• Posts Tagged ‘geshader’

    Spring Cleaning in 1851

    by  • 9 January 2012 • Emigration, Land Issues • 0 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. 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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    April

    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.

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