• Posts Tagged ‘enaclete’

    Miavaig, Carishader and the Bays in 1959

    by  • 1 August 2008 • History • 0 Comments

    A chapter (abridged) by Annis Heawood from Uig:  A Hebridean Parish (1960).  Photo by Chris Murray. The district here described includes Gisla, near the head of Little Loch Roag, Enaclete, Ungeshader and Geshader, on the western shores of Loch Roag proper. All these are strung out on or close to the main road. Miavaig, like Gisla, […]

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    The Marquis of Stafford in Loch Roag

    by  • 28 July 2008 • Emigration, History • 0 Comments

    At the end of April 1851, following his tour of the island to assess the number of tenants who were to be helped to emigrate to Canada,  the Chamberlain John Munro Mackenzie travelled to Glasgow, in the company of Sir James Matheson and his wife who were proceeding to London, to make the arrangements.  Mackenzie had considerable difficulty finding […]

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    Lochcroistean School, 1958

    by  • 23 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Teacher Babag Smith Back: 1. John Macdonald Carishader 2. Donald A Macdonald Scaliscro 3. Kenny A Mackay Geshader 7 Geshader Middle: 4. Angus Macdonald Scaliscro 5. Agnes Matheson 8 Enaclete 6. Peggy Ann Matheson 8 Enaclete 7. Christina Buchanan Schoolhouse 8. Malcolm K Buchanan 3 Carishader Front: 9. Donald N Gillies 4 Enaclete 10. Donald […]

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    JD in the Glen

    by  • 21 July 2008 • History • 0 Comments

    Travelling east down Glen Valtos from Timsgarry, just past the first quarry on the left, you can see the stones which spell out JD. Ahead on your right is the steep zig-zag path, which the Uig women descended with the creels of peat on their backs. JD was James Drummond and this marks the spot […]

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    Another Uig Outing, 1930s

    by  • 19 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Lovely hats but we haven’t yet identified any of the ladies – ideas welcome.   Click for closer inspection.  Yes I know you’re not old enough to have been around then. Back 1.  Driver John Macaulay 8 Islivig (Sgail) 2. – 8. ? Middle 9. Calum Murdo Macleod, 17 Uigen (Bidan) 10. Angus Mackay, 1 Carishader […]

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    Seòldairean na Bàgh

    by  • 17 July 2008 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig • 0 Comments

    Verses about the boys from the Bays, by Donald Macleod (Dòmhnall Eachainn) of 10 Geshader, who was born in 1874 and spent his working life in Glasgow.  This hasn’t seen the light of day for some time; thanks to the family for providing it. Bho Ghiosladh gu Gràsabhaig ‘S h-uile h-ait ‘s na cuiltean sin ‘S na seòldairean […]

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    Plans for Crowlista, Aird and the Bays, 1851

    by  • 1 July 2008 • Emigration, History, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    From the Diary of John Munro Mackenzie, Chamberlain, in 1851: Friday 14 Feby. Met the people of Crowlista, Aird Uig, Carishader, Geshader, Enaclete, Ungeshader and having explained the conditions on which they were to be emigrated, their condition state of arrears etc the following results were arrived at — Crowlista, 6 families, £34.8.4 in arrears, […]

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    Calum “You Were Never in Java” Smith

    by  • 1 July 2008 • Emigration, History, People • 0 Comments

    Malcolm Smith (Calum Gobha) born circa 1775 is believed to be from Kneep, son of John Smith, and he had a smithy in Enaclete. He was the first croft tenant on 3 Enaclete but moved to No. 9, and eventually emigrated in old age to Winslow, Quebec, Canada in 1855 with his family. Calum was an Old Soldier, having enlisted […]

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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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