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INTRODUCTION TO HALLAN CEMETERY
Cladh Hallan Cemetery is located in the Community of Daliburgh on the Island of South Uist, which is at the southern end of the Western Isles. The island is twenty-two miles long and varies in width from three to seven miles wide. South Uist is part of Scotland's Western Islands, where the Gaelic language thrives (over half the population are native Gaelic speakers). Hallan is located on Daliburgh's machair (Gaelic for common grazing land) near archaeological settlements of the same name.
The idea to digitise the burial records was first initiated by the late Very Reverend John Angus Canon Galbraith (d. 2006), Curate (1971 - 1977) and Parish Priest (1991 - 2006) of St. Peter's RC Church, Daliburgh. This idea began in the early 90's, when Canon Galbraith returned to St. Peter's from Oban to serve as Parish Priest. His determination to preserve these records for future generations has been realised in this database and therefore, is respectfully dedicated to him.
With the help of many decades of faithful record-keeping by Hallan's caretaker, Archie Walker, and his father before him, most of this information would not be possible.
It has taken almost two years to assemble all of the information contained in this database. We hope that it is helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. Contact details are on the website's "Disclaimer" page, or you can make a comment or submit additional information on any of the records by using the "Do you have information" option available on each burial record.
For more historical information on Cladh Hallan, please visit our "History" page.