Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday photo; survivors of the SS Norge

On Monday 2nd April at 2.05pm BBC Radio Scotland will broadcast the story of the shipwreck of the SS Norge in June 1904.  The SS Norge sank off Rockall with a loss of over 635 people, mostly European and Russian … Continue reading

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Sgoil Airidhantuim air Aileag

Bidh dithis sgoilear à Sgoil Airidhantuim, Samuel agus Matthew, a’ bruidhinn air Aileag air Radio nan Gàidheal an-diugh aig 4.00f agus iad a’ cur ceistean air Dòmhnall Moireasdan, sgoilear an latha an-dè a chaidh tro foghlam ann an Airidhantuim cuideachd. Tha Dòmhnall … Continue reading

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Friday photo; nice day for a boat ride

With some weather reports stating that today the Western Isles will be the warmest part of the UK, it would indeed be a lovely day for a boat ride.  This image is from c1906 and is taken at the mouth of … Continue reading

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Barvas School’s invitation to all to open days and evenings!

  Barvas School pupils 1925. For more photographs, see Barvas and Brue Comunn Eachdraidh website Monday 26th March kick starts three open days and evenings to be held in Barvas School which will look back on the schools history and its closing before the Easter … Continue reading

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“If you can spell Airidhantuim, you’ve been there.”

Today, Monday 19th March, is the first day of Airidhantuim School’s three open days and evenings which are being held at the school to remember its 135 year history and to mark its closing. Everyone with an interest and with memories … Continue reading

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Friday menu: Stornoway Literary and Debating Society

Today’s archive treat comes from the minutes of the Stornoway Literary and Debating Society, who held their first annual dinner 109 years ago. Lots of Stornoway figures attended the dinner, and apparently had to sit through a long evening of … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Northton Temple

This week’s Friday Photo is of Northton Temple in Harris, which has recently had some renovations made to its stonework.  Rudh’ an Teampaill, the headland that the chapel sits on, is thought to have at one point being enclosed by … Continue reading

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Uibhist a Tuath air Radio nan Gàidheal

Bidh caraid an Tasglann, Isa NicGlip, a bhios ag obair le Comunn Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath, air Radio nan Gàidheal an-diugh a’ bruidhinn air an obair a bh’ aice mar tidsear ann an Uibhist a Tuath. Bidh còmhradh ann air … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Clachan, North Uist

A shop has operated from the same site in Clachan, North Uist for over 100 years.  The photo of the store shown above is from 1947, and the shop seems to have quite a few customers, including some of the ovine … Continue reading

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