• Posts Tagged ‘stkilda’

    Life under St Kilda

    by  • 5 March 2010 • Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    There is a set of spectacular photos of the marine world under St Kilda, over on the new Ionad Hiort website. Many thanks to the photographer Paul Kay.  Click on the fish to see more. St Kilda has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site under both natural and cultural criteria; in 2004 the WHS [...]

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    St Kilda seeks archaeologist

    by  • 13 February 2010 • Archaeology, News & Events • 0 Comments

    From the National Trust for Scotland website: The National Trust for Scotland is recruiting for an Archaeologist based in Inverness and on St Kilda. St Kilda has an outstanding historic environment dominated by 19th & 20th century remains with a time-depth that belies the archipelagos remote North Atlantic position and it is the only mixed [...]

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    St Kilda Centre group launched in Uig

    by  • 3 February 2010 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    Press release from Buidheann Leasachaidh Ionad Hiort (The St Kilda Centre Development Group), 3 February 2010: A public meeting in Uig, Lewis, this week formally established an organisation to pursue the remit of creating the St Kilda Centre/Ionad Hiort as a major visitor attraction for the Western Isles. The initiative follows the selection of a [...]

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    St Kilda Management Plan Consultation

    by  • 24 December 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    St Kilda, one of only 24 dual-status World Heritage Sites, is management by the National Trust for Scotland, which is revising its five-year Management Plan for the islands and seeking input from stakeholders on a number of issues. Responses are invited from anyone with an interest in St Kilda: you don’t have to live in [...]

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    Provisions for St Kilda, and the Austrian shipwreck

    by  • 5 December 2009 • Fishing, Health & Food, History, Weather • 0 Comments

    Winter was always a difficult time for the inhabitants of St Kilda, but the winter of 1876-77 was unusual.  From the Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, 1878: When the factor, Mr M’Kenzie, with MacLeod’s vessel, did not put in an appearance in autumn last year [1876], as usual, the inhabitants at [...]

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    Uig welcomes the St Kilda Centre decision

    by  • 17 November 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    A statement from the Uig St Kilda group, 17 Nov 2009. More on the issue here and Uig’s vision here. We are very pleased that the Working Group has confirmed its recommendation of Mangurstadh as the location for Ionad Hiort/the St Kilda Centre. It is particularly welcome that Jura Consultants have responded so robustly and [...]

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    St Kilda features on new banknote

    by  • 16 November 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    From the Press & Journal, 16 February 2009: An image of a bygone era on the Hebridean island of St Kilda features on a banknote which enters circulation today. The picture features ancestors of father and son Norman and John Gillies. They appear on a new Clydesdale Bank £5 note, sitting outside a row of [...]

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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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    St Kilda Centre Update

    by  • 21 October 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    Uig is vying with North Uist and Harris to be the site of the proposed St Kilda Centre.  Our Uig location is the Geodha Sgoillte, between Mangurstadh and Islivig where the road is closest to the cliff edge, on a brownsite bearing the scant remains of a wartime radar station. Written proposals have been submitted [...]

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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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    The Hiort Mail Boat Arrives in Uig, 1885

    by  • 30 August 2009 • Health & Food, History • 2 Comments

    As Hiort Weekend continues, here’s a piece contributed by Alasdair Shearer (Aird/Australia) from the Celtic Magazine.  The BBC programme An t-Hiortach, about the last surviving evacuee Norman Gillies and his return visit to the island, is available on the iPlayer now (UK only and until 5 Sept), and for those who get BBC Alba, there [...]

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    Latha Hiort | St Kilda Day

    by  • 22 August 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    Latha Hiort is 29 August, the first St Kilda Day marking (as part of Homecoming Scotland 2009) the anniversary of the day the last natives of the island evacuated it forever in 1930.  A programme of events has been organised by Pròiseact nan Ealan (the Gaelic Arts Agency), producers of Opara Hiort, the St Kilda [...]

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    Faith and Charity in St Kilda, 1697

    by  • 29 June 2009 • Church, History • 0 Comments

    From Martin Martin’s 1697 account of a voyage to St Kilda. (Photo by Scotproof) The inhabitants are Christians, much of the primitive temper, neither inclined to enthusiasm nor to popery. They swear not the common oaths that prevail in the world; when they refuse or deny to give what is asked of them, they do [...]

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    Cross-incised slab found on St Kilda

    by  • 21 October 2008 • Archaeology • 0 Comments

    From Hebrides News, 20 October 2008: Archaeologists working on St Kilda, the National Trust for Scotland’s dual World Heritage Site have discovered a cross-inscribed slab that had previously gone unnoticed on the island.  Staff from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) found the cross on a piece of stone [...]

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