Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sandwickhill School Log Books and School Memories Event

To mark Sandwickhill School’s 132 year history , the school pupils are keeping a school log book recording the weekly activities of the school.  We have created a blog that presents a selection of their weekly comments and intersperses these with comments … Continue reading

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A’ cuimhneachadh air Detroit

Bidh cothrom eile èisteachd ri turas Anna Nic an Lèigh à Siadar air Taobh Siar Leòdhais nuair a chaidh i air ais gu Detroit, far an do rugadh i. Thàinig Anna a-steach a chèilidh orn ann a oifis an Tasglann … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Leap Year Dance

This poster from 1944 is from Stornoway Historical Society’s collection, and is currently stored in Stornoway Library.  The hand drawn poster advertises a dance to be held by Sandwick Badminton Club for a Leap Year Dance, and features some interesting … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Creag Hastin

The three of us are away down to North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist next week to do some survey work of businesses and also provide catalogue training to Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath.  Hopefully the weather will hold out for … Continue reading

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Another successful evening for Airidhantuim School memories

Another successful evening was held at Airidhantuim School for past and present pupils and staff to come together and remember their time in the school. Two past pupils having a look at familiar faces! Photograph albums and folders of donated … Continue reading

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Cothrom cruinneachaidh aig Sgoil Airidhantuim

Bidh cothrom eile ann cruinneachadh aig Sgoil Airidhantuim oidhche Chiadain airson a thighinn còmhla airson sgeulachdan agus cuimheachan a chluinntinn mu laithean na sgoile. Tha an sgoil a’ dùnadh aig àm a’ chàisg agus tha luchd-obrach agus sgoilearan air a … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Glen Tolsta

Opening in An Lanntair tomorrow is a new exhibition by Anne Campbell, Mairi Morrison and Ishbel Murray called ASTAR Glen Tolsta.  The three artists collaborated on project about Glen Tolsta, a now almost abandoned settlement in between Tolsta and Gress, where … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Heisker

This week we had an enquiry from someone who had recently visited the Monach Isles and had come across a plaque dedicated to a German sailor, Otto Schatt, whose U-boat was sunk in 1918.  His body washed up on Heisker, along … Continue reading

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An Archive Tour of Stornoway

On Monday night I presented a paper entitled An Archive Tour of Stornoway to Stornoway Historical Society in the Council Chambers at Sandwick Road to around 50 people.  The talk took the form of a wander around the streets of Stornoway, stopping off … Continue reading

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Urras Leabhraichean nan Eilean

Ma tha ùidh agaibh ann a Hiort (agus ma tha sibh ann an Uibhist a Tuath a-nochd) bidh Iain Parker a’ bruidhinn ann an Claddach Kirkibost air “Mapping on the Edge – Recent Discoveries from St Kilda.” Tha seo ann am … Continue reading

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