Historical Society (Comunn Eachdraidh Uig) is the local voluntary association collecting information on the history and traditions of the district of Uig, covering the villages and settlements of Kinresort, Mealista... 107565
Carloway Historical Society Comann Eachdraidh Chàrlabhaigh (Carloway Historical Society) was established in 1987 and covers the area from Tolsta Chaolais to Dalmore in Lewis. It is run by a voluntary committee of 12 who have, through the use of... 107566
Kinloch Historical Society Kinloch Historical Society (Comann Eachdraidh Cheann a' Loch) was founded in 1983. The society's aims are to promote, in the interests of social welfare and education, an active interest in the history, heritage and... 107567
Australian Defence Force The Australian Defence Force comprises the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force, including some inter-disciplinary forces. 107865
London Scottish Regiment The London Scottish Regiment was originally raised as the London Scottish Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1859. In 1908, when the Territorial Force was created, it became the 14th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment... 108026
Royal Scots This regiment was raised as the Royal Regiment of Foot during the reign of Charles I, and as such was the most senior line infantry regiment within the British Army. It went through various name changes, becoming the ... 108302
Scots Guards The regiment, originally the Marquis of Argyll's Royal Regiment, was raised for King Charles I in 1642, intended as a personal guard. As the Scottish Regiment of Foot Guards, it became part of what is now the British... 108303
The Clyde Navigation Trust The Clyde Navigation Trust was established in 1858 and was involved in dredging the River Clyde and in the provision of quays, dry docks and ferries. However, with the rundown of the Clyde's shipping and shipbuilding... 108314

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