• Posts Tagged ‘geshader’

    Geshader Gallery

    by  • 4 February 2012 •  • 0 Comments

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    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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    Spring Cleaning in 1851

    by  • 9 January 2012 • Emigration, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    Ruins at Carnish

    The late 1840s were years of desperation in Lewis (as elsewhere), with much of the population near to starvation and dependent on ‘destitution meal’ from the Proprietor. The solution that presented itself was assisted and effectively compulsory emigration; here are the numbers fixed on for emigration from Uig in 1851.

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    Spring Cleaning in 1851

    by  • 9 January 2012 •  • 2 Comments

    The late 1840s were years of desperation in Lewis (as elsewhere), with much of the population near to starvation and dependent on ‘destitution meal’ from the Proprietor, Sir James Matheson, who according to the Poor Law Act of 1845 was obliged to do something about his famished tenants. Weakened, overcrowded and in many cases without [...]

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    Loch Roag Rents & Arrears 1824

    by  • 6 March 2011 •  • 0 Comments

    A list of tenants in the villages and settlements around Loch Roag, with their rents and arrears in 1824; from the Seaforth Muniments (estate papers). Township Tenant Rent Arrears Carishader Murdoch Macaulay £ 5.12.6 £ 21.1.8½   Malcolm Macdonald £ 5.12.6 £ 16.12.11   Angus Martin £ 5.12.6 £ 13.1.3   Donald Matheson £ 5.12.6 [...]

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    Geshader Tenants 1867

    by  • 19 September 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    From Estate papers, tenants of Geshader in 1867. No. Tenant Rent 1 James Macdonald £ 3.6.0 2 William Matheson £ 3.1.0 3 Farquhar Macdonald £ 2.16.0 4 Kenneth Maciver £ 3.1.6 5 Donald Maciver £ 3.8.6 6 Malcolm Macdonald £ 3.8.6 7 Kenneth Macdonald £ 2.6.0 8 Murdo Macleod £ 2.6.0 9 Angus Macleod £ [...]

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    The Crofting Year

    by  • 25 July 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    The Crofting Year in Geshader, as told by Finlay Maciver (born 1930 in Geshader). The first task of the crofting year in Geshader was taomadh – this was turning the earth in the ditch at the side of the runrig (feannag), putting it on top of runrig, where the crop had grown the previous year. [...]

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    People and Places of Geshader

    by  • 25 July 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    From Finlay Maciver, born 1930 in Geshader, an account of the people and places that made up the village. See also his piece on the crofting year in Geshader. [singlepic id=363 w=300 float=left] Behind croft No 6 Geshader there was a walled area called Leas Chonnich Fhionnlaigh. Kenneth Maclean had been evicted from Vuia Mhor [...]

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    Geshader | Geisiadar

    by  • 22 July 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    Geshader was occupied relatively late, by people coming in from other parts of the district in the mid-19th century. Only Grasivig by the shore, now No. 11, seems to have had a long occupation. Geshader is a village of 11 crofts located on a peninsula into Loch Roag. The croft numbers progress from the road [...]

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    Lochcroistean School, c1928

    by  • 4 November 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 3 Comments

    [singlepic=946,373] Lochcroistean School, c1928. Teachers Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff and Donald Macarthur, Carloway. Back Row:1. Angus Hugh Smith, 2 Carishader 2. Angus John Macdonald, 6 Carishader 3. Donald Macritchie, 4 Enaclete 4. Donald John Mackay, 6 Geshader 5. Malcolm John Smith, 2 Ungeshader 6. Donald Smith, 2 Ungeshader 7. Donald Gillies, 9 Carishader 8. John [...]

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    by  • 25 June 2009 • Crofting, History, Life in Uig, Mills • 1 Comment

    From Lewsiana, by W Anderson Smith (1874, 1896). During the autumn and winter the grain is prepared at leisure as potatoes are first consumed, or nearly so, before the meal is much run upon. When in urgent need of meal, the grain is sometimes dried in an iron pot on the fire, and then taken [...]

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    Banais Una

    by  • 4 June 2009 • Audio, Entertainments, Gàidhlig • 2 Comments

    Verses written by Norman “Conter” Macleod, am Bard Bochd and for many years headmaster at Lochcroistean, on the occasion of the marriage of Agnes Smith, Lochcroistean, to Kenny Maclennan, 15 Kneep.  It was sung at the wedding by Kenny Dan Smith, 2 Ungeshader; and the reading here is by Finlay Maciver Carishader (click the arrow). [...]

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    Lochcroistean Reunion

    by  • 3 June 2009 • Education, News & Events • 0 Comments

    Marianne hosted a lovely evening for about forty past pupils of Lochcroistean school, and their spouses, on the 130th anniversary of the opening of the school. [slideshow=35] If the slideshow isn’t working for you, the pictures are also in the Gallery. Share

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    Placenames: Geshader and Strome

    by  • 10 May 2009 • Placenames • 0 Comments

    Geshader Placenames

    Key placenames and landmarks around the township of Geshader, the inlet to Little Loch Roag (the Sruth, next to #18), and the deserted settlement at Strome, as prepared by Finlay and Kenneth Maciver.  There are many more placenames, which we’ll publish once we’ve worked out how best to present them; meanwhile there’s Enaclete too.  Compare [...]

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    Ciorstaidh Mhòr

    by  • 5 May 2009 • Archive photos, Gàidhlig, People

    [singlepic=620,390] Ciorstaidh Mhòr, Christina Matheson, was born in 1861 in Enaclete, a daughter of William Ruadh and a sister of William Dearg.  Her father came with his family to Geshader in the late 19th century and built this house at 2 Geshader, on the hillside overlooking the loch on the right as you drive into [...]

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    by  • 3 April 2009 • Life in Uig • 1 Comment

    [singlepic=612,327] Taken this afternoon from Ganstotl on Loch Roag (back of Geshader), looking to Eilean Garbh and Cliatasaigh (left), with Bernera in the distance.  It was blowing a bit. Share

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