Monthly Archives: May 2012

Friday photo; Road to Hushinish

Tomorrow the Islands Book Trust is hosting a boat trip from Hushinish to Scarp departing at 11am.  Scarp is famous for being the island where an experiment was carried out to see if post could be delivered by means of rockets.  … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Carloway School extension

Katie Anne and Donna have been busy sorting some uncatalogued records and came across some School Board records relating to the building and extension of various schools.  They included these lovely drawings of the proposed 1893 extension to Carloway school. Firstly, the … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Picture the Past, Create the Future

Next weekend, as part of the Festival of Museums, Museum nan Eilean and An Lanntair are working in partnership to hold a two day programme for families to explore some of the history of Lews Castle.  Families will get the … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Episcopal Church

On Tuesday, David visited St Peter’s Episcopal Church on Francis Street in Stornoway to meet with their new minister, Rev. Shona Boardman, and to see the archives they hold. The archives include records relating to the day-to-day management of the … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Sheep shearing

The above picture shows a group of men shearing sheep in the early 20th century.  A copy of this image can also be found in Western Isles a postcard tour – Barra to North Uist, though, unfortunately, it does not … Continue reading

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