Monthly Archives: May 2011

Friday photo; Prince of wAles

With the news that Prince Charles is to visit Harris next Thursday, we give you fair warning to stockpile cherry brandy over the weekend before he gets here.  For those we have never heard this story, the Crown Hotel is infamous for serving … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Castlebay and Iona

Despite all signs to the contrary, it is actually May, and we should be basking in gentle sunshine rather than cowering behind our hoods against the hail.  To remind you of what sun looks like, here is Calmac’s Iona entering … Continue reading

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Ties Over the Atlantic

On Monday evening, the Council Chambers were filled to near capacity for the Tasglann nan Eilean Siar’s event looking at those who have ties with the American city of Detroit. The evening started with a welcome from Councillor Kenneth Maciver … Continue reading

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Ties Over the Atlantic – À Leòdhas gu Detroit

Bha seòmar na Comhairle làn air oidhche Luain airson tachartas Tasglann nan Eilean Siar “Ties Over the Atlantic – À Leòdhais gu Detroit” a’ coimhead air ceangalaidhean eadar Leòdhas agus Detroit. Thòisich an oidhche le fàilte bho Coinneach Maciomhair a … Continue reading

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Barra to Berneray; Cladh Hallan

Each member of the team wanted to post a blog about their favourite part of our Barra to Berneray event from early May.  Donna has told you about her Taransay connection, and her potential new found relative in Isa from … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap!

One of the smaller tasks we have been up to recently is repackaging the school log books held in Castlebay, Stornoway, Liniclate and Tarbert libraries.  The log books, some of which are very fragile, are now protected by archive quality … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Dog days

This week’s Friday Photo does not come from our photograph collection but instead from a shot taken when Donna and I were down in Tarbert working on Wednesday.  It’s traditional on Friday the 13th to find symbols of good luck … Continue reading

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Ties over the Atlantic

For those of you who haven’t seen the creatively designed poster by Katie Anne which she made for this coming Monday’s Ties Over the Atlantic event, keep your eyes peeled for it over the weekend! The event will be chaired … Continue reading

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Cairdeas ar sinnsearachd…?

  Eilean Tharasaigh Aig an tachartas a chum an Tasglann shios ann an Lionacleit an t-seachdain sa chaidh, bha mi fhin agus Isa bho Comunn Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath a’ bruidhinn air co as a thaining ar sinnsearan. Dh’ innse i … Continue reading

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Training in Tolsta

One of the Tasglann projects roles is to provide training and support to the Comainn Eachdraidh.  In April we spent two evenings working with North Tolsta Historical Society offering training and advice on the cataloguing of the archives they hold … Continue reading

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