• Archive photos

    The House at 35 Cliff

    by  • 25 October 2009 • Archive photos, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    The house at 35 Cliff is currently being renovated – here are three pictures from the collection of the late Joan Maciver of the house at the time of previous improvements.  In the middle photo the new kitchen is being added. [singlepic=939,396] [singlepic=938,329] [singlepic=940,392]

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    Taigh a’Chladaich, Ungeshader

    by  • 29 June 2009 • Archive photos • 5 Comments

    Some of the Smiths who lived at 2 Ungeshader, and their house, Taigh a’Chladaich, right on the shore there.  In the first photo are Annie Smith (Anna Chladaich), Mary Smith (Mairi Choinnich), Effie Smith (Eiric Choinnich), Annie Smith (Banntrach Choinnich Oig), and Kenny Dan Smith. [singlepic=697,342] [singlepic=696,334]

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    Valtos School, 1948

    by  • 22 June 2009 • Archive photos, Education, History • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=665,357] Teacher: Sophie Macsween (Macleod). Thanks to Mary Peggy Mackay for putting the names to the faces. Back 1. John Angus Mackay 7 Reef 2. Dan Buchanan 7 Valtos 3. DA Morrison 13 Reef 4. Calum Ian Buchanan 8 Valtos 5. Archie Macdonald, FP Manse Middle 6. John Andrew Buchanan 7 Valtos 7. Donald C […]

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    Valtos School 1966-67

    by  • 21 May 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 1 Comment

    [singlepic=633,357] Photo taken by Aneas Maclean, nephew of Mrs Jessie Macdonald 24 Valtos, while on student placement.  We’ll expect the gaps to be filled in promptly: if not, I’ll be waylaying the others. Teachers: Mrs Alexina Macleod, Shawbost Mr Donald John Macleod (Inky), Carloway Front Row: 1. Calum Macdonald (Titch) 22 Valtos 2. Donella Matheson […]

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    Carishader Boys

    by  • 18 May 2009 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=626,600] Angus Hugh Smith (2 then 7a Carishader) and Angus Macritchie, North End Carishader.  We assume the pram is unoccupied.  Not entirely sure where this is but perhaps Mackay’s shop in Carishader?

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    Ciorstaidh Mhòr

    by  • 5 May 2009 • Archive photos, Gàidhlig, People

    [singlepic=620,390] Ciorstaidh Mhòr, Christina Matheson, was born in 1861 in Enaclete, a daughter of William Ruadh and a sister of William Dearg.  Her father came with his family to Geshader in the late 19th century and built this house at 2 Geshader, on the hillside overlooking the loch on the right as you drive into […]

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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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    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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    Unidentified at the Airigh

    by  • 1 February 2009 • Archive photos, History • 1 Comment

    Six pictures on the moors, unidentified or at least they’ve lost their name tags.  If you can recognise any faces, or the airighs, please comment (referring to the picture by number.)  These and many others to come will all go in the Gallery – so far we’ve had one tremendous success, with the Crowlista wedding. […]

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