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Photos from Stiomreway 2010

Photographs kindly provided by Kenny Maciver from our excellent day out in Stiomreway on Saturday 11th July

Launch of Eishken Estate publication

Title: Launch of Eishken Estate publication
Location: Orinsay Hall
Description: A New Publication on the history of Eishken Estate written by David Jones will be launched. David will also talk about the history of the Estate. All welcome.  Refreshments
Start Time: 7.30 pm
Date: 2009-11-24

What do you know about land settlement in ORINSAY, STEIMREWAY or GLEN GRAVIR between the WARS?

Much has been written about the Highlands and Islands clearances which took place mainly from the late eighteenth century through to the mid nineteenth century.  By comparison very little research has been published on the creation of new crofts and the enlargement of existing ones during the inter-war years between 1919 and 1939.  A considerable number of these so called “land settlement” schemes have been undertaken on the island of Lewis.  In South Lochs there were three such land settlement schemes between the two World Wars.  Two of them, at Orinsay and Glen Gravir were recognised as official schemes, and the one at Steimreway was not.
Orinsay, along with Lemreway, was cleared in the 1840s, and fourteen new crofts were created there by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland (BoAS) in 1922.  These remain today.

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Angus Macleod Memorial Lecture

Title: Angus Macleod Memorial Lecture
Location: Pairc School, Gravir
Description: The 6th Angus Macleod Memorial lecture will take place at Gravir School – starts at 7.30 pm.  The speaker is the Right Hon Charles Kennedy MP. All Welcome
Date: 2009-10-22

Eiskein Photos

I have just added several new photos kindly provided by Kenny Maciver to the gallery below. The feedback on the day has been excellent and many thanks to all those who made donations on the day. It is greatly appreciated.

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