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Uibhist Tìr Mo Ghràidh / Home Sweet Home

Uibhist Tìr Mo Ghràidh Beurla gu h-ìosal / English below An t-seachdainsa, fhuair mi an cothrom a dhol dhachaigh airson latha neo dha a thaobh obair. Chaidh mi fhèin is Seonaid, an Tasglannaiche agus am manaidsear agam, shìos a dh’ … Continue reading

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Seachdain a’ Mhòid / Royal National Mod Week

Beurla gu h-iosal / English text below Abair seachdain trang a tha gu bhith againn an t-seachdainsa agus am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail air ais anns na h-Eileanan an Iar. Airson an t-seachdain seo, tha sinn air stuth Gàidhlig agus rudan … Continue reading

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Rèidio, Rannsachadh agus Pàipear ‘Marble’

‘Se Dihaoine a th’ann agus an t-seachdain sa bha mi smaointinn gum biodh e freagarrach blog Gàidhlig a’ sgrìobhadh. An t-seachdain sa bha mi a’ dèiligeadh le luchd-rannsachaidh agus a’ freagairt ceistean a bha air tighinn a-staigh agus aon rud … Continue reading

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Poor Relief Records and Insects!

Can’t believe its Friday already and my third week is almost finished. This week I have been mainly researching the Poor Relief Records of the Parish of Stornoway and finding out about some interesting people and their stories. It always … Continue reading

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Hello and Welcome!

New blogger Alert! I suppose I better introduce myself first and then tell you a bit about me and the work I will be doing. My name is Shona MacLellan, I am an Uibhisteach (someone from Uist) living in Lewis … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Bragar post office

There are only a few images of the West Side in the Western Isles Libraries’ postcard collection held in Stornoway.  This one depicts the Bragar post office and Lakefield House.

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Friday photo: Barpa Langass

The Barpa Langass site in North Uist is a must see place for anyone visiting the island.  I’m not sure the additional cairns atop of it as depicted in this postcard are still there, but do let us know if … Continue reading

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Friday photo: A typical Lewis village

Every village, hamlet and settlement in the Outer Hebrides is special but I’m not sure how the people of North Tolsta would feel about their village being called “typical” as this postcard states! I’m pretty sure some of these houses are … Continue reading

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Friday photo: The Mill Pool

I always find something quite calming about the lochans of the Uists (and to that matter other parts of the islands). I don’t know much about this particular Mill Pool (actually, I know nothing about it!), but I like the … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Loch Skipport

Today is my last day with the Heritage Service as I live to take up a new archive job elsewhere in Scotland.  I’ve had a great 4 years here and have been very lucky to meet and talk with many … Continue reading

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