LATEST NEWS - 29 June, 2014
Cladh Hallan has just acquired a brand new Husqvarna grass-cutting machine (£2,300) to assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery. A new strimmer (£495) was bought last year in addition to the one already used. Weed killer has recently been applied to the areas just inside the cemetery wall. Two bins for collection of rubbish have been located at both gates of the cemetery and are gratefully being emptied free of charge by the local council. The first full cut of the year has already taken place this month. We thank all those who take great care to ensure that our Cemetery is kept in pristine condition.
CLADH HALLAN ANNUAL COLLECTION
It was agreed at the last public meeting that an Annual Township Collection should take place during the summer holidays to help meet the cost of maintaining the cemetery and the website. This has been announced and will take place starting the first of this week (30th June). If you would like to donate online and are a PayPal member, please click on Donate and follow the links.
Cladh Hallan is also making enquiries into a new gate for the main entrance to the road. Hope you can help!
Please visit our New Information Page for updates to burial records.
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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.
For more historical information on Cladh Hallan, please visit our "History" page.