• Posts Tagged ‘traighnaberie’

    Sgìre Ùige

    by  • 25 January 2011 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig, Placenames • 0 Comments

    Tha Peigi Oighrig NicÌomhair (anns a mheadhan) air iomadh òrain a sgrìobhadh thar na bliadhnaichean. Rugadh Peigi air a’ Chnìp, Sgìre Uig ann an 1926 agus gu dearbha fhèin bha teanga nam bàrd a’ ruith troimh ‘n teaghlach aice. Bha grand uncle dhith ‘Dòmhnall Donn’ na bhàrd baile air a’ Chnìp na latha, agus sgìobh Aonghas Coinneach, bràthair Pheigi fhein, mòran òrain agus rannan.

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    Another find at Kneep

    by  • 11 February 2010 • Archaeology • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=1074,429] From Dave Roberts, first published in Uig News. Thanks to Andrew McVean for the photo of Carol Knott excavating at Kneep Headland. In the middle of January fragments of human bones began to appear in large numbers on the surface of the sand at Kneep headland. The location was very close to the three [...]

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    Dòmhnall Cam and the Blind Woman

    by  • 8 February 2010 • Tales & Traditions • 1 Comment

    We do fairly harp on the heroic stories of Dòmhnall Càm, the local chieftain, warrior and cattle-plunderer, particularly ruthless in wars against the Morrisons of Ness, but there are some deeply unpleasant traditions about him too. The following is from Capt FWL Thomas’s Traditions of the Macaulays (1880). Donald Cam and the Gow Ban [the [...]

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    Uig Gala Day is Saturday 4 July

    by  • 27 June 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=80,387] Gala Day is not to be missed. Here’s (some of) what’s on: Guess the Weight of the Fruit Cake, Guess the Doll’s Birthday, Guess the Number of Sweets, Guess the Weight of the Salmon, Gladiator Duel, Bouncy Castles, Boat Rides, Luxury Boat Ride, Comann Eachdraidh Stall, Football Game, Tombola, Sheep Race, Kiddies Play Area, Whisky [...]

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    Prehistoric Graves Found in Uig

    by  • 24 January 2009 • Archaeology, Vikings, Weather • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=424,366] Susan and Keith Stringer came across evidence of a grave in the dunes above Traigh na Berie, which on excavation was found to contain a crouch burial (in the picture, in the trench at the foot of the stick). From Hebrides News: A human skeleton thought to be 4000 years old has been discovered [...]

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    Finds in 1915

    by  • 26 July 2008 • Archaeology, History, Vikings • 0 Comments

    A letter to the Gazette on 15 October 1917, by “DJM”, Donald J Macleod, Inspector of Schools (not DJ Maciver as previously indicated.) ‘Neiseach’ [from a previous correspondence] maintains there are no pre-Norse Celtic remains in our island. That is not so, I may be able, in a limited way to illustrate at first hand. [...]

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    Uig Museum makes the shortlist!

    by  • 23 July 2008 • CEU • 0 Comments

    We are modestly delighted to have made the Scotsman’s supplement today, in the shortlist for Best Museums in the Western Isles.  Marianne’s lovely cafe at Lochcroistean School is one of the Best Surprises; and Traigh Uig makes the Best Beaches list.  Though surely Traigh na Berie is the best beach in Uig and probably the western world?  (As [...]

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    Possible Wheelhouses on Traigh na Berie

    by  • 18 June 2008 • Archaeology, History • 0 Comments

    Around 8 February 2008, clusters of stones began to emerge from the otherwise unbroken sand in the middle of Traigh na Berie (Reef Beach) on the Valtos peninsula.  Unusual activity on the beach and very low winter tides exposed groups of rocks that had not been seen before.  They are certainly a structure of some sort, [...]

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