Work is underway in Reef on a new commemorative landmark commissioned by the Bhaltos Community Trust to mark the impact of land reform in Uig and throughout the island. The monument has been designed by Will Maclean and Marion Leven, who also created those at Pairc, Aignish and Gress.
26 Treasures brings together 26 writers, responding in 62 words to selected objects from the National Museum of Scotland. Amongst the inspirations are the Uig Chessmen. Exhibition on at NMS from 1 Dec 2011 to 29 Jan 2012.
Following their Scottish tour, which culminated in a day’s ceilidh in Uig, some of the Chessmen have gone over the water for a winter at the Met.
Six Lewis Chessmen from the collections of National Museums Scotland and the British Museum are to go on display for a short time at Uig Museum on Tuesday 13 September. All welcome, admission free.
Baile na Cille Church in Uig will be opened to the public for two days in September as part of the 21st Doors Open Days event in Scotland.
The Uig Chessmen, found here on Traigh Uig in 1831, are returning to Uig for a single day on 13 September 2011. To mark the occasion, Uig Community Centre and the Comann Eachdraidh are raffling a Berserker.
The Comann Eachdraigh Uig AGM was held last week in the community centre, with tea and cakes and a slide…
Rhoda Bamsey, from Cliff, is running from Barra to the Butt in support of the Linda Norgrove Foundation. If you’d…
An RCAHMS archaeological team has completed a detailed survey of the virtually-inaccessible island of Borerary, in the St Kilda archipelago, uncovering evidence of a farming community date possible to the Iron Age.
A new addition to the museum this month is the bell from the shipwrecked Esra, kindly loaned by John Murdo Mackay, 1 Carishader. The bell was used at Buth Iain Uisdean, his grandfather’s shop.
The latest video from Uig Media, shot in Uig by Keith Stringer, with Iain ‘Baba’ Maciver. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwhxVDKERy4
The Clan Morrison Society of North America is sponsoring a project to allow people of Morrison ancestry to use this new tool, and the findings may be of significance to other old Lewis families.
The (still unnamed) Uig Walking Group went out on Saturday in fine weather – to Suainebhat and out the peat road. The next outing is Saturday 19 February to Carnish, round the old village and out to the beaches, with an option extension on rougher ground along the coast towards Mangersta.
The 2011 Census is approaching: Census Night is Sunday 27 March 2011. Courtesy of the Scotland’s Census team, here’s the history of it.
Stornoway Coastguard is under threat of closure or downgrading to a daylight-hours-only service. There is virtually universal opposition to the proposals, most urgently and vocally from the coastal communities. Those of us living by the sea are acutely aware of the value of local knowledge, local contacts and extensive experience. Read on for info and links.
Starting next week (25 Aug) a team from Durham University Department of Archaeology will be in Uig to investigate some of the archaeological sites in the area, reviewing excavations from 10 years ago and preparing a publication. Two public events.
Welcome to the new-but-familiar CEUig.com. I hope it helps you to discover stories you may have missed previously. It’s also a little more robust behind the scenes, and has room for more in-depth resources that weren’t fitting on the front page very well. So what’s new here?
The National Museum of Scotland is presenting a month-long programme of music that draws on the Lewis Chessmen for inspiration,…
See the full gallery here. I was behind the mussel stand for most of it so the selection is…
Thanks to all who have filled in our wee survey (if you haven’t yet, please do.) Not surprisingly there…