Western Isles & North Uist
The Outer Hebrides also known as the Western Isles and the Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland. North Uist is an island and community in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland./5
The view north over the island of Benbecula in the Western Isles towards North Uist. More:
Because it's actually the biggest of the Western Isles. NORTH UIST is small. There's nothing there.
Leading the SRAC charge will be Alanna Goddard and she should be a good battle with Western Isles team mate Sarah MacIsaac (HBT/North Uist)
Thanks to ALDC for emailing council by-election help needed notice - for North Uist ward, Western Isles council. Good luck with that one.
*Posted on behalf of Hotel I am working for* Chef/Couple wanted for Remote Island Hotel, Seasonal April/May-October/November We are looking for an enthusiastic couple/ partnership to work at our deluxe Guesthouse. It is a live in position on the Island of North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland.. The business is situated in the main port/village of Lochmaddy. The Chef would need to cater for a short Brasserie style menu and responsibilities would include ordering and maintaining the Kitchen Management. Some Breakfast Shifts would be included. The other party would be responsible for evening management of the restaurant and Bar and also include some breakfast shifts. These positions would suit and adventurous pair of motivated self starters interested in a high standard of hospitality and the outdoors. The Business operates in conjunctions with the nearby Langass Lodge Hotel. The successful applicant will have to Manage the day to day running of the Guesthouse, Managing staff and reporting to the Mana ...
This is an extract from the notes of my dad's family tree(Aoghnais Mhurachaidh Ruaraidh beag Ruairaidh Chupair:- Roderick MacLeod of Pabbay- Ruaraidh Chupair-was born around 1769-we cannot be more accurate than this, as there were no registers of births or baptisms in the Western Isles at this period, so we have to estimate dates from the ages quoted in later census returns, which are of variable accuracy! Roderick appears in the census returns for the Isle of Pabbay in 1841, but has moved to Borve, Berneray by the 1851 cenus. His parents were John MacLeod and Kirsty Campbell, on whom there is no more information available. These MacLeods were originally from the Ardhasaig area of Harris, and belonged to the group of MacLeods who had for generations been removed from Pabbay- and it was said that his trade as a cooper, or barrel-maker, was very welcome on that island, as it was famous for the production of illicit whisky Roderick MacLeod married Marion Campbell, a daughter of John Campbell and Margaret Mac ...
There has been a long tradition of influences between Scottish American and African American communities. The great influx of Scots Presbyterians into the Carolinas introduced the African slaves to Christianity and their way of worship and singing. Even today, psalm singing and gospel music are the backbone of African American churchgoers. It has been long thought by the wider African American community that American Gospel music originated in Africa and was brought to the Americas by slaves. However recent studies by Professor Willie Ruff, a Black American ethno-musicologist at Yale University, concludes that African American Gospel singing was in fact introduced and encouraged by Scottish Gaelic speaking settlers from North Uist. His study also concludes that the first foreign tongue spoken by slaves in America was not English but Scottish Gaelic taught to them by Gaelic speakers who left the Western Isles because of religious persecution. Traditional Scottish Gaelic psalm singing, or "precentin ...
Scottish Hydro Power Distribution (SHEPD) engineers are working to repair damage to the electricity network following last night's high winds. Around 6,000 customers are currently without power. Fort William, Oban and the Western Isles are among the worst affected areas. SHEPD said: 'We anticipate restoring customers throughout the morning with the majority on by this afternoon and only very difficult areas possibly remaining into this evening.' Mobile and landline telephone services in areas of North Uist also have been knocked out. BT engineers are currently working to restore the loss of services, which is affecting the Bayhead, Berneray and Manish areas. Police Scotland will have extra officers patrolling the affected areas until connections are restored. Western Isles Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, are advising that Laxdale and Leverburgh schools are closed due to power failures and Tolsta School is also closing shortly. Winds of up to 90mph hit the Outer Isles last night.
News Thursday November 28th Prince Charles supports island abattoirs His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has stepped in to support two Western Isles abattoirs as they struggle to survive in a difficult business climate. The abattoirs in Lewis and North Uist are two of six island facilities to be supported by funding from The Prince’s Countryside Fund and the Scottish Government in a project called Sustaining Island Abattoirs. HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, as he is titled in Scotland, has long been convinced of the importance of retaining island facilities. A new Business Support Manager has been appointed and will bring in expertise to help each facility. Help offered could include funds for improvements and support for staff training and apprenticeships. His Royal Highness said: “These facilities are vital for the local agricultural businesses and economy. It allows farmers and crofters to add value to their produce, tourism providers to promote local provenance and l ...
News Wednesday November 27th Tolsta wind farm approved A wind farm application for Tolsta, which planners wanted to turn down, has been approved by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on the basis of overwhelming support from residents. Local councillor Kenny Murray moved to approve the application at a planning committee meeting yesterday, and won backing from the committee. 14 turbines have been applied for on grazing land at Tolsta Moor. Planners wanted the bid rejected because of environmental concerns, including the aesthetics of the turbines in the moorland setting. But Cllr Catriona Stewart argued there had been 53 letters of support from local residents, with fellow councillor Rae Mackenzie saying that view should be listened to. The decision will go forward to full council meeting tomorrow. Independence white paper ‘interest’ for the isles The Scottish Government's white paper on Scottish independence has plenty in it to interest Western Isles residents, according to islands MSP Alasdair Allan. Dr Alla ...
Comhairle approves North Uist wind farm opposed by MoD: Western Isles councillors have approved plans for two ...
If you're visiting the don't miss these walks. Balranald on North Uist is a personal favourite.
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