• Posts Tagged ‘aird’

    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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    audio: Archangel Tar and Sealskin

    by  • 31 July 2008 • Audio, Gàidhlig, Tales & Traditions • 1 Comment

    We have audio!  Dan Finlayson, Ardroil, in conversation with Dolligan’s uncle (?) relating a story about an old cure (in Gaelic).  Click the arrow to play. [audio:project1 sealskin.mp3] Peter (Padruig Mor, 7 Aird, born 1803) had terrible rheumatism, but the fishermen had culled a lot of large seals, so Peter was rolled in a sealskin smeared […]

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    Aird Uig in 1959

    by  • 16 July 2008 • Crofting, History, Land Issues • 0 Comments

      A chapter from Uig, a Hebridean Parish (1960) by Madge Phillips. The little township of Aird is an isolated and old-established crofting settlement along the western side of the steep and narrow valley of the Amhainn Gil na h-Airde three miles north of Crowlista.  After leaving Loch Meacheit, the river flows northward through a gorge […]

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    Tornado in West Uig

    by  • 2 July 2008 • History, Weather • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, Local and District News. March 24, 1921 The cyclonic storm which burst over this district on Wednesday last left traces of destruction in its trail here as elsewhere. Fortunately, no lives were lost, though several instances of hairbreadth escapes from flying debris etc, have been mentioned. The roof of the Valtos […]

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    Plans for Crowlista, Aird and the Bays, 1851

    by  • 1 July 2008 • Emigration, History, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    From the Diary of John Munro Mackenzie, Chamberlain, in 1851: Friday 14 Feby. Met the people of Crowlista, Aird Uig, Carishader, Geshader, Enaclete, Ungeshader and having explained the conditions on which they were to be emigrated, their condition state of arrears etc the following results were arrived at — Crowlista, 6 families, £34.8.4 in arrears, […]

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    Taigh a’Bheannaich

    by  • 22 June 2008 • Archaeology • 2 Comments

    The early Christian chapel or teampull Taigh a’Bheannaich is situated a mile south of Gallan Head (NB 03872 37898) near the headland called Am Beannachadh (The Blessing Place). The interior dimensions of the chapel are approximately 5.5m x 3.3m and the walls are partially collapsed.  The remains of a dozen small cellular buildings surround the […]

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