Tag Archives: Eriskay

Trip to Eriskay, Uist and York

As you can probably tell, I’m just catching up on all that has happened recently. We recently took a trip to Eriskay to continue our mapping of archives throughout the Western Isles. Eriskay Historical Society were gearing up for their … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Photo-bombing chicken

Another trip to Eriskay for today’s Friday photo and an early example of a photobombing from August 1911.  This rather lovely looking blackhouse and family group is a great shot in itself but the hen obviously wanting in on the … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Eriskay in colour

I was going through some of the postcards held by Stornoway library and came across this duplicate set of images for Prince Charlie’s beach on Eriskay where he landed prior to the ’45 rebellion. The postcard in black and white is … Continue reading

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Friday photo: The Broons in Barra…?

Here at Hebridean Archives, we think that an old postcard is made twice as interesting when you turn it over to read what its sender had to say. This postcard from Castlebay is no exception. It reads “Having a good time but … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Werner Kissling exhibition

Comunn Eachdraidh Uibhist a Deas will next week launch an exhibition of photographs of Werner Kissling.  The exhibition will open on July 2nd in the Kildonan Museum and features photographs which were on display in an exhibition last year in … Continue reading

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Friday photo; St Michael’s RC Church, Eriskay

This week’s Friday Photo shows St Michaels RC Church in Eriskay, which next year will celebrate 110 years since it was completed.  It was built under the office of Father Allan Macdonald, who became well known for his work collecting … Continue reading

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Friday photo; seagull egg sandwich anyone?

The above photo taken from Stornoway Library’s collection was purchased because it was assumed it was cliff climbing for seabird eggs on St Kilda.  However on closer inspection it would appear that it is actually from somewhere else in Britain, potentially … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Eriskay folk

Heres another photo from Stornoway Library’s Southern Isles collection, this time of Eriskay.  The two people here are sadly not named, though written on the back of the photograph it gives the date as 1911.  Do you recognise the image … Continue reading

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Visit to Southern Isles

An important part of the TnES project is working with Comainn Eachdraidh (historical societies) and providing them with advice and support.  Although we are based in Stornoway, the project will work across the Western Isles from Butt to Barra, and in … Continue reading

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