Monthly Archives: July 2011

Friday Photo; Barvas Cattle Show

Today is the day of the Westside Agricultural Show, which means cakes, cows, chickens, crafts and ceilidhs are all to be found on Barvas machair from 12 noon.  The above photo is of previous prize winning cattle enjoying their moment of … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Native American Links

This coming Wednesday (July 27th)  North Tolsta Historical Society will be holding an event led by Joan Hogg (née Mackay) who will give a presentation of her visit to Canada, where she researched her links with the Métis people.  Joan … Continue reading

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Sgeama luchd ceumnachaidh Comunn na Gàidhlig

A’ gluasad bho cùisean Thasglann airson mionaid, cuimhnichibh, ma tha sibh air crìoch a chur air ur cùrsa Gàidhlig san oilthigh no colaiste am bliadhna ‘s, tha Comunn na Gàidhlig a’ ruith an sgeama luchd ceumnachaidh aca a-rithist far am … Continue reading

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Friday photo and song; Berneray Week

With the Tall Ships and the Hebridean Celtic Festival flooding the town in Stornoway, it’s easy to forget that there is plenty going on across the Western Isles!  Kicking off down South today is Berneray Week, with dance lessons at … Continue reading

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New display!!

Next time you venture to the Library here in Stornoway, make sure and have a look at Tasglann nan Eilean Siar’s new display boards that have taken pride of place in the display cabinets. They give some great information on … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Eye in the sky

Tomorrow the ninth Point Agricultural Show will be held at Aird School, showing off the best that the Eye Peninsular has to offer.  Above is a aerial photograph of Portvoller taken in the 1960s-1970s, showing Loch an Tiumpan.  Look closer, … Continue reading

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Dusty fun!

This week, I cleared out the two display cabinets that are near the front door of the Library. Previously, there was a display telling the story of the early days of the Library and a very interesting story it is too but … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Happy Birthday Canada!

Today is Canada Day, a country where many emigrants of the Western Isles settled.  In particular, a large number of Lewis folk emigrated and settled in the province in Quebec, where small towns and streets still bear the namesakes of … Continue reading

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