Comann Eachdraidh Ionadail Phortrigh

 

Portree Local History Society

Chair: I. G. MacDonald

Secretary: Marilyn Clarke
Treasurer: Rita Campbell

Programme of Meetings: 2008 - 2009

  • October 14, 2008
    High Pasture Cave and developments at Fiskavaig
    Stephen Birch

  • November 11, 2008
    MacLean family of Raasay.
    Iona MacDonald
  • December 9, 2008
    NB VENUE: Dunvegan Castle
    - The Castle, The Clan, The Homecoming
  • January 13, 2009
    All Creatures Great and Small- 50 Years as a Vet on Skye.
    D.J. Maclennan
  • February 10, 2009
    UHI History Department.
    Dr Jim Hunter
  • March 10, 2009
    St Maolrubha & St Columba.
    Norman Newton
  • April 14, 2009
    Col. Jock Collection and Museum of Isles Collection.
    Maggie MacDonald
 

Help Needed

House by Loch Snizort

We have received this picture of what is believed to be "a house by the shore of Loch Snizort".

It comes from a Family Tree collection concerning the Mackay family who lived at Tote, Snizort before they emigrated to Australia in 1852 on the Georgiana.

It is said to be the cottage that the MacKay family lived in on the shores of Loch Snizort, before they emigrated.

We would be really interested to know if anyone can identify the location of the house, or let us know if any traces of it remain.

One suggestion is that it might be near the point at which the River Snizort flows into the loch, by Bernisdale, but that is only tentative informed guesswork!

You can contact us through this address.

 

Previous Meetings: 2006 - 2007

October 10 - Bill Cowie - Kirk Cave, Rona
November 14 - Alister Ross – Education – PHS100
December 12 - Norman Newton - Skye and Raasay
(in association with Aberdeen University Centre for Lifelong Learning )
January 9 - Pat Myhill - Telford’s Stein
February 13 - Fiona MacKenzie – Miri Mhr nan Orain -
A song-lecture
March 13 - Ian McCrorie - The MacBrayne Story
April 10 - AGM, with guest speaker - Roger Hutchinson - “Calum’s Road”

All meetings are held at Tigh na Sgire, Portree,
at 7. 30 p.m.,
on the second Tuesday of each month.


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Published by Stephen Clarke, on behalf of Portree Local History Society - September 2006.
Photographs, unless otherwise stated Dualchas 2006
The publisher and the Society publish this information in good faith, but cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
Meeting dates and topics are subject to change.