• Posts Tagged ‘cliff’

    The Congested Districts Board 1898-1912

    by  • 12 January 2012 •  • 0 Comments

    The Congested Districts Board was established by the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act of 1897, on the model of the Congested Districts Board for Ireland, to improve industries and infrastructure in the crofting counties which suffering from overpopulation and poverty (see Powers below). Initially 56 parishes or parts of parishes in the north, west and islands [...]

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    Valtos Marriages 1824-1869

    by  • 18 February 2011 •  • 0 Comments

    The following marriages, all involving at least one Valtos family, are extracted from the Old Parish Register of the Established Church in Uig. Not all marriages were registered and the date may refer to the calling of banns, rather than an actual wedding. The dip in numbers from 1844 onward is no doubt due to [...]

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    Valtos Tenants 1867

    by  • 22 August 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    From Estate papers, a list of tenants and their rents in 1867 – including Cliff. No. Tenant Rent 1 Angus Smith £ 1.6.0 2 John Mackay (Roy) £ 2.6.0 3 Angus Morison Jr £ 3.16.0 4 Donald Maclennan (Angus) £ 4.6.0 5 James Morison £ 2.16.0 6 Angus Macaulay £ 2.16.0 7 John Buchanan Jr [...]

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    Cliff | Cliobh

    by  • 22 July 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    A small village on Camas na Clibhe, between high cliffs on both sides, and at the head of Loch Sgaillear. Valtos and the neighbouring village of Cliff were once one, with croft numbers running from 1 to 39 Valtos. Cliff is now a separate village with crofts numbering only 35 to 39, while Valtos addresses [...]

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    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. Share

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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] Share

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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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