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Doune Carloway, Lewis The village of Doune is named after its Iron Age broch - broch or fort being dùn in Gaelic. It is now thought that brochs were "status symbol" dwellings as much as they were defensive forts. It rises to 30 feet, and its... Yes 10017
Eain Aonghas Smith Eain Aonghas (1924-1990), born in Fort George, was the son of John Smith, Ballantrushal and Jessie Macritchie, 4 Aird, Uig. His father served in the Seaforth Highlanders and the family moved about a lot. They returned... Yes 106047
Christina Jessie Chisholm Christina Jessie Chisholm (1919-2016) was a daughter of Malcolm Chisholm and Johanna MacPhail, Inverness. At Inverness, in 1943, she married Donald Morrison, 44 Gravir, Christina and Donald settled at Uig, Isle of Skye... Yes 10768
The Earshader Bard The Earshader Bard John Smith, the Earshader Bard was born in 1848. He is known locally as Shonnie Phadruig. He was illegitimate, his father being Peter Smith a son of the tacksman of West Earshader - Farquar Smith. His... Yes 10902
Angus Gillies' Footprint The Bernera Gillies originally came from Strond in Harris. There were three brothers who left Harris, for what reason is not known. One came to Bernera, one went to Uig, and the third to Siadar in Ness. The earliest... Yes 11647
Jessie Smith Jessie (1921-2018) was a daughter of John Smith and Jessie Macritchie, 13 Ardroil. She was born in India where her father was serving in the Seaforth Highlanders. When her father's army service was over the family... Yes 118546
Meal Chest Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0487 Object Name Gaelic: English: Meal Chest Object Description/History: Wooden Chest, painted green, on short feet (9cm) to keep chest off the ground. The top 1/3 of the front panel hinged (opens... Yes 11943
Mackerel Net Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0106 Brown natural fibre net, edged by cork floats - mesh measurement 40m. User/Used at: 1 Geshader Location: Uig Museum 27.02.04 Yes 11944
Fishing Equipment A collection of fishing equipments from the croft at 1 Geshader. (i) Weighted object, could be a paternoster, has 7 lines attached to it, one has a hook.Line attached to top by twine hoop. (ii) Horsehair snoods looped... Yes 11945
Landing Net D shape metal (two stranded metal) creating a wide mouth for landing catch; net is attached. The net is made of the man made fibre, nylon. Used at 1 Geshader. Location: Uig Museum. Yes 11946
Buoy A wooden eyelet with a sheep's stomach gathered round it with natural fibre rope (coir). Buoy is white in colour. "1GU" is burned into the wood with a branding iron, this represents 1 Geshader. User/Used at: 1 Geshader... Yes 11947
Hand Line Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0108 Wooden four-piece object, joints are grooved. Fishing line is wrapped around the item, which, has at the end, a lead weight with a length of wire that held the hooks.20m of natural fibre line... Yes 11948
Rifle Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0450 Object Name Gaelic: English: Rifle Object Description/History: Rifle, hammer action percussion cap (Martine Henry?), walnut stock, brass butt plate with some indecipherable marks on it, brass... Yes 11952
Float Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0455 A string of herring net corks; a row of 40 corks joined by a black 3-strand rope. Blue paint on top - spare floats. 40 spare corks. Maker/Made at: 1 Geshader User/Used at: Hay written in... Yes 11953
Wash Basin Stand Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0486 Object Name Gaelic: English: Wash Basin Stand Object Description/History: Wooden wash hand basin stand, turned, shaped legs, low shelf (possibly for towels). Main (top) surface for wash basin... Yes 11954
Creel Making Frame Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0485 Old wooden frame for making creels (baskets), seven holes along each of the four sides. Used at 5 Geshader. Location: Uig Museum Date: 19.04.04 Length: 560mm Width: 550mm Height: 55mm Yes 11955
Ashet Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0483 A large oval dish with a bird and flower design, geese flying with surrounding flowering branch, in the centre of dish, bamboo and various flowers and small birds on the edge of dish. BERBER... Yes 11956
Shirt and Collar Service Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0484 "The Shirt and Collar Service for Men" a brown cardboard box stapled together, used to transport shirts and collars to and from a laundry service. The box has many postage stamps - 1 shilling... Yes 11957
Tin Pail Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0020 Object Name Gaelic: English: Tin Pail (with lid) Object Description/History: Tin pail with lid, handle missing. Wire handle for carrying. Maker/Made at: Tinker made User/Used at: 1 Geshader... Yes 11958
Shoemaker's Bench and Tools Wooden cobblers stool/bench with 2 drawers, copper tray tacked on left side. 2 drawers in the front with keyhole and handles, handle missing from the empty bottom draw. Top surface tray has 5 compartments for tools/... Yes 11959
Ladies Leather Boots Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_0002 Pair of ladies black leather boots, ankle high. 22 eyelets on each shoe, heels have horseshoe shaped plate, toes have 3 triangular segments. Instep has 6 nails heads visible; stitching... Yes 11960
Shoe last (for child) Catalogue number: UIG_2004_0021_004 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last (child) Object Description/History: Cast iron shoe last - child size. "2" engraved on top. Maker/Made at: User/Used at: Grasabhaig... Yes 11962
Shoe Last Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_005 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last Object Description/History: Cast iron shoe last. Inscription "AJK" and "4" on left side. "5" , "C" and "RDNO.73169". Maker/Made at:... Yes 11963
Cast Iron Shoe Last Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_006 Cast iron shoe last. No visible markings. Some scratch marks and rust on bottom. User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh, Geshader by shoemaker Donor Information: Angus Macdonald 13... Yes 11964
Shoe Last Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_007 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last Object Description/History: Cast iron shoe last with no visible markings. Maker/Made at: User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh,... Yes 11965
Shoe Last Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_008 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last Object Description/History: Double ended, cast Iron, shoe last, one end is larger than the other. Maker/Made at: User/Used at:... Yes 11966
Shoe Last Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_009 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last Object Description/History: Shoe last, cast iron. Marking on left side "5" abs "AJK". Marking on right side "6" and "RDNO.703169. Maker... Yes 11967
Shoemaker's Anvil Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_110 Object Name Gaelic: Greasaiche English: Shoemaker's anvil Object Description/History: Cast iron rectangular item with "AJK" AND "RDNO.70370" inscribed. Maker/Made at: User/Used at:... Yes 11968
Shoemaker's Tools (tin with tacks) Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_011 Object Name Gaelic: Tacaidean a' Ghreasaich English: Shoemakers tools (tin with tacks) Object Description/History: Tin - light brown, maker Lambert and Butler - Warlock "Rich Dark Flake"... Yes 11969
Cardboard Box Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_012 Gaelic: Bucas Thairgean a Ghreasaich Maker Blakey - Peter Pan studs/segs. Diagram of segs on side of box. "Made in England" "Peter Pan" and "Segs" are registered trademarks. Box is in... Yes 11970

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