• Posts Tagged ‘bailenacille’

    Baile na Cille Cemetery

    by  • 21 November 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    [singlepic id=1220 w=600 float=center] The cemetery at Baile na Cille, on a low rise projecting onto the Uig Sands just below the old manse, is oval in shape, approximately 33m by 40m and bound by a retaining wall.  Within are numerous low, unmarked stones, 34 inscribed stones, and the outline of walls at the highest [...]

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    Parish of Uig, 1749

    by  • 26 July 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    A letter from the minister at Baile na Cille, Norman Morrison, to a committee of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, dated 15th October 1749. Reverend Sir, In return to the queries sent to us from your committee appointed by the late General Assembly for preparing a plan for the augmentation of ministers’ [...]

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    Before the Dingwall Sheriff

    by  • 14 March 2011 • Life in Uig, Military & Police • 0 Comments

    George Gillies, residing at Grista [Erista], and John Maclean, residing at Fimisgarry [Timsgarry], in the parish of Uig and Island of Lewis, accused of having broken into the parish church of Uig, and stolen therefrom a waterproof coat, some carpenters’ tools, and a pane of glass, pleaded not guilty.

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    Tales of Aonghas nam Beann

    by  • 1 February 2011 • Church, Education, People, Tales & Traditions • 2 Comments

    [singlepic id=1167 w=200 float=left] We’ve looked before at the remarkable Angus of the Mountain. The little stories surrounding his life and faith are numberous – here are a few more abridged from Macfarlane’s Men of the Lews (1924): His mental constitution was not of gun-metal. It was weak and of the wool-gathering order. People said [...]

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    Aonghas nam Beann

    by  • 11 July 2010 • Church, Education, People, Tales & Traditions • 1 Comment

    Angus nam Beann was a well-known figure in Uig at the time of the Revivals, and ever since.  The following is from John Macleod’s History of the Church in Uig. Angus MacLeod’s father was a shepherd in the hills of Uig towards the border with Harris, and this is where Angus was born. So it [...]

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    The Reverends Norman Morrison

    by  • 2 February 2010 • Archive photos, Church, People • 5 Comments

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    A photo of the Rev Norman Morrison, with his wife, sister (behind him) and children. Rev Morrison was minister at Baile na Cille from 1931 to 1950. He wasn’t the first of that name in Uig; the third known minister in Uig was also Norman Morrison, 1742 to 1777, who was a grandson of John Morrison, tacksman at Bragar – known in the archives as Indweller.

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    Upright in Uig

    by  • 17 January 2010 • Church, History • 0 Comments

    Rev Alexander Macleod arrived in Uig 1824 and evidently had a powerful influence on his congregation.  In the first years of his ministry a number of stories arose demonstrating the (new) piety and upright behaviour of the people of Uig – perhaps exaggerating somewhat the change that had been brought about. In any case Uig [...]

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    The Minister We Never Had

    by  • 14 November 2009 • Church, History, Land Issues • 3 Comments

    Hugh Munro was minister at Baile na Cille for 46 years, until his death on 1 May 1823.  He was replaced the following year by Alexander Macleod, but there was nearly a different minister in Uig, which, given Rev Macleod’s strong attachment to and leading role in the evangelist movement that was just beginning to [...]

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    The Norse Mills of Lewis | Muilnean Beaga Leòdhais

    by  • 22 September 2009 • Archaeology, Crofting, History, Life in Uig, Mills • 1 Comment

    [singlepic=936,388] The cause of my sadness is the mill’s decline, Not getting what I need for my baking. -Calum Ruairidh Bhàin (Calum Mackay, Bragar) The Norse Mills of Lewis by Dr Finlay Macleod (Acair, 2009) is surely the most comprehensive volume imaginable on our horizontal mills – including their construction and use, context in world [...]

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    The New FP Church

    by  • 7 August 2009 • Church • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, May 1951. An event of outstanding interest took place in the Parish of Uig on Wednesday, 16th May, when the new Free Presbyterian Church at Miavaig was opened. The Ref JA Macdonald, Applecross, the former minister of Uig, conducted divine worship and preached an able discourse from Matt xxi, v13. The [...]

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    Schools in Uig before the Education Act

    by  • 7 February 2009 • Education • 8 Comments

    From Sanais, 1988, with some additions.

    The first school in the Western Isles was founded shortly after 1610, when the Seaforth Mackenzies gained possession of the island, and in 1680, a report by ‘Indweller’ says that the Seaforth school had done much good, not only for Lewis but also for the adjacent isles. Other schools followed.

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