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    The 2011-2012 Committee

    by  • 4 August 2011 • CEU, News & Events • 0 Comments

    The Comann Eachdraigh Uig AGM was held last week in the community centre, with tea and cakes and a slide show, at which our chairman John Maciver paid tribute to our late, great friend Finlay Maciver, whose many contributions will be cherished, and whose presence will be sorely missed.  A brief report on the year’s [...]

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    The Airigh Trail, again

    by  • 19 May 2010 • CEU, Entertainments, Land Issues • 1 Comment

    It’s time to revive the Airigh Trail, and organise some sheiling walks. We should really do an epic walk to the remote ones, as the Comann Eachdraidh did, with Finlay as guide, some years ago. The pictures are from then. Suggestions regarding this year’s walks are welcome in the comments, or leave your name if [...]

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    DVD: Clann Nighean Uig

    by  • 29 September 2009 • CEU, Gàidhlig, History • 0 Comments

    Maggie Smith and John Murdo Macdonald have recently produced a DVD of songs of Uig, an excellent record for which the Comann Eachdraidh is grateful.  The DVD can be purchased for £10 plus postage from Maggie on 01851 860204. Traditional singers Pèigi Oighrig Smith of Kneep and Agnes Fraser originally from Reef, sing songs from [...]

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    Members’ Excursion to Kinlochresort, 13 August

    by  • 5 August 2009 • CEU, News & Events • 0 Comments

    Our next members’ excursion with Seatrek is to Kinlochresort (weather permitting), departing Miavaig at 10am on Thursday, 13 August.  A potluck picnic will be organised (optional, of course) and where we go ashore will depend on conditions.  The cost per person is £50 payable on the day. Places are strictly limited to 12 so please [...]

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    The McVean Hoard

    by  • 16 July 2009 • Archaeology, CEU • 3 Comments

    [singlepic=844,580,233,,center] A number of archaeological finds collected by the McVean family in Uig and handed to Museum nan Eilean for Treasure Trove are on loan to Uig Museum and currently on display. Several of the artefacts were found at Mealista eroding from a midden on the beach.  There is a bronze-age barbed and tanged arrowhead made of [...]

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    Announcements: Museum, Committee and Twitter

    by  • 10 May 2009 • CEU, History • 0 Comments

    The Museum will be open from this week, on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-4pm, for the rest of May. Full summer opening, Monday through Saturday, 12-5pm, will begin on 1 June – volunteers permitting (and new ones always welcome.) If you’re in Uig, please drop in for a look and a blether. The committee elected [...]

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    AGM 2009

    by  • 20 April 2009 • CEU • 0 Comments

    Our AGM went well.  The whole committee stood again and was re-elected (John Maciver, Finlay Maciver, Donald Macaulay, Donald Maciver, Teen Anne Murray, Sheila Henderson, Fin Morrison, Anna Stewart, Donald Calum Morrison and Sarah Egan) with two new members:  Sophie Maclean Crowlista (our youth representative, who brings our average age down by several decades) and [...]

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    Easter Opening

    by  • 7 April 2009 • CEU • 0 Comments

    The Museum will be open over Easter weekend:  Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Monday 13th, from 12 to 4pm. Outside these times and until we open daily for the season (around the end of May – basically when we notice there are visitors around), we will gladly open up on request.  Please ring one of [...]

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    Uigeach T-Shirts – UK and US shops open

    by  • 2 March 2009 • CEU • 0 Comments

    We’re now offering an exclusive range of high-quality t-shirts for men, women and children, with Uig references and Gaelic sayings.   The wisdom runs from Is coma le gaol càit an tuit e (love cares not on whom it casts its spell) to Na brògan as fheàrr air an fhear as muiche a dh’èireas (he who [...]

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    The Uig Quiz

    by  • 28 February 2009 • CEU, Entertainments, History, Land Issues, Video • 2 Comments

    At the Uig Celebration dinner and ceilidh on Friday, there was an Uig quiz, compiled by Teen Anne Murray. Twenty questions; this site may help you with some of them but for most, you’re on your own.  Answers in the comments please. 1. Name the oldest and youngest people currently resident in Uig. 2. Recent [...]

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    Hebdipity

    by  • 8 February 2009 • CEU • 0 Comments

    Here’s a new thing to keep the regulars entertained: a sliding timeline showing the latest news, pictures, video, comment, opinion and ramblings on a whole raft of Hebridean websites, including ourselves of course, but also the Stornoway Gazette, other news sources, Angus Nicolson, Flickr, Youtube and many blogs and photoblogs throughout the Western Isles. Give [...]

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    Restoring the Rose

    by  • 25 November 2008 • CEU, Fishing, History • 0 Comments

    [singlepic id=381 w=610] This article was written by Elly Welch and first appeared in Events.  Thanks to Elly for permission to reprint and for the photo of John Macaulay with the Rose.  More pictures of the boat (before and during) can be found in the gallery. Wandering along Valtos harbour a year ago you would [...]

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    Ceilidh with the North Lochs Folk

    by  • 23 November 2008 • CEU, Entertainments • 0 Comments

    Better late than never… last month CE Uig hosted a contingent from North Lochs Historical Society, who came for a tour of the museum, a cup of tea and a ceilidh.  They beat us 3-1 on the singing but we were delighted to have them.  Other societies and groups who would like to pay a visit [...]

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    The Rose

    by  • 15 September 2008 • CEU, Fishing, History • 0 Comments

    The Rose was built c1905 by John Macaulay, boatbuilder, of 19 Brenish.  She was first taken to Kneep, then Reef, and latterly belonged to a consortium of Valtos men.  In 2007 she was gifted to the Comann Eachdraidh, and we commissioned another John Macaulay, boatbuilder, from Harris, to restore her to her former glory.  The [...]

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    The Return of the Irish

    by  • 29 August 2008 • CEU, History, News & Events • 0 Comments

    This week the Comann Eachdraidh was pleased to welcome Mr and Mrs Jack Duncan from Michigan, USA, on their first visit to Uig. Jack is the great grandson of “An Irish”, Calum Macritchie, a well-known character in his day and one of the leaders of the Reef Raiders in 1913. Jack’s grandparents were Tarmod an Irish and [...]

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    Walk to Morsgail Beehives, 9 August

    by  • 6 August 2008 • CEU, News & Events • 4 Comments

    Please join us on Saturday 9 August for an (unguided) walk to the Morsgail Beehives (NB131199) under Sgalabhal.  A little information here. Time and weather permitting, we may take in other scant remains of shielings in the area and look for the disappearing loch.  Meet at 11am at Morsgail road end and we will take a [...]

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