• Posts Tagged ‘miavaig’

    Miavaig

    by  • 19 July 2008 • History • 4 Comments

    Rev DA Macrae was born in Miavaig and lived latterly in Harris. He was interviewed by Maggie Smith in November 2004, and died in July 2005. Our home Miavaig House was built in 1855 for my grandfather James Macrae, who was the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and was also an Inspector of the Poor. […]

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    The Postman

    by  • 8 July 2008 • People • 0 Comments

    Malcolm Maclennan, Calum Iain na Clibhe, 38 Cliff, who delivered to Carishader, Miavaig, Cliff, Valtos and Kneep on his bicycle.  (His bicycle may be one outside the post office in 1911 here.)  He worked as a postman for 60 years, finally retiring in 1960 at the age of 77.  Calum Iain received a certificate from the postmaster […]

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    Rev Alexander Macleod

    by  • 7 July 2008 • History, People • 4 Comments

    Alexander Macleod was born in Balachladaich, Stoer, Assynt in 1786. In 1808 he entered King’s College, Aberdeen to study theology and his first post after completing his studies was tutoring the sons of a farmer in Skye. He evidently eloped with the farmer’s daughter, Margaret, which caused much indignation at the time but peace was […]

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    Tornado in West Uig

    by  • 2 July 2008 • History, Weather • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, Local and District News. March 24, 1921 The cyclonic storm which burst over this district on Wednesday last left traces of destruction in its trail here as elsewhere. Fortunately, no lives were lost, though several instances of hairbreadth escapes from flying debris etc, have been mentioned. The roof of the Valtos […]

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    Miavaig PO, 1911

    by  • 30 June 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    The old post office was roughly opposite the harbour road, to the left of the Wilsons’ house.  Evidently all the initials still visible scratched in the door of the byre by the side of the road there were made by the boys hanging around for the post.

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    Àite na Ordaighean: the Place of Worship

    by  • 25 June 2008 • Gàidhlig, History • 0 Comments

    The place name Àite nan Ordaighean in Valtos Glen is still known today and a rough cairn is all that remains in this place of worship. Foot paths descending down the steep sides of the Glen to reach the place of worship are still visible. Those paths indicate the various directions from which many worshippers […]

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