• Posts Tagged ‘strome’

    At Strome

    by  • 24 December 2009 • Archive photos, Crofting, Life in Uig • 1 Comment

    [singlepic=1046,357] A very unseasonable picture:  a party from Reef, out at Strome for peats in fine weather.  Angus Mackay (an Gagan), James Morrison (Seumas Mhurchaidh Seumais), Christina Mackay, Peggy Macritchie (Peggy an Irish) and Murdo Macdonald (Morgan). Share

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    Placenames: Geshader and Strome

    by  • 10 May 2009 • Placenames • 0 Comments

    Geshader Placenames

    Key placenames and landmarks around the township of Geshader, the inlet to Little Loch Roag (the Sruth, next to #18), and the deserted settlement at Strome, as prepared by Finlay and Kenneth Maciver.  There are many more placenames, which we’ll publish once we’ve worked out how best to present them; meanwhile there’s Enaclete too.  Compare [...]

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    Macpherson the Wheelwright

    by  • 13 August 2008 • Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    Photo by rojabro. This isn’t strictly an Uig tale, though one episode takes place on the Flannans, and there is a suggestion that Macpherson may be the grandfather of Kenneth Macpherson the catechist from Bayhead, who married Ann Smith from Strome and Valtos and lived in Ness.   It’s offered in the hope that someone may be [...]

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    We ♥ Strome

    by  • 25 July 2008 • History • 0 Comments

    Pictures from our Comann Eachdraidh outing to Strome.  A strupag to get started, then we split up:  some went up the hill, some went to the famous wall and attempted to find the burial ground and some went to Drovinish.  We convened again for sausages, watermelon and tea… all in all a fabulous day.   Many thanks to Anna [...]

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    Members’ Outing to Strome, 24 July

    by  • 14 July 2008 • CEU, News & Events • 0 Comments

    Members and their guests are invited to join us for an outing with Seatrek to Strome on Thursday 24 July, to have a look at the village and shielings there.  The itinerary is flexible and may take in some islands in Loch Roag.  £10; depart from Miavaig at 10am with Seatrek – weather permitting, of [...]

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    Strome

    by  • 2 July 2008 • History • 0 Comments

      Strome was a small settlement on Loch Strome in Loch Roag – today difficult to access by land, but in the days when much travel was done by sea, not so far off the beaten track.  in the early years of the 19th century the hamlet was occupied by Smiths (closely related to the Smiths of [...]

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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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