• Posts Tagged ‘mangersta’

    Old Mangersta

    by  • 13 January 2012 • Crofting, Genealogy, Land Issues • 2 Comments

    Mangersta, like most occupied townships in Lewis, was relotted in 1849, with 15 crofts laid out and tenancies and rents allocated. Here we give the full tenant list for 1849-50, with tenancy and family changes up to the (voluntary) clearing of the village in 1872, when the people went mostly to Doune Carloway.

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    Gamekeeper finds missing airman, 1959

    by  • 6 June 2010 • Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, 7 July 1959: The Commanding Officer of the R.A.F. station at Aird Uig has expressed gratitude to gamekeeper Donald Morrison of Mangersta, who on Tuesday found an airman who had been missing from the station. The man was Senior Aircraftsman Thomas Douglas, who was on Wednesday reported to be “quite alright” […]

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    Sandy and Mary, 1959

    by  • 6 May 2010 • Archive photos, Life in Uig, People • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=1119,827] From the Stornoway Gazette supplement, 18 December 1959. Wedding bells have been ringing in Mangersta for the past year. Cupid started at one end of the village leaving a spate of marriages in his trail. The most recent of these was solemnised in the East Church, Inverness, on the 10th November when Mary Morrison, […]

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    Uig is “honoured and delighted”

    by  • 3 November 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    The press release (3 November 2009) from the Uig community on the announcement of the St Kilda Centre decision.  Detail of the Uig vision for Ionad Hiort is now on its own page, where updates will also appear. The community group in the Uig area of Lewis which has promoted the area’s claim to host […]

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    A St Kilda Centre in Uig?

    by  • 29 October 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    After months of consultation, Mangurstadh in Uig has been recommended as the preferred site for the proposed St Kilda Centre.  From Hebrides News: Following an independent feasibility study, funded by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and LEADER, the St Kilda Centre Working Group has announced the recommendations made by Jura Consultants in […]

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    Uig Shortlisted for the St Kilda Centre

    by  • 11 September 2009 • History • 3 Comments

    Uig has been bidding for consideration as the site of the proposed St Kilda Centre, and we’re pleased to hear that Mangersta in Uig is one of the shortlisted sites, along with Leverburgh in Harris and Cleitreabhal in North Uist. This press release outlined Uig’s vision for the Centre. The Uig area of Lewis is […]

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    Scouting in Uig

    by  • 11 September 2009 • History • 1 Comment

    Pictures also viewable here if the slideshow doesn’t work for you. [slideshow=43] Thanks to Iain Watson for these pictures and his memories of scout camps in Uig. The pictures were all collected by Don Laing, who used to be a Scout Leader in Stornoway for many years from the early 60’s until he died in […]

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    Side Schools in Uig I: Ardbheag

    by  • 20 March 2009 • Education • 1 Comment

    From research undertaken by Maggie Smith for Hebridean Connections and the Stornoway Gazette.  See also Part II and Part III. After the Education Act of 1872, children throughout the country were entitled to an education, and a side school could be provided in remote districts where there were at least three children; a single junior […]

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    Schools in Uig before the Education Act

    by  • 7 February 2009 • Education • 8 Comments

    From Sanais, 1988, with some additions.

    The first school in the Western Isles was founded shortly after 1610, when the Seaforth Mackenzies gained possession of the island, and in 1680, a report by ‘Indweller’ says that the Seaforth school had done much good, not only for Lewis but also for the adjacent isles. Other schools followed.

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    Norman Morrison’s Testimony

    by  • 4 December 2008 • Crofting, Emigration, History, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    On 4 June 1883 the Napier Commission, chaired by Lord Napier, was in Miavaig to take evidence from crofters and others on issues surround land management and tenancy.  Among those interviewed was Norman Morrison, crofter and fisherman at Brenish, aged 61, who stated he had two milk cows, three young beasts, between fifteen and twenty sheep, […]

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    A Lady of the Upper End

    by  • 23 October 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=333,500] Another one needing identification.  The photo comes from 10 Mangersta and the lady is believed to belong to the family, and to have come from the Upper End, but we don’t know for certain who she is.  

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