Caolas Ulbha Digital Archive

Recording and Celebrating

History and Heritage: Kellan to Burg, Ulva and Gometra

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Personal Stories

On this page you can find personal memories which people have kindly contributed. All links will open in a new window.

If you have any memories to share please do get in touch.

Pre 1940

Dougie Maclean very kindly told the story of his search for his great-great-grandmother and below you will find his story and also a link to copies of the documents he used.

Dougie Maclean's story.

View the documents that go with his story

1940s-50s onwards

Chrissie MacDonald has very kindly recorded some of her story in Gaelic:

Story 1

Story 2

Magaret Mackinnon's memory of childhood

Jeannie MacColl Memories

Angus & Ann MacColl of Culinish - Croft 2 Fanmore

Lucy Mackenzie's story


Audio of a story told to Betsy Ingram

Betsy Ingram's memories


Chris and Bert Leitch's memoir of Lagganulva

Meg Douglass's memories of teaching at Ulva School


Iain Thomson's story


2000s Onward

Don Lambert has kindly allowed us to include a summary extract about his late wife Alice. This is taken from the endpiece (written by her son Richard MacKay) to her book 'My Fight Against Cancer'. You can read the extract here.