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Black & white photograph of Viking accessories found on North Uist. The brooches were from Benbecula, Skellor and Heisker, the ring from Baleshare, and the bone button(?) from Machair Leathann. Re-photographed from Erskine Beveridge’s book ‘North Uist’ by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4).


Photographs from other Hebridean islands.

Collection of 8 black & white photographs of postcards and publications from Scarp, Tarbert, Harris, Skye, Tobermory, Mull, Lochmaddy, Uist, Boreray, Heisker. Formerly included at the back of the George Holleyman collection folder but removed due to level of relevance. Donated by Linda Gowans.


Booklet “The Voices” with CD by Alex Mac Rae, South Uist, 2010

Soft-back booklet in Gaelic and English about the author`s Gaelic speaking family in South Uist, with stories and photographs. Accompanied by a CD of their voices.


Archive film from 1944 about `The Isles of Youth`

DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `The Isles of Youth`. Filmed in 1944, colour, silent. David MacBrayne`s silent film of various island scenery in the western isles, interspersed with poetic texts. Subjects include ferries, buses, Oban, Stornoway, Harris and Harris tweed, Rodeland & St.Clements Church, Uist, Barra, Tiree including the ship “Mary Stewart” abandoned in Scarinish Harbour but still intact, Lunga, Iona, Staffa, Mull, Highland Games.


Hardback book `Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist` by Margaret Fay Shaw.

A scholarly presentation of the folklore and folksongs, with their music, of the people of South Uist, also an account of the life of the crofting community between 1930 and 1935.


Newspaper articles about seaweed cutters losing their jobs in Uist, 1998-99

Two photocopied newspaper articles about the potential loss of jobs in Uist: (1) Kelco – the Girvan-based producer of alginates is to stop buying wet seaweed from the Uists, (2) Meeting about the seaweed industry in the Western Isles following Kelco`s decision to stop taking seaweed from the Uists.