Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tobar an Dualchais

Leig Tobar an Dualchais fios an-diugh tro Twitter gu bheil iad air corr as trì mìle clàran eile a chur ris na tha iad air cruinneachadh chun an ìre seo. Air sgaths gur e Oichdhe Shamhna a th’ ann (tha … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Creepy picture

Halloween is not till Monday but I wanted to put up a creepy pic to see you through this weekend!  There is something very frightening about the image of diving and gas masks, be it the fact that it seems to transform … Continue reading

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Friday pamphlet; Marjory Kennedy Fraser

  The Royal National Mod has returned to Stornoway for a packed week of Gaelic, friendly competition, kilts and whisky.  Sadly the library collection did not have any photographs of previous Mods so I did a search instead for Gaelic … Continue reading

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A surprise survival

It is amazing how often I’ve heard the phrase “Oh, but none of the records have survived”, or, in the Stornoway area, “They were lost in the town hall fire”.  I’ve even heard this latter anecdote attributed to records that … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Ness exhibition

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis are holding an exhibition in their new premises, Cross School, about Skigersta School and the singer Katie Macleod, known as ‘The Lewis Nightingale’.   The exhibition will be open today and tomorrow (14th and 15th), then again from Monday … Continue reading

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A collection within a collection!

It isn’t often we find a collection within a collection here at Tasglann nan Eilean Siar but that is exactly what has happened with James Shaw Grant and the MacAulay (Rhodesia) Fund. The Fund was set up after the death of Ness … Continue reading

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Friday photo; seagull egg sandwich anyone?

The above photo taken from Stornoway Library’s collection was purchased because it was assumed it was cliff climbing for seabird eggs on St Kilda.  However on closer inspection it would appear that it is actually from somewhere else in Britain, potentially … Continue reading

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