• Education

    Side Schools in Uig II: Morsgail, Scaliscro and Linshader

    by  • 30 March 2009 • Education, Life in Uig • 1 Comment

    More about Uig side schools, the small schools provided for a minimum of three pupils in remote parts.  From research undertaken by Maggie Smith for Hebridean Connections and the Stornoway Gazette; see also Part I and Part III. Lily Macdonald (Lilidh Mhorsgail), born 1918, whose father Finlay Ferguson worked as under-keeper in Kinresort and then […]

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    Open Day at Uig School

    by  • 27 March 2009 • Education • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=595,392] This week Uig School held an Open Day to exhibit a wide range of work the pupils had been doing on local history, culture and heritage.  The children guided visitors round the excellent exhibition, more of which will appear on the Uig School page shortly.

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    Side Schools in Uig I: Ardbheag

    by  • 20 March 2009 • Education • 1 Comment

    From research undertaken by Maggie Smith for Hebridean Connections and the Stornoway Gazette.  See also Part II and Part III. After the Education Act of 1872, children throughout the country were entitled to an education, and a side school could be provided in remote districts where there were at least three children; a single junior […]

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    Crowlista School 1937

    by  • 28 February 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    Thanks to Roddy Maclean for the scans and Donald Maciver for the names.  Those marked * are still living in 2009. Back Row: 1. Alexander Macleod Crowlista 2. *Malcolm J Macleod 8 Aird 3. John A Maciver 10 Crowlista (later 8 Crowlista) 4. Angus J Macleod 2 Timsgarry 5. John M Macdonald 6 Crowlista 6. […]

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    Uig School: Learning about Blackhouses

    by  • 15 February 2009 • Education, History • 0 Comments

    We’re pleased to launch a new Uig School page, to show some of the historical subjects the children are studying, particularly those of local relevance.  The Uig Museum is adjacent to the school and good use is made of it by the pupils of teachers. [singlepic=472,435] The upper class (P4-P7) recently did a study of […]

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    Lochcroistean School 1929-30

    by  • 12 February 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 2 Comments

    [singlepic=454,380] Teachers Donald Macarthur (Soup) and Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff (Anna Bheag) Back Row 1. Peter Macleod 9 Enaclete 2. Farquhar Macdonald 12 Carishader 3. Angus Hugh Smith 2 Carishader 4. Donald Macritchie 4 Enaclete 5. Calum Iain Smith 2B Ungeshader 6. Donald Gilleis 9 Carishader 7. John Murdo Mackay 1 Carishader 8. John MAcdonald […]

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    Schools in Uig before the Education Act

    by  • 7 February 2009 • Education • 8 Comments

    From Sanais, 1988, with some additions.

    The first school in the Western Isles was founded shortly after 1610, when the Seaforth Mackenzies gained possession of the island, and in 1680, a report by ‘Indweller’ says that the Seaforth school had done much good, not only for Lewis but also for the adjacent isles. Other schools followed.

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    Donald Maciver at Lemreway

    by  • 4 February 2009 • Education, History • 0 Comments

    Now that the CE na Pairc website is up and running, we’re expecting a good bit of cross-fertilisation between it and ours. A number of significant South Lochs families originated in Uig and we’re working out the connections; and of course Dòmhnall Càm had his airigh there. Meanwhile, our Donald Maciver (An Ataireachd Àrd) was […]

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    by  • 6 October 2008 • Education, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    A circular issued by the County Council of Ross and Cromarty Education Committee to all schools, on 15 June 1955.  Our copy comes from Mangersta School. Dear Sir Temperance It has for some time been felt that, while the policy and practice of the Education Authority as regards Temperance are generally known and appreciated, it […]

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    Valtos Wee Ones, 1923

    by  • 17 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=297,342] Teacher Mary Ann Maciver 11 Kneep, later married Norman Macdonald Reef (Gruaigen) Back: 1. James Macrae Miavaig (Seumas na Cost) 2. Angus Smith 20 Valtos (Prof) 3. Malcolm Mackay 13 Kneep (Kiman) 4. Angus Macdonald 16 Uigen (Gurason) 5. Alasdair Macleod 39 Cliff (Sandy Post) 6. Angus John Macdonald 8 Kneep (Max) Middle: 7. […]

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    Valtos Juniors, 1923

    by  • 17 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=298,354] Back: 1. 2. Malcolm Maclean 26 Valtos (Calum Beag Garbh) 3. Louis Macdonald 11 Reef (Louis na Scallag) 4. Donald Matheson 39 Cliff (Domhnall a Bheiceir) 5. Murdo Macleod 2 Reef (Murchadh Dodge) 6. Donald Macleod 2 Reef (Buganach) 7. Duncan Macdonald 22 Valtos (Donnchadh Silver) Middle: 8. Donald Macdonald 16 Uigen 9. William […]

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    Drawing Lessons in Brenish

    by  • 15 September 2008 • Education • 0 Comments

    From the School Logbook, Islivig School (in Brenish), kept by the teacher Angus Macdonald: 8 August 1903 The Drawing for the past week received the special attention of the Teacher.  The circles & ovals (and forms inv. same) cannot be made witht he same satisfactory results as if linoleum were put round the school, otherwise […]

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    Crowlista School c1952

    by  • 10 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=199,500,333] Teacher:  Mrs Catherine Finlayson, Ardroil Back:  Donald Maciver 8 Crowlista Catherine Ann Macfarlane Balnacille Manse Rachael Mackay 4 Timsgarry Peter M Matheson 24 Crowlista Front: Agnes Macfarlane Bailenacille Manse Jessie Matheson 24 Crowlista Alex M Matheson 24 Crowlista Anna Finlayson 1 Ardroil Dinah Macfarlane Bailenacille Manse.

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    Valtos School 1904

    by  • 7 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 5 Comments

    [singlepic=165,550,245] There were 104 pupils at Valtos School in 1904.  This key may help with the identification. 1 Mr Cameron 2 Flora Maciver Kneep (Floraidh nighean Mairead Alasdair) 3 Christina Mackay 21 Valtos (Cairstiona Rothaich) 4 Mary Matheson Kneep (Mairi Smiodaidh) 5 Betty Buchanan (Beit Dhomhnaill an t-Saighdear) 6 Barbara Maciver 25 Valtos (Bab Tharmoid […]

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    Supplies for Islivig School

    by  • 3 September 2008 • Education, History • 0 Comments

    From the Islivig School log, kept by the teacher Angus Macdonald, who took up his post on 13 May 1903.  The Comann Eachdraidh would very much like to acquire or borrow some schoolbooks of this vintage, in any condition.  If you have some in your loft please let us know. 3 August, 1903 The following […]

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    Religious Instruction at Lochcroistean

    by  • 24 August 2008 • Education, History • 0 Comments

    Joseph L O’Hara was headmaster at Lochcroistean School from 10 January 1894 to November 1899. He was popular with the pupils and well liked by the community, but when asked to remain, he replied that not even if Loch Croistean were full of whisky and Ollashol made of tobacco would he stay on in Uig. […]

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