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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
Canadian Medical Corps The CMC was founded in 1896 as part of the Canadian Army, and became a separate entity in 1899. They first served in South Africa and between that and WW1 the unit was extensively developed. In 1914 they sailed for... 54644
Machine Gun Corps The Machine Gun Corps was formed in 1915 in order to increase the effective use of machine guns. It was disbanded in 1922. 22371
Royal Pioneer Corps The original Corps was founded in 1762 but was frequently disbanded and re-formed as wartime requirements arose. The 'Royal' prefix was received in 1946 and the RPC became part of the established regular army in 1950.... 9139
Laxay Grazings Committee Grazing Committees are elected on a 3 year term to organise matters relating to crofting by township. 24493
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO is an international organisation for collective security, established in 1949 in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC on 4 April 1949. 43164
North Tolsta Historical Society North Tolsta Historical Society (Comann Eachdraidh Tholastaidh bho Thuath) is a non-profit organisation, financed by grants, donations and fund raising activities, and supported by a volunteer committee. In 2014 the... 47860
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers regiment was formed by the amalgamation of two other regiments in 1881. Part of the British Army, it has been involved in a series of amalgamations, and is now part of the Royal Irish... 27256
Railway Clearing House The Railway Clearing House acted as a tranfer point for revenue where goods and passengers crossed from one railway to another. 13550
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
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
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
American Expeditionary Forces The AEF was the US military force during the First World War. 42511
205 Squadron RAF 205 Squadron was based in the Far East and was used in Coastal Command 9206
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
Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) The SSPCA is an animal welfare charity, founded in 1839. More information can be found on its website. 76135
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
Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Battalion The 1st Battalion of the 78th Regiment was raised in 1793-94 by Lord Seaforth, who personally travelled through his estates (on Lewis and the mainland) to recruit, with the mediation of Rev Hugh Munro. In Uig the men... 60652
Anti-Slavery Society The Anti-Slavery Society was founded in Britain in 1823. Its official name was The Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions. This campaign came to fruition with The... 40502
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
Parochial Board Parochial Boards were set up under the Poor Law Act of 1845 to administer poor relief throughout parishes. From 1867-1890 the Parochial Boards were given additional responsibilities for public health. 39575
Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Battalion The 7th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders Infantry Regiment was formed at Fort George in August 1914, moving to Aldershot, then Alton and Bardon. The battalion landed at Boulogne in May 1915. 74750
Rifle Brigade The Rifle Brigade began in 1800. They fought with Nelson, Wellington (Waterloo) in the Crimea, the Indian Mutiny, South Africa and World Wars 1 and 2. In 1948 one battalion was disbanded and the 2nd became the Green... 8790
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
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
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
1st Canadian Mounted Rifles The 1st Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles (later the 1st Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles) was formed in 1914, part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. After fighting in France and Flanders... 40156
The Harris Tweed Authority The Harris Tweed Association has been known as 'The Harris Tweed Authority' since 1993. 43190
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
Royal Australian Navy The Royal Australian Navy forms one branch of the Australian Defence Force. Originally Australia had separate navies for each colony, but in 1901 they were amalgamated as the Commonwealth Naval Forces in 1901, re-named... 52192

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