District News: Butt to Barra 31.7.14

Reader Morris Macleod captured playful dolphines off Loch Erisort while aboard Stornoway yach Selene
Reader Morris Macleod captured playful dolphines off Loch Erisort while aboard Stornoway yach Selene


Galson Death - On Saturday 19th July his many friends were sad with the news that Roderick M. Macdonald (Ruaridh Mhurchaidh Iain Bhain),23 South Galson, had passed away in the Western Isles Hospital where he had been taken to shortly before the end.

The funeral of Roderick, who was 88 years old, was on Monday 21st July to Barvas Cemetery. The service in Borve Free Church was taken by Rev.Paul Amed, Barvas Church of Scotland, assisted in prayer by Rev. William Macleod, retired, Barvas.

Singing of praise in Gaelic was led by Donald Macleod, deacon, South Dell, and in English by Angus Murray, elder, South Dell. Rev. Amed officiated at the graveside in Barvas Cemetery.

We share and extend our thoughts in sympathy with his three sisters, Mairi, Emily, and Isobel, and all close relatives and friends who mourn in the passing of Roderick.


Highland Amateur Cup – It’s a big day in the history of Carloway Football Club this Saturday, as they participate in their first ever Highland Amateur Cup final at the Caledonian Stadium, Inverness. The ‘Way, who will represent the Western Isles in this year’s cup final, take on four-time winners Avoch, who make their tenth appearance in the final of this prestigious competition.

Kick-off at 12.30pm.

Supporters travelling from Lewis are strongly advised to purchase their ferry tickets in advance and to arrive at the terminal in good time, with a large queue expected before its departure in the morning.

Match updates will be provided on the Club’s Facebook and Twitter pages for those that are unable to attend the final, with BBC Radionan Gaidheal providing live coverage of the match as of 12.03pm on the day.

Come out and support your team at this massive encounter.


Dingwall Gaelic Service - The next Gaelic Service in the Dingwall Community Centre on Tulloch Street will be on Sunday the 3rd of August.

On this occasion the Rev Donald Maclennan [Rtd] will lead the worship.

Mr Maclennan’s last charge was in Kinloch Church of Scotland in Lewis but today resides in Inverness.

The service to which all are welcome begins at the usual.


Commemoration Service - The North Tolsta Historical Society is holding a Commemoration Service marking the start of World War I at the War Memorial on Monday, August 4th, at 12noon.

Soup and sandwiches will be served in the Community Hall after the Service; and there will be an exhibition of photographs, listings and medals collected by the Historical Society.

If you have any connection with someone from North Tolsta who served in WW1 please come along and see if the Society has your ancestor’s record correct.

If you cannot come on the day and you have any information which might help, please contact anyone from the North Tolsta Historical Society or Cathie Mary at 01851 701871.


Performance - A relaxed performance of Scottish Traditional stories of the sea, second sight, love, loss and humour, with original live music will take place on Friday, August 1st at the Old School Cafe in Balallan at 7.30pm. Donation on the door.