Monthly Archives: August 2014

Friday photo: Kisimul Castle

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week in the Outer Hebrides was gloriously sunny.  I was lucky enough to be in Barr and Monday and Tuesday and so an image of Kisimul Castle seems appropriate today.  This postcard reproduction of … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Barking the nets

Colin has been helping the archives recently in scanning in many many photographs.  He found this image when working on a fishing collection of fishermen barking their nets.  Colin’s own words follow! “Barking was carried out before the new season started, in … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Bak 2 skool

I suspect there were many very excited and very many grumpy young folk this morning in the Western Isles as the new school year started.  I’m sure we all remember our first (and last) day at school and can empathise … Continue reading

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Friday photo: A walk in the woods

Trees on the islands are not as ubiquitous as we may like, but this lovely avenue at Rodel Wood looks a lovely place for a walk on a sunny (midge free) day. The postcard states the image is of Rodel … Continue reading

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Poor Law records: Financial scandal in North Uist!

An enquirer once contacted us about an ancestor who had been the Poor Law Inspector for North Uist.  She asked if we could help tell her some more.  As you may have guessed from previous posts we went to check … Continue reading

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