• Posts Tagged ‘cliff’


    by  • 17 January 2010 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    These studio portraits are all from the early years of the 20th century – except the first, which is a tintype (I think) and seems to be earlier. They are unidentified, but came from the collection of Joan Maciver, Cliff. If you know who they might be, please comment.

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    The House at 35 Cliff

    by  • 25 October 2009 • Archive photos, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    The house at 35 Cliff is currently being renovated – here are three pictures from the collection of the late Joan Maciver of the house at the time of previous improvements.  In the middle photo the new kitchen is being added. [singlepic=939,396] [singlepic=938,329] [singlepic=940,392]

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    Wartime Wedding Telegrams

    by  • 25 October 2009 • Entertainments, Life in Uig, WWII • 0 Comments

    For next year, Uig Museum will be mounting a display of wedding and christening objects, and we’re very keen to collect any items, stories, photographs and archives connected with these events in Uig over the years.  Naturally we don’t need to take ownership of them, unless you’d like to give them a safe home – […]

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    Home-made Clothes

    by  • 17 July 2009 • Life in Uig, People, Wool & Weaving • 0 Comments

    Another item from the endlessly entertaining Lewsiana, by W Anderson Smith (1874/1886). From the fact that every crofter owns a few sheep, wool is naturally the first and most important article in use [in clothing]. This is often torn from the animal, Shetland fashion, in place of being clipped. More wretched looking creatures than these […]

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    Interned at Groningen in 1914

    by  • 30 October 2008 • History, Military & Police, WWI • 12 Comments

    This unidentified sailor with the Naval Division is believed to be one of those interned in Holland in 1914.  The picture was taken at Groningen, and comes to us from 10 Mangersta.  Is he one of the Uigeachs listed below who spent the war in “HMS Timbertown”?  The following was written by Dave Roberts for […]

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    A Gig for the Reverend Mackenzie

    by  • 11 September 2008 • Church, History • 1 Comment

    The Highland News, 5 July 1913: On Wednesday, 2nd inst., the Rev Allan Mackenzie, parish minister of Uig, received a deputation from his congregation who presented him with a handsome new trap and carriage rug.  Mr John Matheson Aird said that when the congregation understood how much the minister required a new trap, they entered […]

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    Valtos School 1904

    by  • 7 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 5 Comments

    [singlepic=165,550,245] There were 104 pupils at Valtos School in 1904.  This key may help with the identification. 1 Mr Cameron 2 Flora Maciver Kneep (Floraidh nighean Mairead Alasdair) 3 Christina Mackay 21 Valtos (Cairstiona Rothaich) 4 Mary Matheson Kneep (Mairi Smiodaidh) 5 Betty Buchanan (Beit Dhomhnaill an t-Saighdear) 6 Barbara Maciver 25 Valtos (Bab Tharmoid […]

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    Donald Càm’s Early Career

    by  • 22 August 2008 • History, Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    From Rev William Matheson’s History of the Macaulays: The tradition among some of his descendants today is that Dòmhnall Càm was the least formidable of his father’s sons in point of physical strength.  It is related, for example, that, when at archery practice near his home above one end of Traigh na Clibhe, he was […]

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    Valtos School 1952

    by  • 27 July 2008 • Archive photos • 3 Comments

    Teachers Donald Maclean Shawbost and Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff Back: 1. Donald N Morrison 32 Valtos 2. Norrie Mackay 31 Valtos 3. Dol Angus Mackay 30 Valtos 4. Calum Iain Buchanan 8 Valtos 5. John Angus Mackay 7 Reef 6. Donald M Morrison 32 Valtos 7. John Angus Buchanan 7 Valtos Middle: 8. Donald Buchanan […]

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    Valtos School 1928-9

    by  • 21 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Teachers Bella Macaskill (Lochs/Goathill) and Frank Maciver (Back) Back: 1. John Macaulay 23 Valtos (lost WW2) 2. Dol Angus Macrae Miavaig (Rev) 3. Donald Norman Macdonald 22 Valtos (lost WW2) 4. Angus Macdonald 16 Uigen (lost WW2) 5. Malcolm Mackay Valtos 6. John Macdonald Kneep 7. Alexander Macleod 39 Cliff 8. Norman Macdonald 22 Valtos […]

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    by  • 19 July 2008 • History • 4 Comments

    Rev DA Macrae was born in Miavaig and lived latterly in Harris. He was interviewed by Maggie Smith in November 2004, and died in July 2005. Our home Miavaig House was built in 1855 for my grandfather James Macrae, who was the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and was also an Inspector of the Poor. […]

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    Valtos School 1954

    by  • 18 July 2008 • Archive photos • 1 Comment

    (click to enlarge) Headmaster Donald Maclean Shawbost; Teacher Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff Back Row: 1. Donald Maciver 8 Crowlista 2. Calum Iain Buchanan 8 Valtos 3. Peggy Morrison 3 Valtos 4. Gladys Goodge Miavaig 5. Murdina Buchanan 7 Valtos 6. Agnes Mackay 4 Carishader 7. Donald Buchanan 7 Valtos 8. Peter M Matheson Crowlista Third Row: […]

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