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Donald Macaulay Donald, son of Dugald tacksman of Breanish, succeeded his brother Angus as tacksman at Linshader, and is on record there in 1754 and other dates near that time. He had family including Catherine, wife of Neil Macdonald... 28698
Catherine Macleod Catherine who, according to tradition, came from Breanish or Mealista was the mother of Norman Macdonald "Tormod Ladhach" who settled at Gisla. He was the illegitimate son of Neil Macdonald from Little Bernera 28132
Margaret Macaulay Margaret (1886-1936) was a daughter of John Macaulay and Isabella Matheson, 19 Brenish. In 1920, in Glasgow, Margaret married Neil Morrison of 29 Brenish and they emigrated to Chile. Four of their five children were... 38608
The Day of the Whale Translated from the Gaelic, from Sanais, 1988 The time would have been in the 1880s. There was a whale floating, down by the coast between Breanish and Islivig. It looked as if it was lost from a whaling ship. It was... 65064
Ann Macleod Ann (born c1811) was a daughter of John Macleod and Jane Macleod, 31 Valtos. She was the first wife of Peter Macleod, 4 Old Carnish and they lived at 2 Old Mangersta. They had four children. 51359
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
Norman Macdonald Norman was illegitimate. His mother was Catherine Macleod, said to be from Breanish, Uig and his father was Neil Macdonald "Niall Bhearnaraidh Bheag". As was the custom then, the mother was asked what she would like as... 12732
Bella Ann Macdonald Bella Ann (1893-1960) was a daughter of John Macdonald and Ann Macleod; her parental home was 9 Geshader and later she lived at 1 Enaclete. Bella Ann was the second wife of  Robert Latimer from Glasgow. They had three... 9825
Murdo Macaulay Murdo, a son of Angus and Ann nee Mackenzie from Breanish, was a tacksman in Valtos. He and his brother Donald appear on record in a document signed, witnessed and dated at South Scarista 3rd June 1658 concerning their... 28017
Aulay Macaulay Aulay (c1669-1758) was the son of Dugald, tacksman of Breanish, and the great-grandson of Donald (Domhnall Cam), the Macaulay clan chief and notorious renegade. Aulay was a parish minister in Tiree, Coll and later in... 28142
Calum Angus Macleod Calum Angus Macleod (1965-2019) was born in 1965  to Christina Buchanan of 11 Breanish Uig and Malcolm Macleod of 9b Laxay.  Calum Angus was raised with his siblings in the family home at 10 Laxay.  Calum subsequently... 119862
Donald Macaulay This was the second son of Dugald of Breanish to be called Donald and is distinguished by the Og, or 'young'. By 1740 he appears as tacksman of Breanish and Ardroil and again in 1754 and 1755. As tradition has it he... 28503
Janet Macdonald Janet (1883-1956) was a daughter of John Macdonald and Chirsty Maclean, 22 Valtos. She married Finlay Maclean, 1 Brenish and travelled with him to Punta Arenas, Chile, where their children were born. They returned to... 44474
Norman Macleod Norman (1817-1898) was a son of Donald Macleod and Mary Mackay, 11 Mealista. In 1837, when Mealista was cleared, Norman moved with his family to 15 Old Brenish and in 1849 to 16 Brenish. Norman married Marion Macleod... 66672
Murdo Macdonald Murdo (1873-1951) was a son of Angus Macdonald and Christina Macdonald from Tobson (then 10 Breaclete). Murdo moved to Glasgow where he trained to be a baker and whilst there met and married Mary Ann Maclean from... Yes 26657
Colonial visits Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser, Local and District News. 30 August, 1918: Another Colonial's Visit Last week, Pte. Norman MacAulay J MacKenzie, New Zealand contingent, paid a visit to this... 60444
Mangersta, Lewis The original settlement of Mangersta (thought by some to derive from the Norse for 'Magnus's steading') was cleared, resettled and then cleared again prior to 1874. Crofts relating to that earlier period are labelled '... Yes 3265
Angus Macaulay Angus, son of Domhnall Cam, was the first of the Macaulays to be a tacksman in Breanish. It is said that he came to an agreement with Alexander Mackenzie of Achilty whereby he was to accept the lands of Brenish from the... 27916
Marriage of Angus Macdonald and Katie Ann Macleod Stornoway Gazette, Uig District News Friday, February 20th 1920: GESHADER WEDDING On Thursday 5th inst. Mr. Angus Macdonald, eldest son of Mr John Macdonald, 3 Geshader, Uig, was joined in wedlock to Miss Katie Ann... 60502
Roll of Honour: Uig, World War Two   WORLD WAR II - 1939 - 1945 Bold text indicates those who died during the war British Service Medals explained - Click here Name Patronymic Address Service Details BREANISH       Murdo Maclean   1... Yes 23230
Uigeachs interned in Holland part 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
Roll of Honour: Uig, World War One WORLD WAR I - 1914 - 1918 Bold text indicates those who died during the war British Service Medals explained - Click here Name Patronymic Address Service Details ARD BHEAG John Macdonald... Yes 9930
The Scarp Boat An account of the sinking of the Scarp Boat at loch Cravadale, by DJ Macleod (1 Enaclete). In August 1931, Donald William MacInnes ( A' Bodach Ruadh) and John MacInnes (A' Beaganach) no relation, sailed an open boat... 51539
Friends from across the sea Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG April 5th, 1918 FRIENDS FROM ACROSS THE SEA: One of the few pleasurable results of this terrible and miserable war is the occasional... 64691
Deposition of Donald Macinnes (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1850 Testimony of Donald MacInnes at the second hearing of the Lewis/Harris boundary dispute; At Stornoway, 16th day of August 1850. Compeared Donald M'Innes, a witness for the defender, who being sworn, depones, That he is... 66595
The Brenish Odeon: Uig in WW2 Life on the home front in Uig, during the Second World War (Uig News, October 2002) The Second World War brought many changes to Uig, and none more so than at the upper end. After war was declared, young men and some... 65063

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