• News & Events

    Lochcroistean Reunion

    by  • 3 June 2009 • Education, News & Events • 0 Comments

    Marianne hosted a lovely evening for about forty past pupils of Lochcroistean school, and their spouses, on the 130th anniversary of the opening of the school. [slideshow=35] If the slideshow isn’t working for you, the pictures are also in the Gallery.

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    Lochcroistean School Reunion, Saturday 30 May

    by  • 21 May 2009 • Education, History, News & Events • 0 Comments

    Next month marks 130 years since Lochcroistean School was first opened, under the first headmaster, John Smith from Valtos, and accommodating children from the bays district:  Enaclete, Ungeshader, Geshader and Carishader.  The first entries in the school log: Thursday 5th June 1879 School was opened by the Rev John Campbell F. Ch. Minister with prayer. […]

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    Community Archaeology Project, Kneep Headland

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

    The Valtos Trust is hosting a visit from Tom Dawson of the SCAPE Trust (Scottish Coast Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion; www.scapetrust.org) on 4 May 2009. Tom and the Comhairle archaeologist Mary Macleod will visit Kneep Headland, the site of significant Bronze, Iron and Viking-age burials, which is visibly blowing away. (In last week’s […]

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    Kinloch…Somewhere, 23 February

    by  • 13 February 2009 • Entertainments, News & Events • 0 Comments

    Theatre Hebrides are bringing Kinloch…Somewhere to Uig on 23 February – a one-man black comedy, written by Eric John Macdonald and starring Iain Macrae. Both are Uigeachs: Eric is well-known around Uig and Iain comes from the Miavaig Macraes. [singlepic=456,320,240,,left]Where did it all go wrong? Brian, once TV’s idealistic young heartthrob Dr. Brodie, sits in […]

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    Waulking Songs at the Ceilidh, 10 Feb

    by  • 3 February 2009 • News & Events, Video • 0 Comments

    Our monthly ceilidh sessions are about to resume, the next on Tuesday 10 Feb from about 8pm, at the Museum at Uig Hall.  This time we’ll be joined by Maggie Smith and the participants of the traditional song workshop, who will sing some women’s work songs, including waulking songs.  All welcome, to join in or […]

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    The GAMA Award, 2009

    by  • 30 January 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    The Gatliff Trust and the Angus Macleod Archive have combined forces to establish the GAMA (Gatliff Angus Macleod Archive) award, offering funds to a student or researcher at a British college or university for the summer of 2009. The purpose of the award is to encourage research on an aspect of history, geography, culture or […]

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    Talk: Dr Mary Macleod on Vikings, Fri 30 Jan

    by  • 27 January 2009 • News & Events, Vikings • 0 Comments

    Dr Mary Macleod, the council archaeologist, will give an illustrated talk in Uig this week on Viking settlement in Scotland with particular reference to the Western Isles, and will also touch on the recently-discovered prehistoric graves on Traigh na Berie, which were excavated last week. Uig Hall, 7.30pm, Friday 30 January.  All welcome; tea served; […]

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    Gaelic Karaoke: Seinn Thu Fhèin

    by  • 22 January 2009 • Entertainments, Gàidhlig, News & Events, Video • 1 Comment

    Pròiseact nan Ealan and Murray International Language Centre, both in Stornoway, have collaborated on the production of a new Gaelic Karaoke DVD, to be launched this Friday (23 January) at Celtic Connections in Glasgow.  There are nine songs in the collection, including Eilean an Fhraoich, Hè mo Leannan and our own Fear a’Bhàta, with the […]

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    Shetland Hamefarin 2010

    by  • 18 December 2008 • News & Events • 1 Comment

    In June 2010, Shetland will be hosting a Hamefarin, something they do every decade or so.  A fortnight of special events will be designed to attract Shetlanders around the world home to visit, and will also raise the profile of Shetland and its products.  There’s a website and a first newsletter. With Year of Homecoming […]

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    Talk: Traditional Boats and Boatbuilding in the Islands

    by  • 12 November 2008 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    John Macaulay, the well-known boatbuilder from Flodabay, Harris, will give a talk on Traditional Boats and Boatbuilding in the Islands at Uig Community Centre this Friday, 14 November, at 7.30pm.  John is in the process of repairing The Rose for the Comann Eachdraidh and will also give an update on that project. Refreshments will be […]

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    Lochcroistean School Reunion, 1 November

    by  • 4 October 2008 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    Marianne extends an invitation to all ex-pupils of Lochcroistean School to meet up and reminisce at the school (which is now a cafe) on Saturday 1 November from 5pm onwards. Partners are welcome too.  Soup, sandwiches and tea will be provided; and bring your own bottle if you wish.  Please bring along any old school […]

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    Uig Bazaar, 4 October

    by  • 1 October 2008 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    This Saturday at the Hall, a Bazaar with offerings from all the community groups in Uig, and a tea.  The museum will be open and CE Uig will have a stall, selling books, chessmen and Hnefatafl sets. We might set up a life-sized Hnefatafl game as well… yes, we will teach you the rules. Saturday […]

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    Overheard in Uig

    by  • 16 September 2008 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    Two fankside philophers on the Good Night Out in Uig, being presented by B8011 (that’s the Uig theatre company, and also the road to Uig) – which is on Friday 26 September at 8pm at Uig Community Centre.  £6/£3, tickets on the door, cash bar. WE SEE A BOILER-SUITED FIGURE LEANING ON THE TOP BAR […]

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