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Ardvasar Hotel - past

Ardvasar Hotel, mid 1940s

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Duisdale House - Kitchen Staff

Duidale House

Duisdale House

Links

Local sites – Sleat and Skye

www.sleat.org.uk - Sleat Community Trust

www.seall.co.uk/ - SEALL, the local arts organisation in Sleat

www.visitsleat.org -information on accommodation, food & drink, facilities etc for the visitor to Sleat

www.camuscross.org/ - The Camuscross and Duisdale Initiative - a local community group with a wide remit including heritage and interpretation

www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/ - Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the National Gaelic College based in Sleat

www.clandonald.com/ – Clan Donald Skye, Armadale including the Museum of the Isles. Our local museum and genealogy research centre

www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/aite/Sleite - The Sleat folklore project - information on a range of folklore subjects, with audio files of songs and interviews with several Slèitich

http://www.skyemuseum.co.uk/ - The Skye Museum of Island Life, based in Kilmuir, in north Skye

www.skye.co.uk/ - the official Skye and Lochalsh website


Local connections

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Robertson_and_Sons_Ltd_(Yachtbuilders)—the history of a yachtbuilding firm in Sandbank, Argyll, which had strong connections to Tarskavaig

Comainn Eachdraidh/Local History Societies etc

www.elgolandtorrinhistoricalsociety.org.uk - The history society in Strath, our neighbouring parish

http://www.portree-local-history-society.org/ - Portree Local History Society

www.angelfire.com/il2/raasayheritagetrust Raasay Heritage Trust

http://www.applecrossheritage.org.uk/ - Applecross Historical Society

http://www.moidart.org.uk/ - Moidart History Group

www.isleofeigg.org/heritage/society.htm - the Isle of Eigg History Society

www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/buidhnean/eachdraidh - A listing of local history societies in the Highlands and Islands (includes links)

www.hebrideanconnections.org/ - Access to the collections of the local history societies in the Western Isles

Useful Information

http://her.highland.gov.uk/ - The Highland Historic Environment Record gives access to information on historic and archaological sites across Highland region

www.highland-elibrary.com/ - for a transcript of the Napier Commission (the Royal Commission on the Condition of Crofting). Volume 1 includes witness statements from Sleat crofters.

www.ambaile.org.uk/ - Original resources for Highland and Island history based on the collections in Highland Council Archives and other libraries and archives in the area. Includes a searchable index of 19th century Highland newspapers.

www.scran.ac.uk/ More resources, this time from the collections of Scottish museums. A basic search is free.

www.edina.ac.uk/statacc - Transcripts of the Old and New Statistical Accounts of individual Scottish parishes .

www.scan.org.uk/ The Scottish Archive Network. Access to the catalogues of record offices throughout Scotland PLUS useful information and help on a variety of topics and themes eg Highland and Islands Emigration Society, reading Scottish Handwriting,

www.nls.uk/ The National Library of Scotland

www.nas.gov.uk/ The National Archives of Scotland

www.nas.gov.uk/nras/default.asp The National Register of Archives for Scotland – this provides access to the catalogues of archives not held in the National Archives

www.rcahms.gov.uk/ The Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments for Scotland (RCAHMS)

www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/about Scotlands Places, a website that allows users to search across different national databases using geographic locations. A partnership betwwen the National Records of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and RCAHMS

http://www.scotlandsruralpast.org.uk/ Scotland’s Rural Past, a project run by RCAHMS. Useful information on running a field survey and similar projects.

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The official UK government source of genealogical data for Scotland. Includes access to the statutory regsters, Old Parish Registers, censuses and Scottish wills.

www.ohs.org.uk/ - The Oral History Society

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/ - The Scottish War Graves project website. Run by the Scottish Military Research Group, this website records all military gravestones in Scotland

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/ - TheScottish War Memorials project website. Run by the Scottish Military Research Group, this website records all memorials to soldiers throughout Scotland, not just those of the First and Second World Wars.