• Posts Tagged ‘lochs’

    Scramble for Rural Houses (1949)

    by  • 28 June 2009 • History, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    “The wanderlust of the Uigeach”, from the Stornoway Gazette, 30 December 1949. Swedish timber houses allocated to West Uig are not to be built there. Owing to the depopulation of the district there is very little chance of finding tenants. When this news was given to the Lewis District Council by the chairman, Councillor John [...]

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    Martins of Uig

    by  • 7 September 2008 • Genealogy, History • 0 Comments

    There have been very few Martins in Uig over the last two hundred years, but Martins in other parts of Lewis and Harris can trace their line back to the district. Lewis Maciver, Tacksman of Gress, was in Uig on business when he came across a poor widow and her three children.  Her husband and [...]

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    An Dotair Ruadh

    by  • 23 July 2008 • History, Land Issues, People • 2 Comments

    (picture of Valtos and Kneep by Chris Murray) An Dotair Ruadh, Donald Macaulay, seventh in line from Dòmhnall Càm, was the son of Dòmhnall mac Sheorais, the tacksman of Linshader who himself became something of a legend because of his size and strength. His son has come down in tradition as equally renowned, but for [...]

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