• Artefacts

    A Letter from Dolly Doctor

    by  • 28 January 2012 • Artefacts, History • 0 Comments

    A Letter from Dolly Doctor

    A short letter from Dolly Doctor to another great Uig historian, Murdo Macleod (Murchadh Chaluim Sheoras, Crowlista and Glasgow), about the old Stornoway Castle and DD’s activities with the Old Folks Association and his Folk Museum.

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    Crusies

    by  • 5 August 2009 • Archaeology, Artefacts, History, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=863,385] A stone mould for a crusie, an oil lamp of ancient design once in common use throughout the Hebrides.This mould, of unknown provenance, is in our museum collection but unfortunately we don’t have a crusie itself, much as we would love to.  (This piece is the first in an occasional series on objects in [...]

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