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    Abhainn Dearg: the Peacemaker Launch

    by  • 12 March 2010 • Health & Food, News & Events • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=1083,387] Abhainn Dearg, the new whisky from Uig, will not be whisky until 2011 but thanks to the intrepid Leodhaisiach Mike Donald and his colleagues, a small cask of the new spirit is lying cosseted in a cellar in Glasgow. MacSorley’s Music Bar on Jamaica Street will be the venue for a tasting of the […]

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    The Chessmen Talk (not literally)

    by  • 8 March 2010 • Chessmen, History, News & Events, Vikings • 1 Comment

    [singlepic=1081,320,240,,left]Comann Eachdraidh Uig played host last week to a visit from two experts on the Lewis Chessman, who hit the headlines in November with their theories relocating the find-site to Mealista, rather than Ardroil. Dr David Caldwell, Keeper of Scotland and Europe at the National Museum of Scotland, and Dr Mark Hall, curator at Perth […]

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    St Kilda seeks archaeologist

    by  • 13 February 2010 • Archaeology, News & Events • 0 Comments

    From the National Trust for Scotland website: The National Trust for Scotland is recruiting for an Archaeologist based in Inverness and on St Kilda. St Kilda has an outstanding historic environment dominated by 19th & 20th century remains with a time-depth that belies the archipelagos remote North Atlantic position and it is the only mixed […]

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    St Kilda Centre group launched in Uig

    by  • 3 February 2010 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    Press release from Buidheann Leasachaidh Ionad Hiort (The St Kilda Centre Development Group), 3 February 2010: A public meeting in Uig, Lewis, this week formally established an organisation to pursue the remit of creating the St Kilda Centre/Ionad Hiort as a major visitor attraction for the Western Isles. The initiative follows the selection of a […]

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    Uig Shop’s new mystery van

    by  • 17 January 2010 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    From the Scotsman, 17 January 2010: THE owners of one of the remotest shops in the country were celebrating yesterday after a “mystery millionaire” bought a new £16,000 delivery van to ensure the community does not run out of stock. Read more »

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    St Kilda Management Plan Consultation

    by  • 24 December 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    St Kilda, one of only 24 dual-status World Heritage Sites, is management by the National Trust for Scotland, which is revising its five-year Management Plan for the islands and seeking input from stakeholders on a number of issues. Responses are invited from anyone with an interest in St Kilda: you don’t have to live in […]

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    Uig welcomes the St Kilda Centre decision

    by  • 17 November 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    A statement from the Uig St Kilda group, 17 Nov 2009. More on the issue here and Uig’s vision here. We are very pleased that the Working Group has confirmed its recommendation of Mangurstadh as the location for Ionad Hiort/the St Kilda Centre. It is particularly welcome that Jura Consultants have responded so robustly and […]

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    St Kilda features on new banknote

    by  • 16 November 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    From the Press & Journal, 16 February 2009: An image of a bygone era on the Hebridean island of St Kilda features on a banknote which enters circulation today. The picture features ancestors of father and son Norman and John Gillies. They appear on a new Clydesdale Bank £5 note, sitting outside a row of […]

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    New Theories on the Uig Chessmen

    by  • 10 November 2009 • Chessmen, News & Events, Vikings • 0 Comments

    An article published in Mediaeval Archaeology this week raises some questions about the origins of the Uig Chessmen.  From the BBC today: New research has cast doubt on traditional theories about the historic Lewis Chessmen. The 93 pieces – currently split between museums in Edinburgh and London – were discovered on Lewis in 1831. But […]

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    Uig is “honoured and delighted”

    by  • 3 November 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    The press release (3 November 2009) from the Uig community on the announcement of the St Kilda Centre decision.  Detail of the Uig vision for Ionad Hiort is now on its own page, where updates will also appear. The community group in the Uig area of Lewis which has promoted the area’s claim to host […]

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    A St Kilda Centre in Uig?

    by  • 29 October 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    After months of consultation, Mangurstadh in Uig has been recommended as the preferred site for the proposed St Kilda Centre.  From Hebrides News: Following an independent feasibility study, funded by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and LEADER, the St Kilda Centre Working Group has announced the recommendations made by Jura Consultants in […]

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    St Kilda Centre Update

    by  • 21 October 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    Uig is vying with North Uist and Harris to be the site of the proposed St Kilda Centre.  Our Uig location is the Geodha Sgoillte, between Mangurstadh and Islivig where the road is closest to the cliff edge, on a brownsite bearing the scant remains of a wartime radar station. Written proposals have been submitted […]

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    Latha Hiort | St Kilda Day

    by  • 22 August 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    Latha Hiort is 29 August, the first St Kilda Day marking (as part of Homecoming Scotland 2009) the anniversary of the day the last natives of the island evacuated it forever in 1930.  A programme of events has been organised by Pròiseact nan Ealan (the Gaelic Arts Agency), producers of Opara Hiort, the St Kilda […]

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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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    Uig Gala Day is Saturday 4 July

    by  • 27 June 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=80,387] Gala Day is not to be missed. Here’s (some of) what’s on: Guess the Weight of the Fruit Cake, Guess the Doll’s Birthday, Guess the Number of Sweets, Guess the Weight of the Salmon, Gladiator Duel, Bouncy Castles, Boat Rides, Luxury Boat Ride, Comann Eachdraidh Stall, Football Game, Tombola, Sheep Race, Kiddies Play Area, Whisky […]

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