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    A Lady of the Upper End

    by  • 23 October 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=333,500] Another one needing identification.  The photo comes from 10 Mangersta and the lady is believed to belong to the family, and to have come from the Upper End, but we don’t know for certain who she is.  

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    At the Bernera Shieling

    by  • 7 October 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=327,375] This may be one of the Bernera shielings, just off the main road near Scaliscro road end; the girls, so far unidentified, would therefore be from Bernera.  The fellow with the cream is John Macleod 5 Enaclete, and the other is Angus Mackay, Aonghas ‘an Uisdean, 1 Carishader, who used to drive his father’s […]

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    Pensioners’ Outing 1985

    by  • 20 September 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=299,236] A day out organised by Uig Community Council in 1985. Forty-three Uig folk went to the Cabarfeidh in Stornoway and then toured South Lochs, having tea in what was then the Cleiteir Hotel. A few of these are also in the 1923 Valtos School pictures below. Left to right: 1. Alasdair Macleod 39 Cliff […]

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    Valtos Wee Ones, 1923

    by  • 17 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=297,342] Teacher Mary Ann Maciver 11 Kneep, later married Norman Macdonald Reef (Gruaigen) Back: 1. James Macrae Miavaig (Seumas na Cost) 2. Angus Smith 20 Valtos (Prof) 3. Malcolm Mackay 13 Kneep (Kiman) 4. Angus Macdonald 16 Uigen (Gurason) 5. Alasdair Macleod 39 Cliff (Sandy Post) 6. Angus John Macdonald 8 Kneep (Max) Middle: 7. […]

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    Valtos Juniors, 1923

    by  • 17 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=298,354] Back: 1. 2. Malcolm Maclean 26 Valtos (Calum Beag Garbh) 3. Louis Macdonald 11 Reef (Louis na Scallag) 4. Donald Matheson 39 Cliff (Domhnall a Bheiceir) 5. Murdo Macleod 2 Reef (Murchadh Dodge) 6. Donald Macleod 2 Reef (Buganach) 7. Duncan Macdonald 22 Valtos (Donnchadh Silver) Middle: 8. Donald Macdonald 16 Uigen 9. William […]

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    Emily on Blackhouses

    by  • 10 September 2008 • Archive photos, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=243,500,305] The picture is of the blackhouse at 3 Ardroil; the following is from Emily Macdonald’s Twenty Years of Hebridean Memories (1939): When I first came to Lewis [in 1919], there were still a few houses which did not possess a chimney, and in these the fire was in the middle of the living-room floor with […]

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    Crowlista School c1952

    by  • 10 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=199,500,333] Teacher:  Mrs Catherine Finlayson, Ardroil Back:  Donald Maciver 8 Crowlista Catherine Ann Macfarlane Balnacille Manse Rachael Mackay 4 Timsgarry Peter M Matheson 24 Crowlista Front: Agnes Macfarlane Bailenacille Manse Jessie Matheson 24 Crowlista Alex M Matheson 24 Crowlista Anna Finlayson 1 Ardroil Dinah Macfarlane Bailenacille Manse.

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