Ravenspoint

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

    The Angus Macleod Archive contains material left by the late Angus 'Ease' Macleod MBE (1916 - 2002) of South Lochs in the Isle of Lewis.

    Found within the Ravenspoint Centre, his full archive of personal papers, books, photographs, and recordings is available for reference and research.  Angus was born in Calbost and went on to become a crofter, seaman, Harris Tweed manufacturer, the founder of the Scottish Crofting Union and the force behind the memorials to the heroes of the Land Struggle.

    Angus was passionate about the history and culture of his people, and this collection is a must visit for those interested in the heritage of the Highlands, the islands and South Lochs. Whether you are a researcher, resident or visitor, you enjoy exploring this archive which covers crafting, fishing, genealogy, place names and much more.

    While a significant part of the archive is in Gaelic - see particularly some of the stories in From the Ceilidh House - Angus generally preferred to write in English. Indeed, like many of his generation of native Gaelic speakers, he was not comfortable with writing Gaelic, and the format of the archive faithfully reflects this cultural pattern

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

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    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

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    • No Pets Allowed
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    • Groups Welcome
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    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking

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    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Take the A859 from Stornoway or Tarbert, Harris, to Balallan, take turning toward Park (Pairc). Kershader is a few miles in this road.

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