Archive for the ‘Websites’ Category

Poca Snog

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Poca Snog is a small business run by Fiona Miller on the Isle of Lewis making bags, cushions and other items from Harris Tweed. The Poca Snog website and blog describes Fiona’s latest projects and shows products available to order.

Poca Snog

The Word Factory

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The Word Factory is a programme for teaching reading, writing and spelling to Primary School children. Learn more and buy the material from The Word Factory website.

The Word Factory

Comann na Mara

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Comann na Mara (The Society of the Sea) is forming an aquatic education and marine research centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist. See the website for some stunning underwater photography of Lochmaddy Bay.

Comann na Mara

Art on the Map

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The website for the Uist-wide Art on the Map studio trail and directory of Uist artists and makers is now live at www.uistarts.org.

Uist Arts

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:

marythomsonbooks

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

uistlady

TheRowanTree B&B

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

TheRowanTree is a newly built bed and breakfast in Sollas, North Uist, offering quality accommodation within easy reach of stunning beaches. Its two double rooms and one twin/king size are beautifully decorated and have en-suite facilities, and free wireless broadband is offered to guests. Check out the website for further details.

TheRowanTree

Uist Archaeology

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Uist Archaeology, comprising Kate MacDonald and Becky Rennell, now have a website at www.uistarchaeology.com 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

Sollas Bookbinding

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

On Saturday I went on a box-making workshop, run by local bookbinder Corinna Krause. It was an excellent day – I learned a lot, met some new people and came away with a beautiful handmade box that I’ll keep forever.

Making boxes

Corinna has a website, Sollas Bookbinding, where you can find out about her craft, the bookbinding and box-making workshops she runs, and how to buy her products.

Sollas Bookbinding

I’m hoping to attend one of the bookbinding courses next time; subscribe to the website’s RSS feed to be kept informed of upcoming events.

Sollas Translation

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Sollas Translation

Sollas Translation is an English/Gaelic/German translation service run by Corinna Krause on the island of North Uist. Corinna moved from Germany to Scotland more than ten years ago and has recently completed a PhD in self-translation of Gaelic poetry. Her new website is available in English and German.