This “Memory Book” is to keep alive the memory of those who lived and worked on Heisgeir. It has been created through the love and generosity of families and friends who have sent information and donations to the Trust for Heisgeir. If you would like to send any additional information or corrections, please contact The Friends of the Schoolhouse.

The Memory Book is kept in the schoolhouse on Heisgeir so that visitors can understand more about the island; a copy is also on display in the community heritage & visitor centre at Ceann na h-Àirigh, Grimsay as well as here on this website.


The Grimsay Fishermen on HeisgeirThe Sollas Families from Heisgeir
Hazel Dow, InvernessJohn MacAskill, Grimsay
Aidan MacAulay, Vancouver B.C.Fred MacAulay, Sollas
John Archie MacAulay, HeisgeirMary MacCorquodale, Cairinis
Mary McCuish, HeisgeirAilean MacDonald, Heisgeir
Archibald MacDonald, HeisgeirChristina MacAulay MacDonald, Heisgeir
Donald Alick MacDonald, HeisgeirEffie MacDonald, Heisgeir
Ewen MacDonald, Heisgeir MissionaryJanet MacDonald, Benbecula
Mary MacDonald, HeisgeirMorag MacDonald, Heisgeir
Ronald MacDonald, GrimsayArchie MacInnes, Grimsay
Peigi MacIntosh, HeisgeirJessie MacKay, Grimsay
Marion, wife of MissionaryArchie MacLean, Grimsay
Margaret MacDonald Nicholson, HeisgeirWilliam McNeill RN of the Laurentic
John-Archie MacVicar, GrimsayPeter Morrison Family, Grimsay
Archie Nicholson, GrimsayCharles Stewart, Grimsay
William Stewart, GrimsayOur Ancestors from Heisgeir


Franklin Perring, Richard West and Michael Locke, former owners of the Schoolhouse
Roland and Dreda Randall
Sue Field Reid


Janet MacAulay d.1879
Mary Anne MacAulay Hutchinson
Archie MacLean Seonaidh & Annie MacQuien


A Happy Day on Heisgeir: Donald MacKinnonBen: Jean Archer
Jason: Monty Hall Great EscapesWild Places and Wonder: Nick Jacobs