An appeal has gone out for information about the late Saint Ranjit Singh Rose, who lived and worked in Uist from around 1950 to 1970.
His daughter, Manjeet Cross, is researching a book she plans to write about her father’s life in the islands.
For two decades, starting about 1950, Saint Ranjit Singh Rose earned a living in Uist as a draper. Initially, he lodged with some local families before bringing his wife and two children to the islands. The couple then had four more children, including Santosh, the best-known locally of the Rose clan.
Appealing for information about her father’s time in Uist, Cross posted online: “I want to write a book about my father’s life in the islands. If any of you know the story, photo or film, please share it with me. I know there must be a library in the islands where my father might be in the newspaper or newsletter etc., if you can contact them to share it with me.”