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Collection CH2/361 - Presbytery of Uist

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GB 234 CH2/361


Presbytery of Uist


  • 1768-1993 (Creation)

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10 items

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Church of Scotland (1560-)

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The Presbytery of Long Island, covering Lewis to Barra, was severed from the Presbytery of Skye in 1724. The Presbytery of Uist was severed from the Presbytery of Lewis by the General Assembly in 1742 and the register of the presbytery begins on the 17th February 1768. Uist formerly sat within the Synod of Glenelg and later of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness. The Presbytary included the parishes of Barra, Benbecula, Carinish, Daliburgh, Howmore, Manish, Scarista and Tarbert.
[Source: National Records of Scotland online catalogue:]

Minutes 1768-1993 (8 volumes); benefices register 1901-1981 (1 volume); returns on benefice register and church records including returns for the Barra, Benbecula, Carinish, Daliburgh, Howmore, Manish Scarista and Tarbert 1943 1 item (1 item)

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Digital copies of the minutes for 1768-1906 are available through the “Virtual Volumes” system in the National records of Scotland’s searchroom. Original volumes will not be produced.

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  • English

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at catalogue reference CH2/361

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