Archive for the ‘News’ Category

A journalist and a poet

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Two recent additions to the Nice Wee Sites portfolio:

A website for Renfrewshire-based poet Mary Thomson, who creates little handmade books containing individual poems:


And a blog for a North Uist journalist, with news, stories and anecdotes:


Uist Archaeology

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Uist Archaeology, comprising Kate MacDonald and Becky Rennell, now have a website at where you can find out about Kate and Becky and the services they offer across Barra and the Uists, view a gallery of archaeological sites and be kept up to date with news and events.

Uist Archaeology

Struan House

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Struan House on the west side of North Uist comprises two self-catering houses and one bed & breakfast, all offering comfortable accommodation with spectacular views of the shallow waters and white sands between Malaglate and the uninhabited island of Vallay. See the new website for more information and to book your stay.

Struan House

Nice Wee Theme 1.2

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

An updated version (1.2) of the Nice Wee Theme is now available here. It looks the same but this time the avatar is included in the sidebar whether or not widgets are used (with the previous version, if you opted to use sidebar widgets, the avatar wasn’t included by default).

Nice Wee Theme

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Nice Wee Sites is pleased to announce the launch of a new theme for Wordpress, the Nice Wee Theme. It’s a minimalist brown-on-white design, very much in the Nice Wee Sites style of things, and allows you to upload your own avatar and choose an appropriate header icon. Read more and download it here, or view the demo site.


Autumn work

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

We’re full up with work for the next few months. Consequently, we cannot start any new work until December 2008.

What are we up to? On the design side, we’re creating and launching websites for:

- a graphic designer
- a small business
- a translation service

On the requirements specification side, we’re determining the Internet needs of:

- a bakery
- a museum
- a small publisher

We’re still open to discussion regarding future work, but just note that the work itself can’t start until December 2008 at the earliest.

Scotproof revamp

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Ruth’s website has just had a redesign. Here’s a screenshot, but go and visit it for a proper look.


We’ve not been posting much this summer, but that’s not to say we’ve been quiet; we’re just working away on several projects, some of which will be reported here once complete, so keep watching this space…

Stòras Uibhist

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Storas Uibhist

Stòras Uibhist is the owner of the South Uist Estate which covers most of the islands of Eriskay, South Uist and Benbecula. The company’s new website details its interests and activities, from crofting and fishing to Grogarry Lodge and Askernish Golf Course. The members’ section contains a number of downloadable documents, including membership forms, board meeting reports, newsletters and press releases.

The website is available in both English and Gaelic.

South Uist Fishing

Friday, April 11th, 2008

South Uist Fishing

The islands of South Uist, Benbecula and Eriskay offer some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in Europe, the unique combination of machair and hill lochs providing a varied and challenging environment that will suit beginners and experienced fishermen alike. The new South Uist Fishing website brings together all the information you need to plan a fishing trip to the area, including where to stay, loch grid references and how to obtain permits and book boats and ghillies. Visit the website for further details.

The Smiddy at Burnside Croft

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

The Smiddy at Burnside Croft

From August 2008, The Smiddy at Burnside Croft will be offering luxury self-catering accommodation in the crofting township of Borve on the island of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides. The former smiddy is being renovated to the highest standard and will provide a comfortable base for couples wishing to explore the island’s beaches and machair. Visit the website for further details; it’s Nice Wee Sites’ sixth website for accommodation in the Uists.