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Collection AF83 - Estate Management files

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GB 234 AF83


Estate Management files


  • 1912-1989 (Creation)

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37.59 linear metres

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Estate management files, including correspondence, memoranda, reports, plans relating to estates across Scotland generated by the Department for Agriculture and Fisheries in Scotland and its successor departments at the Scottish Office, 1912-1972. Topics include public accounts, legislation, land settlement, land management, agricultural matters, animal valuations, proposed estate scheme for individual estates
Files relating to the following porposed estate schemes and works in the Outer Hebrides are include:
Lewis: Galson 1912-1953; Orinsay and Stimerray 1883-1921; Carnish and Ardroil 1900-1958; Gress 1881-1921; Aline 1913-1953; Linshader 1913-1930; New Tolsta 1914-1958; Melista, Carnish, Ardroil, Timsgarry, Dalebeg and Dalemore 1921-1962; Reef 1921-1971; Barvas Glebe 1921-1924; Croir 1921-1953, Point 1921-1933; Coll, Gress and Orinsay 1921-1931; Bosta 1926-1937; Maryhill and Marybank 1932-1972; Garrynahine 1933-1982; Lewis land court applications 1916-1917
Harris: Rodel 1912-1962; Ardhasaig 1917-1954; Kyles Harris 1925-1962; Scaristaveg 1925-1960
North Uist: Cheesebay, Newton and Clachan Sands 1913-1920; Baleloch 1914-1979; Langas Deer Forest 1925-1935
Benbecula: Nunton 1912-19
South Uist: Askernish 1912-1972; Drimore 1913-1928; Drimsdale 1912-1955; Ormiclate, Bornish and Milton 1912-1946; Glendale 1912-1958

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  • English

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at

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