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City of Glasgow Police The City of Glasgow Police, or Glasgow City Police, was formed in 1800; its roots stemming from 17th century night watchmen and unpaid citizen constables. On 30th June 1800 the authorities of Glasgow successfully... 41260
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
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) 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
Fleet Air Arm The Fleet Air Arm is the Royal Navy's air force.It was formed in 1912 as the naval wing of the Royal Flying Corp 37288
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
Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1893 as a small number of ministers and congregations left the Free Church in reaction to the latter's movement towards union with the United Presbyterian Church.... 50539
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
Gaelic Society, Vancouver The Society was formed in 1908 to serve as a meeting place for Gaelic speaking Scots. They participated in buying the land and building the Scottish Auditorium. They continue to offer Gaelic classes and hold ceilidhs.... 24528
Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust The Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust is a voluntary organisation that provides crofters' hostels within the Western Isles. It has four hostels in the Hebrides: on the island of Berneray, at Garenin on Lewis, at Howmore... 76373
Glasgow Lewis and Harris Association 114647
Gordon Highlanders The Gordon Highlanders Regiment was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot (founded 1787) and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (founded 1794 as the 100th by the... 39590
Greater London Authority The GLA is the strategic government for London, consisting of an elected Mayor and a separately elected Assembly. The Mayor sets out the strategies and the Assembly scrutinises them 45690
HMS Stag Six ships of the Royal Navy and one naval base have borne the name HMS Stag. It was also the name used for the base for British naval personnel in Egypt. 111435
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
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
Hebridean Housing Partnership Hebridean Housing Partnership took over the running of social housing from the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on the 12th of September 2006. It is based at Gleann Seileach Business Park, Willowglen, Stornoway. More details... 119562
Hebridean Men's Cancer Support Group Hebridean Men's Cancer Support Group (HMCSG), formed in 2008, is a cancer support group on the Isle of Lewis, providing relief and social gatherings to its members. Every Friday at 2pm a group of men from the Outer... 118540
Highland Land League The first Highland Land League, also known as the Highland Land Law Reform Association and the Crofters Party, emerged as a distinct political force in Scotland during the 1880s with its power base in the Highlands and... 120337
Highland Light Infantry The Highland Light Infantry was formed in 1881. In 1923 it was renamed as the Highland Light Infantry City of Glasgow Regiment. The regiment amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers to become the Royal Highland... 40155
Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England is popularly known as Historic England, and is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It aims to... 119223
King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) The King's Own Scottish Borderers regiment was raised in 1689 to defend Edinburgh from the threat of Jacobite rebellion. They remained as the KOSB until 2006 when they became part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. In... 27462
Kingdom of the Isles Between the 11th and 13th centuries the Kingdom of the Isles included the Inner and Outer Hebrides, reaching south to include west coast islands such as Bute and Arran, and the Isle of Man. The islands were known to the... 109426
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
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
Laxay Grazings Committee Grazing Committees are elected on a 3 year term to organise matters relating to crofting by township. 24493
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
Lodge Fortrose No. 108 Lodge Fortrose, No. 108, was officially formed on 16 August 1769, the date on which its Charter was actually received in Stornoway. It had, however, existed since November 1767 One of their early meeting places was 'on... 43187
London County Council The London County Council was established in 1889 It was an elected organisation and was the local government body for the County of London. It was replaced by the Greater London Council administering a much larger area... 14122
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
Lovat Scouts The Lovat Scouts was a British Army unit, formed by the 14th Lord Lovat during the Second Boer War. Its soldiers were recruited from ghillies, shepherds and stalkers in the Highlands of Scotland, whose skills in... 26295

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