Welcome to Cladh Hallan Association Cemetery Website - A Registered Charity SCO42978

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CLADH HALLAN ANNUAL TOWNSHIP COLLECTION 2018

The Annual Cemetery Collection has been quite successful, with over £5000 raised so far.  Some townships are still to come in.  Anyone who has not donated but wishes to donate can do so through our "Donate" page or other way that are listed below.  Your name and township must be listed in order for it to be recorded in the appropriate collection books.  Thank you for your support.

 

Cladh Hallan Association, a registered charity, maintains the Community Cemetery used by the Communities of South Uist and beyond.  Its maintenance of the Cemetery depends on voluntary fundraising from those who have an interest in the upkeep of this Cemetery – those at home and away who have loved ones interred there.

We rely on donations from visitors and residents alike;any donation, large or small are most welcome!

 A Summary of Our Financial Outlay in 2017

Grass-cutting and Strimming: £ 2,400

Other Maintenance Costs: £1,200

Website Administration:  £150

Future projects to be undertaken:

Cemetery Sign with Map & Historical  Information: £1,000-£1,500

Tarring of road within the Cemetery: £19,642

On-site Secure Donation Box: £150

Memorial Benches within the Cemetery (TBD)

If you would like to make a one-off donation or set up an annual contribution to the maintenance and upkeep of the Cemetery instead of contributing through the township collection, you can make a donation through this website if you use Pay Pal, just click on the "Donate" tab.  Alternatively, you can set up an Electronic Bank Transfer or a Standing Order for your annual donation by using the following bank account details:

CLADH HALLAN ASSOCIATION

Account No:  00130613                 Sort Code:  83-24-26

Thank you for your support!

Please click on the New Information Page for our latest updates.

 

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.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 previous caretaker, Archie Walker (RIP), and his father before him, most of this information would not be possible. 

We hope that it is helpful to you. 

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