A School in South Uist

These are the memories of Frederick Rea, an English teacher who became headmaster of Garrynamonie School in South Uist in the 1890s.

Author: Frederick Rea

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 0857903144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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These are the memories of Frederick Rea, an English teacher who became headmaster of Garrynamonie School in South Uist in the 1890s. At that time, the Hebrides were as remote and forbidding to mainlanders as the Antarctic is to us today, and South Uist was one of the poorer districts. Roads were often no more than rough tracks across the mountain moorland or over the storm-swept machair. His Gaelic-speaking pupils were often frozen and starving, and fever epidemics were frequent. Rea's memoirs show how he strove to meet these difficulties. His pupils remember him as a sincere, conscientious man and an excellent teacher. This book also reveals his keen powers of observation, and his interest in the unfamiliar scenes and events he witnessed and recorded. His lack of city comforts was more than compensated for by the wonders of the natural world and the uncommon kindness and generosity of the islanders. Dr Rea treasured his memories of South Uist for the rest of his life, and his love and respect for the islands is wonderfully conveyed in this vivid testament.

Report by Her Majesty s Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Schools in Scotland

I could conceive a national system , against which these prejudices , if you call
them so , would be stronger than against the existing schools . You said that in
South Uist there were 4000 Roman Catholics and about 1000 Protestants :
suppose ...

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The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition

... to her school General , If he could state , for the infor- work . mation of the
House , the number of Telephones ( being patents the property SCOTLAND -
ALLEGED “ BOYCOTTING ” of the United Telephone Company ) in IN SOUTH
UIST . use ...

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Reports from Committees

In the parish of North Uist there is a parish school , two General Assembly's
schools , a school by the Society for Propagating Christian ... Úave the Roman -
catholics in South Uist and Barra shown a disposition to attend the schools ? -In
South ...

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When Piping was Strong

34 The first SSPCK school in South Uist was set up in March 1726 , when
Norman MacLeod was sent there to be certified and set to work as its headmaster
. 35 Four years earlier , committee records show both an acknowledgement of
Uist ' s ...

Author: Joshua Dickson

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Category: Bagpipe

Page: 323

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Based on documented history and insights of local performers looking back on a lifetime of music making, Joshua Dickson examines the role of piping and pipers within Hebridean custom and how it has changed over the course of time. From this a picture emerges of a dynamic musical tradition which has adapted and survived through centuries of sweeping social change. Overall, this book is a record of the history and aesthetics of the Great Highland Bagpipe in the southern Outer Hebrides from as much of the internal Gaelic perspective as it is possible for an outsider to comprehend. Interviews with local sources were conducted in Gaelic and consideration is given to the context of traditional Gaelic social culture. It therefore fills a gap in Scottish ethnology and piping history often neglected through a lack of impetus among Gaelic-speaking scholars.

New Issue of the Abridged Statistical History of Scotland

Four other schools , attend . 436 . PARISH OF SOUTH UIST & – South Uist is the
largest island of the Outer Hebrides , S. of Harris , separated from Benbecula on
N. by a rocky strait , 1 m . across ; 22 m . long by 8 broad . Like North Uist , its E.

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A School and College History of England

The latter was disabled in an engagement with an English ship of war , but the
smaller vessel , the Doutelle , reached the islet of Erisca , between Barra and
South Uist , in safety . The “ young pretender ” landed there , but re - embarked ;
and a ...

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Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist

The school in the glen has been closed , for there are now no children to attend it
, though recently three babies have ... language schools and broadcasting , and
the influx of strangers during the war years , South Uist still retains in greater ...

Author: Margaret Fay Shaw

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Category: Folk music

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The Home and Foreign Record of the Free Church of Scotland

SOUTH UIST . Report of a Vieit by Rev . R . M ' Gillivray , Glasgow , |
schoolmasters have not sought to instruct a people South Uist contains at present
a population of that are perishing for lack of knowledge ? about 2000 souls . It
was not ...

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Report by Her Majesty s Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into Schools in Scotland

... South Uist , Kildalton , “ Jura , each of extent sufficient to make a county
considerably bigger than Clack' mannan or Kinross . If the heritors of such
parishes had to build even as many as half the school - houses required , and
support half the ...

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Hebridean Folksongs Songs collected by Donald MacCormick in Kilphedir in South Uist in the year 1893 Ailein duinn h shi bhlainn leat 4 S mise bhean bhochd chianail th rsach Nighean ud thall bheil thu t fhaireachadh 2 Nighean ud thall 3 Cairistiana 4 Cha n eil mi gun n air m aire Tha an latha an diu gu fliuch fuaraidh 3 Di Sathuirne ghabh mi mulad 4 Rinn mi mocheirigh gu irigh 5 Dh irich mise moch Di D mhnaich S fliuch an o dhche nochd s gur fuar i Thug mi gaol do n nighinn duinn Gura mise tha fo mhulad s mi air tulaich na buaile Gura mise tha l n airteil 7 Gura mise tha fo ghruaman 2 S e nochd a chiad o dhche n fhoghair 3 Bhean ud thall gu de th air t aire 2 Siuthadaibh siuthadaibh a mhnathan 3 Gura mis tha fo islein 3 l Mi dualach mi donn S mise s daor a cheannaich Dho mhnaill ig mhic Dh mhnaill c Ruairi 2 Marbhaisg air a mhulad s bun e 2 S muladach mi is mi air m aineoil 3 Cha d rich mi an t uchd le fonn 3 Nichean chruinn donn dut is ibhinn 2 Gura mis tha fo mhulad air an tulaich luim fhuair 3 Chaidh mi do n bheinn ghabhail fradhairc Dh irich mi moch madainn lainn 2 Cha labhair mi n t ran 4 Is moch an diu a rinn mi irigh 2 Si bhlaidh mi s f gaidh mi m fearann An fh deag airgid 2 Cha d id mise cha d id mi Cha n eil falt orm air fuireach Chraobh nan Ubhal 3 Ailein Ailein s fad an cadal 2 Latha dhomb s mi m Beinn a Cheathaich 2 S fhada bhuam a ch mi n ce 2 Tha an o dhche nochd fuar 2 S mise chunnaic an t iaonadh 3

