• Land Issues

    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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    Plans for Kneep and Valtos, 1851

    by  • 22 June 2008 • History, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    From the Diary of John Munro Mackenzie, Chamberlain of the Lews.  Reef had been cleared of its 186 tenants a few years previously . In the end, Kneep was never cleared, though many did emigrate from both Valtos and Kneep. Wednesday 12 February, 1851 Wrote letters to Stornoway [from Callanish], afterwards proceeded to Reef and […]

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    Letting Mealista in 1836

    by  • 21 June 2008 • History, Land Issues, Mills • 0 Comments

    A letter dated 1836, from Thomas Knox, Chamberlain of the Lews at Seaforth Lodge to JA Stewart Mackenzie of Seaforth, MP, the Proprietor.  Mealista was cleared in 1838 and the farm let to John Macrae of Kintail (and latterly Harris.) Seaforth Lodge 21 April 1836 Dear Sir I have now the honour to reply to your letter […]

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