Skip to main content

(2) next ›››

(1)
HI-UNGUAL NEWSPAPER OF CURRENT EVENTS IN THE HIGHLANDS AND THE ISLANDS AND IN SCOTLAND
SRVTK
DI-ARDAOIN, 5mh LATH A DE’N MHAIRT 1970 THURSDAY, 5th MARCH 1970
No. 77 Sixpence
SUPPORT
GAELIC
For £1 per annum
you can JOIN
AN COMUNN GAIDHEALACH
Abertarff House Inverness
Iordan: Rioghachd Air
Chrith
NORWEGIANS TO
SET UP IN SKYE
AN COMMUN’S
STATEMENT
TO COMMISSION
^EMBERS of Uig Village
Council have been told
that two Norwegian fishing
firm are interested in setting
up plants in their area.
The news was brought
back to them by Mr Angus
Stewart, Pier House, a local
restaurant owner and village
councillor, who flew to Nor¬
way at his own expense last
week to clinch the deals.
Einar Hausvik and Co.
Bergen, are prepared to start
work extending thedr existing
trade at Uig immediately.'
Rolf Olson and Co., also of
Bergen, want to wait for
better pier facilities at Uig
before starting.
The Norwegians are very
enthusiastic about the pro¬
ject and Hausvik have landed
8,700 cran at Uig in the past
three months.
Mr Jtewart has received a
letter from Hausvik confirm¬
ing that they are interested in
extending their Uig opera¬
tions and expressing interest
in leasing, or buying, property
to build a processing plant
for curing, filleting and freez¬
ing fish.
“If they can get the grounds
and planning permission, they
want to get started right
away,’’ said Mr Stewart.
“They will probably employ
50 men when they begin full
production.
“They have been investi¬
gating sites on the Isle of Man
and Ireland,” Mr Stewart
added, “but they find it more
convenient to concentrate on
Uig.”
The fishing industry in Uig
was revived by Capt. Kenneth
Stewart. Mr Stewart’s brother
who returned to Skye last
year after a lifetime at sea.
He set up business as a
fish buyer and now employs
between 24 and 30 men.
The news was welcomed
yesterday by Dr Calum Mac-
Rae, the village council
chairman.
y^N Comunn Gaidhealach
(The Highland Associa¬
tion) is concerned with the
survival of the language and
culture of the Gael and of
his way of life, particularly
in his home lands, the High¬
lands and Hebrides.
From the seventeenth cen¬
tury until comparatively re¬
cently, the language and
culture of the people were
actively represented and at
the same time officially
ignored. The late eighteenth
century economic changes,
usually designated “the Clear¬
ances” created conditions
which a distant government
hardly understood. It may be
fairly claimed, however, that
many Gaels have shown a
greater recognition of the
importance of their language
than their lowland compat¬
riots have for Scots.
Attention must be drawn
to the responsibility of
(Continued on page 9)
*yHAINIG air Moshe Dayan,
Ministear an Airm Israei-
lich, o choinn ghoirid a radh
gu faodadh gun dean Israel air
a bordair a shuideachadh nas
le Seumas Robasdan
fhaide an ear am broinn riogh¬
achd lordain mur an tig stad
air an trioblaid bho’n taobh sin.
Tha Abhainn lordain air a
bhi ’na crioch eadar Israel agus
rioghachd lordain bho am Cog-
adh nan Sia Lathaichean, 1967,
ach is beag am bacadh a chuir-
eas an abhainn staoin sin air na
saighdearan a dh’iarras thairis
bho’n darna taobh na bho’n
taobh eile. Cha mhor gu bheil
aite air an abhainn eadar Loch
Ghalile agus a’Mhuir Mharbh
far naich faigheadh duine thairis
oirre is e a’grunnachadb.
Fasgadh na beirme
Ged a bhios na ceathairnich
(guerrillas) Phalestinianach a’-
bagairt air na h-Israeilich air
fad na h-aibhne, tha choltas gu
bheil iad pailt gu h-araid feadh
na beanntan air cearm-a-tuath
lordain. Bithidh fasgadh na
beinne anabarrach feumail
dhaibh an aghaidh nam plein-
ichean Israeleach, agus tha lan
fhios aig na Palestinianaich gur
ann ’san adhar a tha lamh-an-
uachdair aig na h-Israeilich
orra.
Air an aobhar sin fhein tha
Moshe Dayan dhe’n bheachd gu
feum Israel a crioch a shuidh-
eachadh gu fhichead mile air
aghaidh, air fhoRvach air
Abhainn lordain agi«o air
a’cheann-a-tuath dhith, airson
na criochan mar a tha iad an
drasda a shabhaladh. Chaidh
am figear ardachadh gu deich
air fhichead corra latha as
deaghaidh sin.
Le sin bhiodh na h-Israeilich
a’toirt a stigh nam beanntan air
fad gu ruige iomall na fasaich
(Continued on page 4)
AN COMUNN GAIDHEALACH
Annual
General Meeting
NORTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL
CLANSMAN HOTEL, INVERNESS
SATURDAY, 7th MARCH 1970
at 10 a.m.
* * *
SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL
HIGHLANDERS INSTITUTE, GLASGOW
SATURDAY, 7th MARCH 1970
at 10 a.m.
Members and others interested cordially invited to attend
appropriate meeting

Images and transcriptions on this page, including medium image downloads, may be used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence unless otherwise stated. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence