Monthly Archives: August 2011

Friday Photo; Communication and Transport

To my joy David and Kathleen the Librarian (official title) about a few weeks ago came across a few folders of photographs that we knew nothing about.  To my greater joy, they are of postcards and photographs of North Uist, South Uist, … Continue reading

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Sushhhhhhh! A week in the searchroom

It’s been a quiet week in the Tasglann office.  This isn’t to say we’ve not been busy but we’ve had to be quiet as we’ve had researchers in everyday!  A visitor from Aberdeen has been looking through Lewis District Committee, … Continue reading

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Bac two skool

We all remember that mixture of excitement and dread that signalled the end of the long summer and the return to school.  As you can see in th epage below from the Mingulay school log book, the school was closed for … Continue reading

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Friday Photos; Old Shops of Stornoway

Last night we had our Old Shops of Stornoway event co-hosted with Stornoway Historical Society in the library.  I’m very happy to say that it was a great success with a fantastic turnout!  Our three speakers, Sandy Matheson, Norrie Macgregor … Continue reading

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Sgoil Shamhraidh Ghàidhlig

Ma tha sibh airson ur cuid Gàidhlig a leasachadh, tha ionad Ravenspoint ann a sgire a’ Phairc ann a Leòdhas a’ toirt an cothrom dhuibh. Aig an aon àm, gheibh sibh a-mach mu cultar, eachdraidh agus dualchas na sgire.  Tha … Continue reading

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Old Shops of Stornoway Event

Come along to our Old Shops of Stornoway event tomorrow night!  Norrie and Malcolm from Stornoway Historical Society will be talking about some of the old businesses of Stornoway and anyone attending is welcome to share their reminiscences of old … Continue reading

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Friday photo; James Shaw Grant

The above postcard of school boys (and two cheeky girls) is from the collection of James Shaw Grant which Donna is currently cataloguing at the moment.  The vast collection encompasses everything from the Crofting Commission to his research for his … Continue reading

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