Tag Archives: Lochmaddy

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: Sponish House

As we move into May and the weather improves (hopefully) and the grass becomes greener this scene seemed quite appropriate (although maybe it needs some gambolling lambs?) The view take in the suspension bridge at Lochmaddy with Sponish House just … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Roll on-roll off ferries come to the islands

Tuesday saw the 50th anniversary of the introduction of a car ferry to the Western Isles.  The MV Hebrides was brought into service on the Uig-Tarbert-Lochmaddy triangle on 15 April 1964 by David MacBrayne Ltd.  She was built by Russell … Continue reading

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Friday photo: A view of Lochmaddy

Lochmaddy, situated on the beautiful island of North Uist, is many a tourists first experience of the Western Isles when travelling over from Skye. Many of the postcards in the collection were actually sent rather than just being collectable momentos … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Lochmaddy

This week’s Friday Photo is of a very picturesque Lochmaddy.  Taigh Chearsabhagh in Lochmaddy currently have an exhibition entitled ‘Cuan Uibhist -The Secret Sea’, which features the work of artists whose residences have focused on ‘three different sea journeys to locations … Continue reading

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Friday Christmas Card

This week’s Christmas card comes from 1906 and Lochmaddy, and shows a snowy scene with a family linking arms.  Is it too much to hope that we will have a white Christmas, or did we peak too early snow-wise?

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Friday photo: Scottish Home Industries Association

The Scottish Home Industries Association was founded by the Countess of Rosebery, the daintily named Hannah Primrose who in 1874 became the richest woman in Britain, having inherited her father’s wealth on his death.  Founded in 1889, the Association sought … Continue reading

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