View archival description

Collection TS16 - North Uist Estate, Scotland

Identity area

Reference code



North Uist Estate, Scotland


  • 1865-2009 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

c10 linear metres

Context area

Name of creator

North Uist Estate (1800-)

Administrative history

The island of North Uist was granted to Macdonald family of Sleat, Isle of Skye in 1495. in 1855 it was sold to Sir John Powlett Ord. The current owners are the Granville family who own and manage the estate through a factor and the North Uist Trust. The estate supports over 400 crofters and provides manages stalking, shooting and fishing, as well as providing guided walks and boat trips. Lochmaddy Hotel is leased by the estate.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

North Uist chartularies 1902-2009; rental and collections books 1865-1996; District Salmon Fisheries Board minute book 1981-1996

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Records held privately. Please contact Tasglann nan Eilean Siar in the first instance.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Digital and manual survey lists available in the searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

In the early 1800’s the estate was owned by the Macdonald family. The records for this period are held by the Clan Donald Centre, Skye, Scotland.

Notes area

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Rights area

Accession area