• Bibliography

    West Over Sea, DDC Pochin Mould

    by  • 26 May 2009 • Bibliography • 0 Comments

    “Life in the Outer Hebrides with the legendary and historical background”.  1953, Oliver and Boyd.  From the dustjacket: This book gives a most comprehensive picture of the Outer Isles, and is particularly valuable in the information given on the small unfrequented islands. It achieves and interesting synthesis, drawing on history, folklore and archaeology, and the […]

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    Bibliography: Salmon and Sea Trout Angling on Lewis and Harris (David SD Jones)

    by  • 13 May 2009 • Bibliography • 0 Comments

    New to our bookshop are some numbered and signed copies of a recent limited publication by David SD Jones entitled Salmon and Sea Trout Angling on Lewis and Harris, Past and Present.  The book looks at the fish, principle rivers, fishing hotels, associations, notable anglers and recorded catches throughout the two islands. The Fhorsa.  Considered […]

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    The History of the Mackenzies

    by  • 28 January 2009 • Bibliography, Genealogy • 2 Comments

    Alexander Mackenzie published his comprehensive genealogical History of the Mackenzies in 1879 and reissued it in 1894 with a considerable number of additions.  The text of the second edition, in its entirety, is available in various places online including from the link below.  It becomes especially relevant to Lewis on p150 with the arrival of […]

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    Families of Lewis by Mac Gille Chaluim

    by  • 8 August 2008 • Bibliography, Genealogy • 0 Comments

    A series of articles published in the Stornoway Gazette in the 1950s and 60s by “Mac Gille Chaluim”, Rev William Matheson who came from the West Side and lived latterly in Edinburgh.  He conducted extensive research into original manuscripts and estate records and collected oral traditions for many years, testing the validity of the traditional tales against […]

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    Lewis in History and Legend: the West Coast

    by  • 7 August 2008 • Bibliography • 0 Comments

    By Bill Lawson (Birlinn July 2008).  ISBN 9781 84158 36816.  A new publication in the format of Bill’s earlier books on Harris and the Uists, looking at the history and traditions of places up and down the west of the Island, including Uig.  Full of interesting information from a variety of sources (though we reserve the […]

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    A Brief Record of the Church in Uig

    by  • 3 August 2008 • Bibliography, Church • 0 Comments

    by John Macleod OBE DL MA (1928-1998), of Carishader.  Published by Comann Eachdraidh Uig in 2001.  ISBN 0 903960 73 7. A detailed account of all the ministers in Uig and the significant developments and changes under their ministries from 1778 to 1929, with supporting material and documentation; in addition to the church records, it provides […]

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    Twenty Years of Hebridean Memories

    by  • 24 July 2008 • Bibliography • 3 Comments

    by Emily Macdonald, niece of Lord Leverhulme and wife of Dolly Doctor.   Written in 1939 and privately published in 1965. An account of holidays in Lewis, marriage to Dolly Doctor, owning Uig Lodge and building Gisla Lodge, and general reminiscences 1918-1938.

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    The Sporting Estates of the Outer Hebrides, Past and Present

    by  • 22 July 2008 • Bibliography • 0 Comments

    by David SD Jones, February 2008. An illustrated history of the sporting estates, including Morsgail, Scaliscro, Grimersta, Uig & Hamnaway, Garynahine, Eishken, Barvas, Galson and others.  Information from estate records and game books, detail of tenants and development programmes, and many photographs previously unknown to the Comann Eachdraidh, coming as they do from private collections […]

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    Lewis: A History of the Island

    by  • 2 July 2008 • Bibliography • 0 Comments

    Donald Macdonald Savage 1978, 2004 ISBN 1 904246 08 7 A comprehensive history of the Isle of Lewis from the Norse and Mediaeval periods through to the 20th century, covering landlords and land struggle, crofting and fishing, education, religion, emigration and many more topics, drawn from a wide range of sources including oral tradition.  An […]

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    The Lewis Land Struggle: Na Gaisgich

    by  • 25 June 2008 • Bibliography, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    Joni Buchanan Acair 1996 ISBN 0 86152 166 8 A study of the crofter’s uprisings in Lewis as they resisted landlordism, clearance and emigration, with a focus on four crucial flashpoints (Pairc, Aignish, Coll and Gress and Bernera) as well as background on the wider issues. Includes songs and poems that came out of the […]

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    Diary 1851

    by  • 22 June 2008 • Bibliography • 0 Comments

    John Munro Mackenzie, Chamberlain of the Lews.  Acair 1994.  ISBN 0 86152 908 1/86152 923 5. John Munro Mackenzie (grandson of Hugh Munro, minister at Uig from 1778) was Chamberlain of the Lews, under Sir James Matheson, from 1848 to 1854 and was therefore a key player in several significant events in Lewis, including the relotting […]

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    Uig, a Hebridean Parish, parts I & II

    by  • 17 June 2008 • Bibliography, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    HA Moisley MSc & Members of the Geographical Field Group Glasgow and Nottingham Universities 1960 A very detailed survey of crofting in Uig in 1958-60, with information on the physical geography, historical background (when and how townships were crofted) and the crofting structure, and a close look at the practice in each district, including demographic […]

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    Tales and Traditions of the Lews

    by  • 17 June 2008 • Bibliography • 0 Comments

    Donald Macdonald Birlinn 2004 ISDN 781841580555 Donald Macdonald (1891-1961), “Dolly Doctor”, was a native of Stornoway and Uig who practiced medicine in London but retired to Gisla in Uig. He married Emily Lever, niece of Lord Leverhulme. This miscellany of legends, stories, lists, reports and poetry is a rich collection of material drawn from a variety of […]

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