Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cromore School Outing

Those who remember any school trips they went on during their time in education will remember the excitement that accompanied the promise of getting out from the school environment. Some fortunate pupils from Cromore School went on one such trip … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

This weeks Friday Photo is a picture of sunny Amhunnsuidhe Castle in Harris.  The castle was built in 1865 by the seventh Earl of Dunmore, son of Catherine Murray, Countess of Dummore, who was a great patron of Harris Tweed.  Today it is used … Continue reading

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Bàrd Scalpaigh – Dòmhnall R Moireasdan

Chriochnaich mi cruinneachadh obair Dòmhnall R Moireasdan, Bàrd Scalpaigh, aig deireadh an t-seachdain sa chaidh. Am measg a’ chruinneachaidh, tha bàrdachd, sgeulachdan goirid, irisean pàipearan naidheachd agus litrichean ri leughadh. Seo eisimpleir beag de dealbh agus litir (GD3/10/1/1/17) a bha am measg cruinneachadh … Continue reading

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Friday photo; St Kilda

Above is a photo of women on St Kilda taken in August 1909.  From left to right we have Mrs Donald Gillies, Mrs Macdonald, Mary Macdonald, Mary Macqueen, widow Mackinnon and Mrs Neil Ferguson.  If you are interested in St … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here we have a very sweet entry from 12 years ago found in the Gatliff Trust Rhenigidale Hostel Logbook (GD 1/5/1/2/24).  The lucky Valentine was treated to a home cooked meal in one of the prettiest villages in the Western … Continue reading

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Friday photo; three men in a boat

This postcard is dated September 1932 and depicts three men in a boat (but no sign of a dog) in South Uist.  The message on the back describes the weather as ‘unsettled’, a common complaint found on many of the … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Tarbert

Here we have a nice Cairt Phostail of Tarbert circa 1909.  With the bad weather cancelling a lot of ferries yesterday and disrupting travel plans, it’s is easy to forget the time when ferry sailings were not daily! 

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The Stornoway Playhouse

While arranging Donald R Morrison of Scalpay’s collection, I came across a page from the Stornoway Gazette from 1968 which features an advert for the Stornoway Playhouse which stood at 5 Beach Street, where the Royal British Legion stands now. … Continue reading

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