Since Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath (CEUT) was established in the late 1980’s the organisation has been actively collecting photographs, oral history and documents that reflect the social history of North Uist.
The objects collection held by Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath comprises of over 1,000 artefacts which represent the heritage and culture of communities in North Uist, dating mainly to the late 19th and 20th Centuries. These artefacts evoke powerfully and at times poignantly, the social, domestic, economic, cultural and religious life of North Uist.
CEUT also holds a wide-ranging photographic collection of over 3,500 prints and transparencies, mainly copies of the originals. Most of these images are held in albums at Taigh Chearsabhagh which are available for the public to browse through at their leisure, by appointment.
New additions to this steadily growing collection are always gratefully received. CEUT is eager to continue to build on the thematic strengths of this comprehensive visual record of islands life, particularly images which relate to the following themes – The armed forces & wartime; Crofting & agriculture; Crafts; Domestic & family life; Education & childhood; The sea, maritime work & leisure; Personal & social life; Trade & retail.
Enquiries about the CEUT Collections may be made by completing our contact form, or by contacting Taigh Chearsabhagh: 01870 603970.
You can browse a selection from the collections below.