• Posts Tagged ‘scaliscro’

    The Man from Scaliscro

    by  • 4 February 2011 • People • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, 29 March 1957. Iain Macleod was born in Skipton, Yorkshire in 1913 and was educated at Fettes and Cambridge. He earned his living from playing bridge for a time, before wartime service. After the war he became a Conservative politician, serving as Colonial Secretary and Party Chairman; a significant legacy was […]

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    Christmas at Fort Pitt, 1884

    by  • 25 December 2009 • Emigration • 0 Comments

    Further to the previous item about WJ Maclean of Gisla, who was a Chief Trader with the Hudson’s Bay Company:  an account of the one Christmas he and his family spent at Fort Pitt before it was burned to the ground in April 1885.  This is from an article by W Bleasdell Cameron in The […]

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    The Career of William Maclean

    by  • 23 December 2009 • Emigration, People • 2 Comments

    We’ve mentioned before the story of William “Big Bear” Maclean, who was born in Scaliscro in 1837 and, after his family moved to Gisla, went on to an eventful career with the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada.  His HBC record has recently come to light (thanks to Donald Macaulay, Stornoway) and it gives much more […]

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    Side Schools in Uig II: Morsgail, Scaliscro and Linshader

    by  • 30 March 2009 • Education, Life in Uig • 1 Comment

    More about Uig side schools, the small schools provided for a minimum of three pupils in remote parts.  From research undertaken by Maggie Smith for Hebridean Connections and the Stornoway Gazette; see also Part I and Part III. Lily Macdonald (Lilidh Mhorsgail), born 1918, whose father Finlay Ferguson worked as under-keeper in Kinresort and then […]

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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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    Lochcroistean School, 1958

    by  • 23 July 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    Teacher Babag Smith Back: 1. John Macdonald Carishader 2. Donald A Macdonald Scaliscro 3. Kenny A Mackay Geshader 7 Geshader Middle: 4. Angus Macdonald Scaliscro 5. Agnes Matheson 8 Enaclete 6. Peggy Ann Matheson 8 Enaclete 7. Christina Buchanan Schoolhouse 8. Malcolm K Buchanan 3 Carishader Front: 9. Donald N Gillies 4 Enaclete 10. Donald […]

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    The Sporting Estates of the Outer Hebrides, Past and Present

    by  • 22 July 2008 • Bibliography • 0 Comments

    by David SD Jones, February 2008. An illustrated history of the sporting estates, including Morsgail, Scaliscro, Grimersta, Uig & Hamnaway, Garynahine, Eishken, Barvas, Galson and others.  Information from estate records and game books, detail of tenants and development programmes, and many photographs previously unknown to the Comann Eachdraidh, coming as they do from private collections […]

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    Death of Big Bear Maclean

    by  • 1 July 2008 • Emigration, History, People • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=1045,280,left]William J. Maclean was born at Scaliscro in 1837, son of Angus Maclean, mason, and Ann Macrae, daughter of the farmer Alexander Macrae.  The family had moved to Gisla by 1861.  William emigrated to Canada (his brother Duncan, who remained at Gisla, remembered travelling to Liverpool to see him off) and became factor for the […]

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    Letting Mealista in 1836

    by  • 21 June 2008 • History, Land Issues, Mills • 0 Comments

    A letter dated 1836, from Thomas Knox, Chamberlain of the Lews at Seaforth Lodge to JA Stewart Mackenzie of Seaforth, MP, the Proprietor.  Mealista was cleared in 1838 and the farm let to John Macrae of Kintail (and latterly Harris.) Seaforth Lodge 21 April 1836 Dear Sir I have now the honour to reply to your letter […]

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