• Archive photos

    Summer Outing, 1950s

    by  • 8 July 2008 • Archive photos, Entertainments, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

      The first tea-break on an outing from Uig to Harris; the stop was on the main road in the dip by the Leurbost road end.  Peter Smith on the melodeon.  Clockwise from the suit: 1. (in the suit) Angus Macdonald 11 Geshader (Anga) 2. Effie Mackenzie Earshader (Eiric Six) 3. Cathie Margaret Macleod 2 […]

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    The Uig Team, early 1930s

    by  • 4 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Back: Donald Morrison 13 Reef (Weedan) Calum Smith Uigen (The Puny) Donald Matheson 39 Cliff (Domhnall a’Bheiceir) Middle Malcolm Mackay (Kimon) Murdo Matheson Uigen John Macdonald 8 Kneep (Max) Front Donald Mackay 21 Valtos Kenneth John Mackay 31 Valtos Murdo Nicolson Crowlista Donald Macleod 2 Reef  

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    At Àirigh an Fhorsa

    by  • 3 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

      New photos from Mairi Peigi Maclennan at Cliff.  Àirigh an Fhorsa (NB118227, behind Coduinn) was used by Valtos and Cliff, including for just two seasons after WW2.  In the pictures are William Maclennan 36 Cliff, Ann Matheson (Anna a’Bheiceir) and her brother Calum 39 Cliff and Chirsty Smith 21 Valtos.  

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    Miavaig PO, 1911

    by  • 30 June 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    The old post office was roughly opposite the harbour road, to the left of the Wilsons’ house.  Evidently all the initials still visible scratched in the door of the byre by the side of the road there were made by the boys hanging around for the post.

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    Lochcroistean School, 1946-7

    by  • 30 June 2008 • Archive photos, History • 0 Comments

      How about another school photo.  Click to enlarge. Back:  Annabella Matheson (Babag) Teacher Murdo Morrison 1A Ungeshader William Faulkner Macdonald 11 Geshader Angus Morrison 1A Ungeshader Neil Macdonald 11 Geshader John Macdonald 11 Geshader Donald Finlay Macleod 8 Carishader Norman Maciver Teacher Third row:  Christine Macdonald 3 Geshader Agnes Smith Croistean Cottage Maggie Bell […]

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    TB Day

    by  • 29 June 2008 • Archive photos, History • 0 Comments

    An Là TB was 18 June 1929, the day TB Macaulay, 8th in line from Domhnall Cam and then president of Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, returned to his ancestral home. He spent the day in Valtos and it seems most of Uig turned out for him.  While on the island he opened the […]

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    Excursion to Ness, 1928

    by  • 22 June 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    An Uigeachs’ excursion to Ness in 1928.  Left to right: Mary Macaulay (Maireag na Lodge) Lady from Shawbost? Catherine Morrison, Carnish (later Mrs Matheson, 6 Ardroil) Dan Finlayson, 1 Ardroil Jessie Mackenzie (Jessie Alasdair Bhig), Aird Mrs Finlayson, 1 Ardroil John Smith (Iain Shiadair), 13 Ardroil Peter Macritchie (Taillear), 4 Ardroil Chirstag Finlayson (Chirstag an […]

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    Wedding of Dr John and Catherine Macdonald

    by  • 22 June 2008 • Archive photos • 12 Comments

    This picture hung unidentified in the museum for some time; thanks to Peter Macdonald, it’s now known to be the wedding of Dr John Macdonald, 5 Crowlista, and his wife Catherine who had Uig and Stornoway connections.  See the comments for detail – and many thanks to Peter for clearing up the mystery.

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