• Vikings

    Viking Farmers and Shepherds in Uig

    by  • 6 August 2008 • History, Placenames, Vikings • 1 Comment

    from Donald John Macleod, Enaclete and Aberdeen We look upon the Vikings as seafaring rovers who spent their lives raiding and plundering. However, it is evident from place names that some Vikings settled in Uig where they cultivated the land and tended their sheep and cattle. The following Uig placenames are of interest in this […]

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    Finds in 1915

    by  • 26 July 2008 • Archaeology, History, Vikings • 0 Comments

    A letter to the Gazette on 15 October 1917, by “DJM”, Donald J Macleod, Inspector of Schools (not DJ Maciver as previously indicated.) ‘Neiseach’ [from a previous correspondence] maintains there are no pre-Norse Celtic remains in our island. That is not so, I may be able, in a limited way to illustrate at first hand. […]

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    The Origins of the Macaulays of Uig

    by  • 18 July 2008 • Genealogy, History, Vikings • 0 Comments

    From Rev William Matheson, Mac Gille Chaluim, in his Families of Lewis series in the Stornoway Gazette: Most West Highland clans have to go back some seven hundred years to find their eponymous ancestor.  If the Macaulays of Lewis conform to this pattern, we should look for the original Olafr or Aulay about the beginning […]

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