People, places, crofting and houses.
A collection of photos documented over the past 200 years.
We are always looking for more photos to add tot eh collection. If so, please contact us and we will be happy to inspect them and add them to the archive.
If you have any names or dates for photos that don’t have titles in our archives, feel free to contact us.
Kneep – The village of Kneep is situated on the Valtos Peninsula in Uig, between Valtos and Reef. Crofts 1 to 15 are next to Valtos, and much fragmented.
Breanish – Is a large village near the end of the Uig road – since the clearance of Mealista in 1838, it has been the last inhabited village in the district.
Islivig – was described in Uig: A Hebridean Parish, in 1959
Mangersta – (probably “Magnus’s steading”) was cleared at the same time as Mealista, in 1837-38, to make way for sheep.
Valtos – Valtos (from the Norse vald hus, house of one in power) is a large and well-populated village on the Valtos peninsula.
Reef – The township of Reef, situated on machair and rocky headland on the Valtos penisula in West Uig, was cleared of its inhabitants to make way for a sheep farm, under the ownership of Sir James Matheson.
Gesahder – Geshader was occupied relatively late, by people coming in from other parts of the district in the mid-19th century.
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