Tag Archives: South Uist

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: the Marconi Pole

Lochboisdale is the location of these weeks photos which show various views of the Marconi pole which appears to have been located by the hotel.  

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Friday photo: Loch Bee, South Uist

This week’s image shows a peaceful day at Loch Bee causeway in South Uist.  Loch Bee is a tidal and stretches across South Uist linking to the sea on both sides.  Originally built in the 18th century for cart traffic, … 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: Lochboisdale Public Supply Stores

To Lochboisdale for this weeks Friday photo and the Lochboisdale Public Supply stores. This shop would have been a vital lifeline for many an islander and these sorts of small local shops could be found in afew communities around the … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Uist Fair

Comhairle workers down in the Uists, Benbecula and Barra have had the past three days off, and hopefully have enjoyed the South Uist and North Uist Highland Games and the Highlands and Islands Young Piper of the Year competition.  The … 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; South Uist Blackhouse

It’s Friday and I suspect we are all feeling a little bit like the lady in the centre of this photo, a bit fed up! Fear not the weekend is almost here! The image is as usual taken from the … 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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