Heritage groups

The Outer Hebrides has a strong network of local history societies and groups. Find out more about groups in your local area or who might hold archives of interest.

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Heritage network conference

The next Heritage Network Conference will be held at St Mary's Church Hall, Griminish, Benbecula from 27th February to 1st March 2018, giving the opportunity for groups from Lewis and Harris to visit Taigh Chearsabhagh, Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath's new centre in Carinish, Kildonan Museum, Grimsay Community Association and Berneray Historical Society.

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  • Lt-Col. David Macleod has been wounded again; his name was on to-day’s list near that of Aleck Macaulay, Breasclet. The latter has been wounded on the head by shrapnel, not seriously, Catherine says… Stornoway, 10th May. 1917 | Jan 8, 2021
    Mr Gibson’s letter this week brings news regarding a couple of wounded local boys serving in the... Read More
  • Am sending on “Gazette”. I have a summary in it of an old book on Stor[nowa]y… Thomas Babington Macaulay got the D.C.M. He seems to have behaved with great bravery, attacked four Germans, killed three & wounded one & carried off their machine guns into lines… Stornoway, 6th May. 1917 | Dec 18, 2020
    In his letter this week, Mr Gibson tells Jean about the new church service arrangements in... Read More
  • Did Papa tell you that she and Miss Isabel Mackenzie are going to take a teacher’s work between them, which will leave Papa still 5 teachers short. Mr. Colin J, Mr. Ewen and Mr. Tait are left so far but will to be appealed for from time to time. If only the war would end! You will be sorry to hear that poor May Macfarlane has lost her other brother in this last push. He was in the Canadians… Stornoway, 29th April. 1917 | Dec 11, 2020
    In this week’s letter, there is news of a large meeting in favour of Prohibition to be held in... Read More