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Angus Macleod Archive

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About

Situated at Ravenspoint in Kershader, Pairc, the Angus Macleod Archive is a joint project between the Islands Book Trust and Comann Eachdraidh na Pàirc, aimed at providing public access to the personal archive of the late Angus “Ease” Macleod, of Calbost and Marybank.  Angus’s own notes provide extensive information about the families and the way of life in his native district of Pairc, and of Lewis more generally.  

Archive collection

The archive is a rich source of information regarding the Pairc area of Lewis, including Angus' own research into particular communities, their populations, traditions, stories, place names, genealogies, and local industry including fishing, crofting and the associated land struggles.  The collection includes papers relating to the Cuimhneachain nan Gaisgeach (Memorials for the Heroes), an initiative driven by Angus to erect memorial cairns to the various land struggles in Lewis. A weaver himself, there is also research and records relating to the Harris Tweed industry across the islands.

Contact

Museum/archive address

Ravenspoint Centre, Kershader, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9QA

Opening times

By appointment 01851 880 737

Email

info@cepairc.com

Website

www.angusmacleodarchive.org.uk

Geographic coverage Isle of Lewis and Western Isles issues more generally

 

 

 

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