• Transport

    Improvements at Kinlochroag

    by  • 23 August 2011 • Around Uig, Transport • 1 Comment

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    The B8011 at the Kinlochroag bridge is currently being resurfaced, which we’re all very pleased about. The two-span bridge over the water at the head of Little Loch Roag and re-routing of the road was done in 1995-96, as this souvenir guide attests.

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    Uig Cattle Market in 1958

    by  • 25 July 2010 • Crofting, Featured Notes, Transport • 0 Comments

    An account of the cattle sales at Ardroil from the People’s Journal, 27 September 1958. In the Outer Isles the folk who make their living off the land can’t come to the market. So the market goes to them.  And the cattle sales may well decide whether the crofter and his family have a good year or a bad year.

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    Fishing Boats in Uig

    by  • 11 March 2010 • Fishing, History, Transport • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=637,,386] Many thanks to Donald J Macleod of Enaclete and Bridge of Don for his research into the fishing boats of Uig. He adds that these boats used lines and not trawls to catch white fish. It was the end of March and beginning of April that was known as the ‘Hungry month’ in Gaelic [...]

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    School Trip to Bernera, 1952

    by  • 11 January 2010 • Archive photos, Education, Transport • 3 Comments

    Thanks to the comments below from Dolly and Murdina, we now know that this is a joint expedition by Lochcroistean and Mangersta School to see the Bernera Bridge on 25 June 1952, before it was officially opened in 1953.  Of course, it can be seen across Loch Roag from Carishader so the children (at Lochcroistean [...]

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    Intolerable Postal Facilities, 1920

    by  • 22 July 2008 • History, Transport • 0 Comments

    Stornoway Gazette Friday, 16 January 1920 WEST UIG MAIL SERVICE At a meeting held in Crowlista Public School, Miavaig, Lewis, on Tuesday, 30th December 1919 presided over by Col. Lindsay, Morsgail Lodge,Lord Leverhulme’s representative here, and attended by representatives from all the townships of West Uig, it was resolved to lay before the Postmaster General, [...]

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