Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Nicolson Institution in 100 Objects (give or take)

Today saw the opening of a new exhibition in Stornoway Town Hall presented jointly by Stornoway Historical Society and the School’s Heritage Committee.  The event marks the closure of the old and fondly remembered Springfield Road campus as the school … Continue reading

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Exploring over 200 years of Emigration from Berneray

Berneray Historical Society is holding a one-day conference in Berneray Community Hall on Friday 3rd August 2012. The conference is the culmination of the first fourteen months of an 18-month project, A’ tilleadh ar n-eachdraidh dhachaigh (Bringing our history home), … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Barrafest

Yesterday and today people from all over Scotland will be making their way to Castlebay for the annual Barrafest.  Though it is one of Scotland’s smaller festivals, it has a big reputation, and is now firmly on the festival circuit. … Continue reading

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Hebrides People website launches

On Friday, David attended the launch of www.hebridespeople.com at the Seallam Centre at Northton, Harris. George Mackenzie, Keeper of the Records of Scotland and Registrar General, officially launched the website which is the key out put of a a project to … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Uist Fair

Comhairle workers down in the Uists, Benbecula and Barra have had the past three days off, and hopefully have enjoyed the South Uist and North Uist Highland Games and the Highlands and Islands Young Piper of the Year competition.  The … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Berneray Week

Today is the first day of Berneray Week, a festival of the language, culture and people of Berneray.  With activities ranging from céilidhs to Gaelic classes to a 10K, this years festival is sure to be a great success.  Log onto … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Dun Borve

Borve Castle, also known as Castle Wearie or, as seen above, Dun Borve, is believed to have built by Amy MacRuairi, the first wife of John of Islay, chief of Clan Donald.   Following John divorcing Amy in order to … Continue reading

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