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Hector Calder Hector (born 1811) was a son of Angus Calder and Catherine Macintosh, Durness. He came to work as a gardener on Morsgail Estate and lived at Piper's Cottage, Kinlochroag.  Hector married Ann Macleod, Bayhead Street,... 119530
Loch Roag, Lewis Loch Roag surrounds Bernera, extending from Carloway to Gallan Head in Uig. It comprises East Loch Roag, to the east of Bernera and West Loch Roag to the west. Within Loch Roag are numerous smaller islands: Berisay,... 36295
Loch Langavat A long freshwater loch lying the length of south Lewis, with Morsgail Forest to the west and the hills of North Harris to the south. John Macaulay was drowned in the loch, and his mother Bess had a stone erected on the... 65098
Lillias Maciver Lillias Maciver (1891-1981), daughter of Donald Maciver and Lillias Macaulay, 14 Keose, married Finlay Ferguson of 6 Crulivig, Uig in 1916 and resided at Morsgail. After her husband Finlay died, she may have gone to... 20134
Christina Mackay Christina (born 1906) was a daughter of Donald Mackay and Catherine Maclennan, 21 Valtos. She taught for a time at the side school at Morsgail before going to the Bible Training Institute and became a missionary. She... 48812
Catherine Macinnes Catherine, born 1910, was a daughter of norman and Ann nee Macdonald, 1 Brealete. Her father was the first man from Bernera killed in WW1 and her mother died just three years later; the children moved in with their... Yes 54610
5 Linshader Alex Morrison, son of the owner of No 4 Linshader, was allocated this croft. He was unmarried and didn't build here but lived with his elderly parents on No 4. The tenancy was passed to Finlay Macdonald, 23 Kirkibost... 40098
Elizabeth Maciver Elizabeth, born in 1887, was a daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth nee Coombs. Her father was a gamekeeper at Morsgail from 1887 until 1912 and they subsequently lived at Barvas and Eorodale. Lizzie was a schoolteacher at... 25286
Peter Buchanan Peter (born 1905) was a son of Malcolm Buchanan and Margaret Maclean, 18 Uigen. He was a gamekeeper at Kinresort, part of the Morsgail estate and may have met his wife there. He was a year at Kinloch before building his... Yes 27899
Finlay Macdonald Finlay (1953-2020) was a son of Malcolm Macdonald and Lily Ferguson, Morsgail and later Kinlochroag. He was married with two sons and lived at Linshader before settling at Kinlochroag.  Finlay worked in the construction... 119577
Murdo Macinnes Murdo Macinnes (1766-1845), also known as Murchadh an Luachair,  lived at one time, as his nickname suggests, in Luachair. Murdo married Flora Maclennan from Scarp and they had five children. The family lived at Brollum... 53661
The Macdonalds 11 Kirkibost Standing at the door of 11 Kirkibost are: L-r Marion Macdonald 11 Kirkibost, Peggy Hastie nee Macdonald 11 Kirkibost then Inverness Peggy (a cousin), Calum Macdonald 11 Kirkibost then Morsgail, Finlay Macdonald 11 then... 83691
11 Linshader In the mid 1930s two fues were allocated in Linshader - Nos 11 and 12. Duncan Alexander Ferguson "Alasdair Dhomhnaill Gobha", 6 Crulivig, married to Barbara Kennedy from Cromore had just returned from Toronto and was... 41053
James Maciver James, born in 1891, was a son of Kenneth and Elizabeth nee Coombs (his father was a gamekeeper at Morsgail from 1887 until 1912). He went out to the States at the age of 22, and, together with his brother Angus, ran a... 25292
Angus Maclean Angus (1806-1893) was a son of Duncan Maclean and Catherine Maclennan, Bayhead Street, Stornoway. He was a stonemason from Melbost who built Morsgail lodge, the church at Ceann Langabhat and the manse at Uigen. The... 66227
Luachair, Harris Luachair is a small township at the head of Loch Resort on the border between Uig and Harris; the nearest point on the roadway is Morsgail Lodge in Uig. Luachair is Gaelic for 'rushes'. This small settlement on the... Yes 1721
Bernera Islands Estate Bernera Islands Estate At one time Bernera and its surrounding islands was part of the Scaliscro Estate but was sold as a separate unit in 1925 after the death of Leverhulme. It was initially to be sold, together with... 41119
Lily Ferguson's education Lily Ferguson (Lily Mhorsgail ), now Mrs Macdonald, born 1918, lives at Kinlochroag in Uig. Lily was the daughter of Finlay Ferguson a gamekeeper who worked at Morsgail Estate for thirty years. She married Calum... Yes 51533
Memoirs of Rev Col AJ Mackenzie III: Kinlochresort An extract from the memoirs of AJ Mackenzie, born 1887 in Kinlochresort. The place where I was born, Kinlochresort, is as remote a hamlet as can be found in the country. Including ourselves, it comprised five families.... Yes 38692
GEARRAIDH GHEURE DUBH MHOR, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31029
AIRIGH CNOC NA H-AIBHNE, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31030
People of Luachair and Crola Kinresort is the area on the border between the Isle of Lewis and Harris and the head of Loch Resort. On the Lewis side is the hamlet of Croleatha in Uig and the hamlet of Luachair lies across the river in North Harris... Yes 51542
AIRIGH FAIL, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31069
AIRIGH A' CHUAILEAN, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31014
ABHAINN AN EASA GHIL, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31033
Donald Macleod Donald got the nickname "Domhnall na h-Ordaig" because he broke his thumb in a fight. He was a Gillie at Kinloch and was known to be a heavy drinker getting into many scrapes. Once whilst on Caltrashal, Morsgail he got... 2366
AIRIGH HACLEIT, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31015
AIRIGH A' CHNOIC GHUIRM, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right to this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31016
AIRIGH CLEIT MHIC DHONNACHAIDH, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31017
AIRIGH CUL NA BEINNE, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31018

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