• Archive photos

    Annie and Donald 1952

    by  • 3 August 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    The wedding of Annie Macdonald 11 Geshader and Donald Macdonald, Kirkibost and Gisla, at Ceann Langabhat. Kate and John (Lion) Macdonald, 11 Geshader Effie And John Macdonald, Gisla Donald and Annie Nora and Catherine, the bride’s sisters Cairistiona, their niece  

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    Eathar na h-Airde

    by  • 1 August 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    The Aird Boat, below Gallan Head. At the oars Donald Macleod 2 Aird (Dòmhnall Bàn) and John Macleod 8 Aird (an Gille). Date unknown but Donald was born in 1870 and John in 1879, so if the identification is accurate, this could be about 1920.

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    Crowlista School, c1966

    by  • 30 July 2008 • Archive photos, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    As we’re in Crowlista… thanks to Donald and Cathie Mary for the list of names. Teachers Miss Ann Macdonald Stornoway and Mrs Catherine Finlayson Ardroil. Back: 1. Iain Morrison Brenish (Dola) 2. Chris-Ann Maclean Brenish 3. Pat Matheson 4 Ardroil 4. Joan Maclean Brenish 5. Chrissie M Matheson 4 Ardroil 6. Jessie Margaret Maclean Brenish […]

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    On the Dancefloor

    by  • 29 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    On the dancefloor by Lochcroistean with the Geshader, Ungeshader and Lochcroistean cousins, at a birthday party for one of the Smith girls (recently returned from Boston) c1935. Mother Peggy Smith Lochcroistean; Mary Smith (LC); Dolina Smith (LC); Hetty Macleod (10G); Malcolm J Smith (2U); Marion Macdonald (4G); Kenina Smith (2U); Murdanie Maciver (4G); Peter Smith […]

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    Valtos School 1952

    by  • 27 July 2008 • Archive photos • 3 Comments

    Teachers Donald Maclean Shawbost and Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff Back: 1. Donald N Morrison 32 Valtos 2. Norrie Mackay 31 Valtos 3. Dol Angus Mackay 30 Valtos 4. Calum Iain Buchanan 8 Valtos 5. John Angus Mackay 7 Reef 6. Donald M Morrison 32 Valtos 7. John Angus Buchanan 7 Valtos Middle: 8. Donald Buchanan […]

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    Coming from the Valtos Shieling

    by  • 26 July 2008 • Archive photos • 5 Comments

    Valtos men at Gisla, returning from the shielings (both Airigh an Fhorsa NB117226 and Airigh Bo Nighean Mhuirich NB 105224 – thanks Calum) with creels of butter, crowdie and cheese.  Murdo Smith 30 Valtos (Murchadh Gobha), Calum Buchanan 7 Valtos (Calum a’Bhodaich), Donald Mackay 15 Valtos (Dòmhnall a’Chreagain) and Norman Buchanan 8 Valtos (Tarmod Sham) in […]

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    Four Uigeachs in Sydney

    by  • 24 July 2008 • Archive photos, Emigration, Military & Police • 2 Comments

    Four Uigeachs in Sydney, Australia, circa 1916.  From left, Malcolm Morrison 8 Mangersta (Zinc), Norman Smith ex 2 Ungeshader (Tarmod Choinnich), Donald Smith 2 Ungeshader (Coisich) and Donald Macdonald 22 Valtos (Dòmhnall Daoighear). Three were seamen on HMS Orama that patrolled in the south seas, on shore leave whilst in for bunkers and stores.  The […]

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    Lochcroistean School, 1958

    by  • 23 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Teacher Babag Smith Back: 1. John Macdonald Carishader 2. Donald A Macdonald Scaliscro 3. Kenny A Mackay Geshader 7 Geshader Middle: 4. Angus Macdonald Scaliscro 5. Agnes Matheson 8 Enaclete 6. Peggy Ann Matheson 8 Enaclete 7. Christina Buchanan Schoolhouse 8. Malcolm K Buchanan 3 Carishader Front: 9. Donald N Gillies 4 Enaclete 10. Donald […]

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    Valtos School 1928-9

    by  • 21 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Teachers Bella Macaskill (Lochs/Goathill) and Frank Maciver (Back) Back: 1. John Macaulay 23 Valtos (lost WW2) 2. Dol Angus Macrae Miavaig (Rev) 3. Donald Norman Macdonald 22 Valtos (lost WW2) 4. Angus Macdonald 16 Uigen (lost WW2) 5. Malcolm Mackay Valtos 6. John Macdonald Kneep 7. Alexander Macleod 39 Cliff 8. Norman Macdonald 22 Valtos […]

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    Another Uig Outing, 1930s

    by  • 19 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Lovely hats but we haven’t yet identified any of the ladies – ideas welcome.   Click for closer inspection.  Yes I know you’re not old enough to have been around then. Back 1.  Driver John Macaulay 8 Islivig (Sgail) 2. – 8. ? Middle 9. Calum Murdo Macleod, 17 Uigen (Bidan) 10. Angus Mackay, 1 Carishader […]

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    Valtos School 1954

    by  • 18 July 2008 • Archive photos • 1 Comment

    (click to enlarge) Headmaster Donald Maclean Shawbost; Teacher Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff Back Row: 1. Donald Maciver 8 Crowlista 2. Calum Iain Buchanan 8 Valtos 3. Peggy Morrison 3 Valtos 4. Gladys Goodge Miavaig 5. Murdina Buchanan 7 Valtos 6. Agnes Mackay 4 Carishader 7. Donald Buchanan 7 Valtos 8. Peter M Matheson Crowlista Third Row: […]

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    The Kneep Boat

    by  • 16 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

      Identification sorted: 1. Donald Macleod Kneep (am Buthaide – the Puffin, because of his nose) 2. Donald Maclennan 15 Kneep ( Dòmhnall Iain Seonaid) 3. Iain Macdonald 8 Kneep (Max)  4. John Maciver 7 Kneep (Iain Dhòmhnaill Duinn, son of the bard) 5. John Maclennan 1 Kneep (Iain a’Rothaich, Iain Dhòmhnaill Dhòmhnaill Choinnich, or Shag) 6. Angus […]

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    Valtos School 1958

    by  • 13 July 2008 • Archive photos, History • 0 Comments

    (click to enlarge) Headmaster Donald Maclean Shawbost, Teacher Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff Back Row:  1. Calum A Mackay 13 Kneep 2. Malcolm Smith 20 Valtos 3. Murdanie Macdonald 24 Valtos 4. Andrew Mackay 13 Kneep 5. Murdo Maclennan 36 Cliff 6. Norman Morrison 1 Ungeshader 7. Donald J Montgomery Islivig 8. Donald J Morrison 13 Reef […]

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