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Stories, Reports and Traditions

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The Man of Park Angus Macleod, Calbost and Marybank, on the people of his native district and the nature of crofting. For generations the man of Park, like his counterparts in the rest of the Highlands and Islands, was a man without... Yes 16836
Iolaire Shipwreck Survivor (Uig) Translated from an interview with An Geal, John Maclennan, born at 15 Kneep and married at 4 Aird, Uig. Written by Maggie Smith An Iolaire Shipwreck Survivor The Admiralty ship the Iolaire taking servicemen home to... 18977
Amenities in Cromore Cromore was a large village of 27 crofts. The original roads and tracks through the village went up over the hill from a point adjacent to No 10 Cromore on the left hand side just past the small bridge, and then forked... 43758
The Runrig System of Land Tenure by Angus "Ease" Macleod, Calbost; from the Angus Macleod Archive, Kershader. The system of land tenure under which Calbost and the whole of Lewis functioned in earlier times was the old clan system known as run-rig. The... Yes 16868
Head Teachers in Knockiandue School 1878-1892 Mr Alexander Crawford 1892-1892 Miss M Campbell 1893-1894 Mr William Bruce 1895-1897 Mr William Neilson 1897-1900 Mr John Montgomery 1901-1927 Mr Robert Paterson 1927-1955 Mr Malcolm Macleod 1955-1958 Miss... 46434
The Bruces of Cromore by Angus M Smith, October 1998 Two schoolmasters called Bruce - and presumably brothers - taught at Cromore School. William Bruce was born to William Bruce and Williamina Sutherland of Kildonan, Sutherland on 21... 43753
Lewis colony in Duluth, Minnesota A large number of Lewismen settled in Duluth, Minnesota in the 1870s and 1880s, many becoming prominent citizens in the town. The first was William L Maclennan (1834-1888), son of Donald Maclennan. This family seems to... 51057
Tragic Motoring Accident in Chicago Stornoway Gazette, 1929 Chicago papers to hand contain reports of a tragic accident in which a party of Lewis folk were involved. A sedan car in which five adults and three children were riding, crashed into a goods... 66192
Uigeachs interned in Holland I: Disaster at Antwerp An account of the internment of Royal Naval Reservists from Uig in Groningen, 1914, by Dave Roberts Some years ago John Macdonald, Islivig, told me an intriguing story about when his father was held 'prisoner' in... 38510
Memoirs of Rev Col AJ Mackenzie VI: Crowlista School An extract from the memoirs of AJ Mackenzie, born 1887 in Kinlochresort. In May 1892 after the spring holidays, I began my formal education. I had never been at school before except for one day at Kinlochresort when my... 38694
Russians at Aird Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG August 3, 1917 RUSSIANS AT AIRD UIG - The crew of the Russian s.v. "Fateja" (Captain, A.W. Soderlund) landed safely, but in an... 19391
Path to Aird Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG February 24, 1921 Lewis District Committee PATH TO AIRD UIG - A letter from Alexander Mackenzie and others residing at Aird Uig,... 19390
Uigeachs interned in Holland II: HMS Timbertown An account of the internment of Royal Naval Reservists from Uig in Groningen, 1914, by Dave Roberts In the first part of this story I explained how most of the First Royal Naval Brigade found themselves in neutral... 39043
Personal Glimpses of Gravir I: The Village An account of life in Gravir, by Calum Macinnes, 8 Gravir. I The Village The village is Gravir. It straddles the first mile or so of a fiord-like sea loch, some dozen miles south of Stornoway, on the east coast of Lewis... Yes 718
Mr Macleod leaves Valtos School Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS UIG November 29, 1918 PRESENTATION TO POPULAR SCHOOLMASTER - On the occasion of his leaving Valtos School, where he had been headmaster... 64673
Two deaths in Valtos Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG January 31, 1919 OBITUARY - On Wednesday last, Widow Donald MacKay (Banntrach Dhomhnaill Aonghais), Valtos, quietly passed away. She... 64681
Loss of Alexander Mackay Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG March 2, 1917 VALTOS OBITUARY - Deep sorrow was felt by the Valtos inhabitants when the sad news of the death of Mr. Alexander MacKay... Yes 64680
Loss of Malcolm Mackay Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG Friday, January 13, 1943 UIG BOY LOST: It is with very deep regret we record the death, through enemy action of Malcolm MacKay (Calum... Yes 64679
Loss of Uig Boys on HMS Avenger Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG Friday, December 18, 1942 LOST ON ACTIVE SERVICE - It was with deep regret that the community learned that two West Uig lads have... 64683
Uig wedding in Glasgow Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG Friday December 10th, 1920 UIG WEDDING IN GLASGOW A pretty wedding took place at the Cardeal Halls, Govan Cross, Glasgow, on... 64684
Prizes for Gaelic at Valtos School Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG Friday November 5th. 1920 VALTOS PUBLIC SCHOOL In connection with the prizes offered by Dr. Porter for the best-told Lewis folk-lore... 64676
Yet another Uig boy lost Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG April 5th, 1918 YET ANOTHER: Last week, Mr. Hugh Mackay, Valtos, received the sad information that his son, Angus Mackay A.S.C was... 64689
Death of Captain John Mackay Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG February 14, 1919 DEATH OF A VALTOS SEA CAPTAIN - With deep regret, we record the death of Capt. John MacKay, 30 Valtos, on Friday... Yes 64686
Belgian Relief Fund in Valtos Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS; UIG January 19, 1917 BELGIAN RELIEF FUND - On Thursday, 21st December, the senior girls of the Valtos school distributed in the school... 64674
Medical Inspection at Valtos School Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG June 8, 1917 MEDICAL INSPECTION - Dr. Murray, M.Q.H., visited Valtos on Tuesday of last week for the medical inspection of school... 64675
Rev Mackenzie lectures to the young in Valtos Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG Friday March 22, 1918 LECTURE TO THE YOUNG: On Thursday evening, 14th inst., the Rev. Allan Mackenzie, delivered a special lecture to... 64678
Mac an t-Sronaich Mac an t-Sronaich, the notorious and shadowy murderer and robber of Lewis legend, lived in the early part of the 18th century in a cave behind Keose that is still known as "Uamh Mac an t-Sronaich". He was reputedly the... 8945
Making my own fishing buoy- English version Translation of interview about making a fishing buoy, and frightening Mac an t-Stronaich M = Maggie SmithF= Finlay Maciver M When did you make this fishing buoy? F I didn't know what I had let myself in for. I was... Yes 8596
Making my own fishing buoy - Gaelic version Fionnlagh Maciomhair à Cairishadar Uig a bruidhinn ri Magaidh Nic a' Ghobhainn.Tha dealbh an cois seo, Fionnlagh agus puta iasgaich a rinn e bho chionn fhada, a tha an-diugh anns an taigh tasgaidh ann an sgire Uig.... Yes 8597
The Church in Lochs Parish Angus Macleod, Calbost and Marybank, on churches in Lochs Parish. Martin Martin, in his book, "A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland" in 1692 gives us a long list of fine Reformation Churches in Lewis, two or... 45980

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