Author: Donald MacCormick

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Report on Highland Schools

The children , too , are often treated with undue leniency and allowed to stay
away from school if they are so inclined ; not to ... In Uig ( Lewis ) , in South Uist ,
and in Barra , no fees are charged ; and , setting aside the legal question , I was ...

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Census of Scotland 1861

Population Tables and Report : Number of the Inhabitants, Families, Children at
School, Houses, and Rooms with ... EarraitEasdale - East Burra 34 Eday -
EgilshayEigg - Ensay - Eriskay ( South Uist ) Eriska ( Ardchattan ) Ewe 214 125
473 ...

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Report by Her Majesty s Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Schools in Scotland Report on the state of education in the burgh and middle class schools in Scotland by Thomas Harvey and A C Sellar Special reports

Moy and Dala- Two districts , with about twenty children in rossie . each , in want
of schools . ... South Uist( 1. ) BENBECULA Permanent school needed on east
coast of the Island , to supersede the occasional services of a private teacher ...

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

... her school General , If he could state , for the infor work . mation of the House ,
the number of Telephones ( being patents the property SCOTLAND - ALLEGED “
BOYCOTTING ” of the United Telephone Company ) in IN SOUTH UIST . use by ...

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Hebridean Folksongs

There is a very interesting description of Donald MacCormick himself by the late
F. G. Rea , who was headmaster of Garrynamonie School in Fr. Allan McDonald's
parish in South Uist from 1890 to 1894 and again from 1904 to 1913 , in his ...

Author: Donald MacCormick

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The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791 1799

In neither South Uist nor Barra , dominated by Roman Catholics , was there a
parochial school : but , despite this , two SSPCK schools had been set up in
South Uist ( Stoneybridge and Boisdale ) and there was another in Barra . ? In
North Uist ...

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Recusant History

... been true in South Uist , where the District Area Education Sub - Committee of
Inverness County Council closed schools for Holy Days of Obligation such as All
Saints , but elsewhere pupils went to school as well as church on these days .

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A journal of research in Post-Reformation Catholic history in the British Isles.

Carn

But attendance there is restricted in numbers and must involve boarding for the
pupils from South Uist or Barra . Again and again , there have been moves to
establish a secondary school in South Uist itself , but so far nothing has been
done ...

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Hebridean Folksongs Waulking songs from Barra South Uist Eriskay and Benbecula Am br n Binn 2 Ach a Mhurchaidh ig ghaolaich S mi dol timcheall na d irlinn Ged is grianach an latha 2 Tha an oidhche nochd fuar Seathan mac R gh irinn Chailin ig as sti ramaiche 4 Calen o custure me Callino casturame Bha mis a raoir air an irigh Chaidh mi na ghleannain a s t fhoghar Tha caolas eadar mi s Iain Dh irich mi moch madainn Ch itein 2 Tha n t uisg tha n ce air na beannan 2 Craobhan h ireann o ho Dh irich mi s cha robh mi sunndach H gan nan g th id mi dhachaigh Cha n e uiseag a dh isg mise Tha n crodh an diu dol air imprig Mo sh il silteach mo chridhe trom 2 Ch mi ghrian s i falbh gu si bhlach S trom an d readh Cha d id mi a Chille Moire Chaidh mis a dh Eubhal imprig Chatriana a dh fhalbhas gu banail O s e mo ghaol an Anna 2 S moch an diu a rinn mi irigh Tha sneachd air na beanna Di rach Cha d id M r a Bharraidh bhr naich S a Dhia s gaolach liom an gille A bhradag dhubh a bhrist na glasan T ladh Dh mhnaill Ghuirm Chuala mi n d sgeul nach b ait liom Alasdair mhic Cholla gasda A pliuthrag s a phiuthar 2 S muladach mi o chionn seachdain Coisich a r in 4 A Mhic a Mhaoir 2 Mo r n Ailein h h Latha dh mh s mi h Gu d n mi nochd ri m n ire N robh thu sa bheinn 2 Gura h e mo ghaol an t Iain S mise bhean bhochd chianail dhuilich S muladach truagh s cianail th mi Chuir iad mise n ceann na cl itheadh S t dhomb bhith falbh bhith cur umam Dh rich mi suas an Coire Riabhach Turadh am muigh Fhir a chinn duibh S toil liom s toil liom s toil liom aona mhac

Author: Donald MacCormick

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Category: Folk music

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