Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath
Known as CEUT, this dynamic local history society was formed in October 1987 and has gradually built up a collection of objects, photographs and sound archives that reflect the social history of North Uist. Currently there is a committee of 12 that meet monthly at Taigh Chearsabhagh that are supported by a wider membership of over 300 people. CEUT are responsible for planning the heritage related exhibitions and events at Taigh Chearsabhagh including the annual main exhibition in the Museum and several temporary displays in Gallery 2 which is shared on rotation with the arts programme.
The primary collection of particular note held by CEUT comprises over 1000 artefacts illustrating the social domestic, economic, cultural and religious life of North Uist.
Its strengths lie mainly in the fields of domestic, social life, agriculture, fishing and the sea. The material belongs in date mainly to the 19th and 20th centuries.
CEUT also holds a wide-ranging photographic collection of over 3500 prints and transparencies, mainly copies of the originals. The majority of the photographs are held in albums that are available for the public to browse through at their leisure. New additions to the photographic collection are now digitally scanned and CEUT are keen to continue to build on the thematic strengths of this comprehensive visual record of island life.
Enquiries about all the CEUT Collections can be made by completing our contact form or by telephone to Taigh Chearsabhagh on 01870 603970.
Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath has an active group of volunteers who help to curate exhibitions, put on events and do outreach work in schools. In 2016 they won the British Museum Marsh Award for Volunteers for Scotland.
The Aims of Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath are:
- To ensure increased Collections Care and access to the Collections.
- To develop and extend bilingual learning opportunities and education relating to our collections and North Uist’s culture and history.
- To raise the profile of CEUT and heritage within Taigh Chearsabhagh and the wider community.
- To embed digital awareness in CEUT.
CEUT Office Bearers 2014:
Uisdean Robertson Chairperson
John MacDonald Vice Chairperson
Christine Rintoul Secretary
Mary Stewart Treasurer
Norman MacLeod Press Secretary
All correspondence can be addressed through Taigh Chearsabhagh or [email protected]
If you are interested in supporting the heritage work and aims of CEUT, please download the CEUT membership form.