• Posts Tagged ‘crowlista’

    Nurse Ruadh, Annie Maclean

    by  • 12 March 2009 • Health & Food • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=585,426] Annie Maclean, Nurse Ruadh, was born to 12 Crowlista in 1872 and served as district nurse in Uig before taking up the post in Tarbert, where she worked until her death in 1940, and was much loved.  The following is from the Stornoway Gazette: It was with deep regret that we learned of the […]

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    Crowlista School 1937

    by  • 28 February 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    Thanks to Roddy Maclean for the scans and Donald Maciver for the names.  Those marked * are still living in 2009. Back Row: 1. Alexander Macleod Crowlista 2. *Malcolm J Macleod 8 Aird 3. John A Maciver 10 Crowlista (later 8 Crowlista) 4. Angus J Macleod 2 Timsgarry 5. John M Macdonald 6 Crowlista 6. […]

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    By Open Sea from Kinlochresort

    by  • 7 October 2008 • Fishing, History • 3 Comments

    An further extract from the unpublished memoirs of Rev Col AJ Mackenzie, born Kinlochresort in 1887.  Here he tells of how the family came to be at Kinlochresort, and also how they left it for the gamekeeper’s house at Uig Lodge.  His account of the pleasures of Traigh Uig is here. My father was a […]

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    A Herring Girl from Crowlista

    by  • 15 September 2008 • Fishing • 1 Comment

    [singlepic=269,303] An account, from the Gaelic, by Christina MacDonald, 25 Crowlista, of her memories of packing the barrels at the herring industry.  The picture above is of unidentified Lewis girls at the herring in an unknown port. See the original Gaelic version here. When you went to the herring for the first time, you had […]

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    A Dol Chun an Iasgaich

    by  • 15 September 2008 • Gàidhlig, History • 0 Comments

    Seo mar a dh’innis Cairistiona Dhòmhnallach, 25 Crabhlastadh mar a bhiodh i a dol chun an iasgaich na h-oige. See the English translation here. Nuair a bhiodh sinn a dol a dh’fhalbh chun a Sgadain airson a’ chiad uair dh’fheumadh sinn an toiseach Màighstear a lorg. ‘S e clann-nighean eile a bhiodh a dèanamh sin […]

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    Crowlista School c1952

    by  • 10 September 2008 • Archive photos, Education • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=199,500,333] Teacher:  Mrs Catherine Finlayson, Ardroil Back:  Donald Maciver 8 Crowlista Catherine Ann Macfarlane Balnacille Manse Rachael Mackay 4 Timsgarry Peter M Matheson 24 Crowlista Front: Agnes Macfarlane Bailenacille Manse Jessie Matheson 24 Crowlista Alex M Matheson 24 Crowlista Anna Finlayson 1 Ardroil Dinah Macfarlane Bailenacille Manse.

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    The Crowlista Boat

    by  • 3 September 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Late 1940s. Donald Alec Matheson 22 Crowlista Alexander Macleod 13 Crowlista Alex George Macleod 13 Crowlista Roderick Maclean 8 Timsgarry Murdo Nicolson 1 Crowlista Donald Maclean 15 Crowlista  

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    The Hattersley Loom

    by  • 29 August 2008 • Archive photos, History, Life in Uig, Wool & Weaving • 3 Comments

    Dol’ol at the loom (photo by John Blair).  From an article for Uig News by Dave Roberts: After the First World War there were ex-servicemen who had lost a hand, and one of the reasons for introducing the Hattersley domestic semi-automatic treadle powered loom to the island, was to give them an opportunity to make […]

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    Donald Maciver and An Ataireachd Àrd

    by  • 10 August 2008 • Bàrdachd, Emigration, Gàidhlig • 7 Comments

    Donald Maciver was born in Crowlista in 1857, son of John Maciver, the Gaelic schoolmaster and missionary, and they lived in Ness and then South Lochs.  Donald also became a teacher, at Lemreway (see the school log), Breasclete and latterly Bayble. The family had come from Carnish, just across the sands, which had been cleared […]

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    Rev David Watson

    by  • 3 August 2008 • Church, History, People • 0 Comments

    After Rev Alexander Macleod and the entire congregation left the established Church in 1843 for the Free Church, the manse at Baile na Cille was vacant for nearly two years. In 1845, David Watson, a native of Croy, educated in Aberdeen, was received as a probationer and required to preach in Uig on 16 February 1845, […]

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    More Macaulays of Uig

    by  • 30 July 2008 • Genealogy, History • 0 Comments

    Letter to the Gazette, 5 May 1921: Sir – I observed in your columns the other week an interesting article re the origin of the Clan Macaulay and Lord Macaulay’s ancestors. We have no definite historical proof that the Macaulays are of a Scandinavian origin. The name Macaulay is admittedly pure Norse, also their appearance […]

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    Crowlista School, c1966

    by  • 30 July 2008 • Archive photos, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    As we’re in Crowlista… thanks to Donald and Cathie Mary for the list of names. Teachers Miss Ann Macdonald Stornoway and Mrs Catherine Finlayson Ardroil. Back: 1. Iain Morrison Brenish (Dola) 2. Chris-Ann Maclean Brenish 3. Pat Matheson 4 Ardroil 4. Joan Maclean Brenish 5. Chrissie M Matheson 4 Ardroil 6. Jessie Margaret Maclean Brenish […]

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    Rental Paid in 1725

    by  • 27 July 2008 • History, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    Having been on the losing side in the Jacobite rising of 1715, the Seaforths had to forfeit their lands to the Crown. These were then administered by a body of Commissioners for a number of years (though the Seaforths were eventually allowed to buy them back, because no other buyer could be found.) It appears […]

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