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    Landing at the Flannans

    by  • 25 March 2011 • Church, Featured Notes, Health & Food, Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    Martin Martin, in his Description of the Western Isles of Scotland (1695) gives an account of the use made of the Flannan Isles at the time and the superstitions that attended a visit: “The inhabitants of the adjacent lands of the Lewis, having a right to these islands, visit them once every summer, and there make a great purchase of fowls, eggs, down, feathers, and quills…”

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    Peats of Fire Lighting the Way

    by  • 8 March 2011 • Church, Education, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    The Rev Angus Maciver was the son of Angus Maciver “An Ceistear” (the Catechist), born at Reef in 1799. The family lived at Tobson on Great Bernera from 1835 to 1853. This extract from The Life of a Lewis Catechist, published in the Stornoway Gazette in 1971-2, is Rev Maciver’s memory of meeting-house nights.

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    A Church in Trinidad

    by  • 29 November 2010 • Church, Emigration, Featured Notes • 3 Comments

    Colin Ian Maclean (Cailean Ruaraidh Phadraig) was born in 1927 in Crowlista and brought up at 8 Timsgarry. He was minister of the Church of Scotland charge of Trinidad, Port of Spain: Greyfriars and St Ann’s at the time of the laying of this foundation stone for this new building at Arouca.

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    The Reverends Norman Morrison

    by  • 2 February 2010 • Archive photos, Church, People • 5 Comments

    A photo of the Rev Norman Morrison, with his wife, sister (behind him) and children. Rev Morrison was minister at Baile na Cille from 1931 to 1950. He wasn’t the first of that name in Uig; the third known minister in Uig was also Norman Morrison, 1742 to 1777, who was a grandson of John Morrison, tacksman at Bragar – known in the archives as Indweller.

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    Upright in Uig

    by  • 17 January 2010 • Church, History • 0 Comments

    Rev Alexander Macleod arrived in Uig 1824 and evidently had a powerful influence on his congregation.  In the first years of his ministry a number of stories arose demonstrating the […]

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    A Wedding

    by  • 7 August 2009 • Church, Life in Uig • 7 Comments

    [singlepic=866,379] This rare picture was taken inside Baile na Cille Church (1950s?) and contributed by Peter N Macdonald.  The minister is Rev Angus Macfarlane and the precentor (top left) is […]

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