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Murdo Macleod Murdo (born 1903) was a  son of Donald Macleod and Isabella Macdonald, of 2 Enaclete and later 1 Enaclete. Murdo emigrated to the United States of America; he worked at The Ford River Rouge Complex at Dearborn, Michigan... Yes 28086
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
Donald Macaulay Donald Macaulay(c1560-c1640) was Chief of Macaulay and a notorious renegade who lived in various fortifications around Uig: on the stack that bears his name at Mangersta, at Loch Barabhat by Crowlista, and at the '... Yes 27014
Doune Farm, Doune Carloway The area of Doune and Tolsta Chaolais were originally part of the tack of Little Bernera, along with Lundale and Crulivig in Bernera. The tacksmen at that time were Macivers, sub-letting to tenants. In 1807, Doune... 71839
Vuia Mhor, Lewis Vuia Mhor is an island between Uig and Great Bernera, east of Reef, covering an area of 84 hectares. The highest point is Mullach na Beinne (67m) which falls away to the sea at Creag na h-Iolaire (Eagle Cliff). Much of... Yes 1994
Carnish, Lewis According to D Maciver in his Place-names of Lewis and Harris, the name Carnish is from the Norse kvern-nes, meaning 'promontory of the querns' (ie hand mills). There is evidence of prehistoric habitation on the... Yes 3217
Religious revival in Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS - UIG July 23 1920 THE "MEN" OF LEWIS, NO 31 THE UIG GROUP - The parish of Uig in the south of the Island was the cradle of Christianity... 19397
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
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 Clearance of Vuia Mhor by Maggie Smith The beauty of the Island of Vuia Mhor (Bhuidha Mhòr) off the west coast of Uig is a tantalising speck in the imagination of families of exiles tracing their ancestors. The visible landscape is tumbledown... 8647
Visit to Patagonia II Margaret Smith, along with her siblings, Donna and Iain decided to visit Patagonia in 1994 in order to retrace their father' Malcolm Smith's footsteps and those of the many scores of Lewis and Harris people who had made... 46324

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