Monthly Archives: September 2010

Lewis Society of Detroit

Recently, I have been looking into the records of the Lewis Society of Detroit. Founded in approimately 1918/1919, the Society was formed to enable those with Isle of Lewis connections, living in the city, to meet and organise social evenings … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo! Outdoor Sermon

As David noted, it has been a very busy couple of weeks, so much so that I did not get round to putting up our Friday Photo!  Having had my knuckles rapped, I thought by way of an apology I … Continue reading

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A busy week

Oops – its Thursday and no blog post!  Shame on us.  As you can probably guess its because we’ve been busy folk here in the Tasglann.  We’ve a couple of exciting things to announce next week but for now here … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Hat Parade!

Here we have a photo from a 1910 Hat Parade Sale of Work, taken in Stornoway Town Hall before the stage was put in: I think the two men at the front look rather jealous they they don’t get to wear … Continue reading

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Donna Morrison – Archives Assistant (Graduate Trainee)

My name is Donna Morrison and I have started with the archive team as the Archives Assistant (Graduate Trainee).  I have been born and brought up on Lewis in a Gaelic speaking household so I understand the richness, importance and need to … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; The other Stornoway Castle

At one point it wasn’t just Barra who had a Castlebay in the Western Isles…  The old castle of Stornoway was believed to have been built circa 1300 by the Nicolsons, and latterly become a stronghold of the Macleods.  It … Continue reading

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Destination St Kilda – a magic lantern presentation

On Saturday 4 September 2010 I attended a fantastic event hosted by the Islands Book Trust as part of the Faclan Book Festival at An Lanntair in Stornoway.  Mark Butterworth presented a magic lantern slide show of his images of a … Continue reading

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Visit to Southern Isles

An important part of the TnES project is working with Comainn Eachdraidh (historical societies) and providing them with advice and support.  Although we are based in Stornoway, the project will work across the Western Isles from Butt to Barra, and in … Continue reading

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Introducing the staff: Project Assistant

My name is Katie Anne Maciver and I am the project assistant for the Tasglann nan Eilean Siar project.  I’m from North Tolsta, though I moved to the big smoke of Stornoway after coming home from University.  I graduated from the University … Continue reading

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Introducing the staff: Project Manager

I’m David Powell and I’m the Project Manager and Archivist for the Tasglann nan Eilean Siar. I qualified as an Archivist in 2001 in Liverpool but my professional career has been spent in and around the Glasgow area before moving … Continue reading

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