Emigration from Skye and Raasay, particularly during the 19th Century, scattered
Islanders to the four corners of the world.
Not a steady stream, there were waves of emigration caused by
various events. And, although whole families emigrated, they did
not necessarily all leave together on the same ship. In
most cases, however, people settled in areas where family or friends
were already living.
In an uniquely ambitious but potentially rewarding project,
'Skye Roots' has embarked on the massive task of documenting these
Emigrations and tracing the families that left for at least two
generations after they departed Skye.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Easy! If you have family links or history traced back to the Isles
of Skye and Raasay AND you have ANY relevant information whatsoever to
contribute, then simply CONTACT 'Skye
In the first instance, just send brief details and then Norma
will be pleased to hear more.
By eliciting contributions from as many emigrated family
descendents as possible, Norma's aim is to collect and collate as much data
from all around the world as possible, ensure that it is evaluated /
cross-checked / verified and then to 'piece it all together' by adding
it to the 'Skye Roots' database, generating and preserving the most
definitive overall picture of the area's family history as
- CONTRIBUTE to the PROJECT: simply CONTACT
'Skye Roots' -
The lorry - a 1937 Ford 30cwt - parked at the end of
Inverarish Terrace, Raasay. Taken about 1946