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Women's Royal Naval Service The WRNS (wrens) were first formed in 1917 but disbanded shortly after the end of the war. Reformed in 1939 and served in all support activities for navy. Integrated with Royal Navy in 1993 11057
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
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was formed following Lieutenant General H M Lawson's report of 16 January 1917 which recommended employing women in the army in France. Recruiting began in March 1917, although... 41011
Western Isles Libraries Western Isles Libraries provides the statutory public library service on behalf of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council). Along with Tasglann nan Eilean and Museum nan Eilean, it forms part of the Comhairle'... 118963
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
United Presbyterian Church The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847 with the union of the United Secessionist Church (formed in 1820 by several churches which had separated from the Established Church) and the Relief Church (... 50548
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
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
Uig Community Council 118538
US Marine Corps The Us Marines were first raised in 1775 as naval infantry. Amphibious warfare is the cornerstone of their contribution to US armed forces and they have operated in every armed conflict since inception. 42510
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 Shanghai Defence Force The Shanghai Defence Force was a tri-service military formation established by the British Government to protect European nationals and their property in Shanghai from Chinese nationalist forces. 116646
The Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society The Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society provides specialist information, development and consultancy services agricultural businesses. The Crofters Supply Agency acted on its behalf. 15016
The Post Office 27838
The National Archives The National Archives is a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the government of the United Kingdom, and for England and Wales. It is the guardian of over 1,000 years of national... 118517
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
The 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. In wartime, Britain depended on civilian cargo ships to... 23319
The Harris Tweed Authority The Harris Tweed Association has been known as 'The Harris Tweed Authority' since 1993. 43190
The Gaelic Society of America The Gaelic Society of America promotes the preservation of the Gaelic language and culture 40587
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
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 Crofters Supply Agency From the late 1940s to the early 1950s the Crofters Supply Agency of Edinburgh, acting for the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society, bought lobsters from Bernera fishermen and stored them in the Loch Risay lobster... 15015
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
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
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
Teampall na Trianaid Conservation Association Teampall na Trianaid Conservation Association was established by the local community in 2009 in order to conserve Teampall na Trianaid.  The monument contains the remnants of a medieval church complex, with a history... 108614
Tasglann nan Eilean (Hebridean Archives) Tasglann nan Eilean is the archive service of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council). Along with Museum nan Eilean, it forms part of the Comhairle's Heritage Service. Tasglann is responsible for the... 118967
Stornoway Trust Stornoway Trust is a community organisation set up in 1923 when the landowner offered the estate to the people. It owns 28,000 hectares of land around Stornoway. The trust is run by an elected board of trustees. Estate... 43176
Stornoway Port Authority Stornoway Port Authority was established in 1865 as Stornoway Pier and Harbour Commission; the Stornoway Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2003 re-constituted Stornoway Pier and Harbour Commission as Stornoway Port... 43181
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

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