• Posts Tagged ‘cliff’

    Mairead Maclennan, 36 Cliff

    by  • 14 July 2008 • People • 2 Comments

    Mairead Maclennan was born to 36 Cliff (at Craigard, on the hill opposite where the houses are now) in 1883.  She went to work in Paisley as a seamstress for J&P Coats, the manufacturers of sewing cotton, at Ferguslie Park.  She was the only one in the house with a German sewing machine and when […]

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    Valtos School 1958

    by  • 13 July 2008 • Archive photos, History • 0 Comments

    (click to enlarge) Headmaster Donald Maclean Shawbost, Teacher Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff Back Row:  1. Calum A Mackay 13 Kneep 2. Malcolm Smith 20 Valtos 3. Murdanie Macdonald 24 Valtos 4. Andrew Mackay 13 Kneep 5. Murdo Maclennan 36 Cliff 6. Norman Morrison 1 Ungeshader 7. Donald J Montgomery Islivig 8. Donald J Morrison 13 Reef […]

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    The Postman

    by  • 8 July 2008 • People • 0 Comments

    Malcolm Maclennan, Calum Iain na Clibhe, 38 Cliff, who delivered to Carishader, Miavaig, Cliff, Valtos and Kneep on his bicycle.  (His bicycle may be one outside the post office in 1911 here.)  He worked as a postman for 60 years, finally retiring in 1960 at the age of 77.  Calum Iain received a certificate from the postmaster […]

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    At Àirigh an Fhorsa

    by  • 3 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

      New photos from Mairi Peigi Maclennan at Cliff.  Àirigh an Fhorsa (NB118227, behind Coduinn) was used by Valtos and Cliff, including for just two seasons after WW2.  In the pictures are William Maclennan 36 Cliff, Ann Matheson (Anna a’Bheiceir) and her brother Calum 39 Cliff and Chirsty Smith 21 Valtos.  

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    Colonials Return, 1918

    by  • 26 June 2008 • History • 0 Comments

    Excerpts from Stornoway Gazette, Local and District News (Uig) April 5th, 1918 FRIENDS FROM ACROSS THE SEA: One of the few pleasurable results of this terrible and miserable war is the occasional opportunity offered to friends and relations at home of meeting and welcoming friends and relations from beyond the seas – friends whom, in the […]

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    The Sheep Year in Valtos

    by  • 17 June 2008 • Crofting, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    In years gone by, practically all the sheep belonging to Valtos and Cliff spent the winter on the hill grazings, out as far as the Morsgail boundary, but in those days they were all hardy Blackfaces. Nowadays some people are trying for bigger fatter lambs for the mainland market, and using Texel, Cheviot or Suffolk […]

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