Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friday photo: Lochboisdale Public Supply Stores

To Lochboisdale for this weeks Friday photo and the Lochboisdale Public Supply stores. This shop would have been a vital lifeline for many an islander and these sorts of small local shops could be found in afew communities around the … Continue reading

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Archivists in the making – Sir E Scott School

On 22 March, David visited Sir E Scott School to work with the deputy head, Calum Mackay, and pupils to sort the schools archives. We started by looking through some school material that had already been sorted from the 1960s-2000s. … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Port of Ness

This weeks Friday photo is of the glorious sands at Hawaii Port of Ness. The beach and its small harbour is a very beautiful spot for locals and tourists alike. It is at Port where the guga hunters return to … Continue reading

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Friday Photo: Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

This weeks Friday photo is of picturesque Amhuinnsuidhe Castle in beautiful Harris. If you have been brave enough to drive (or be driven) on the road to Amhuinnsuidhe, then well done! As you can imagine, the road to the castle … Continue reading

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Not everything in black and white makes sense

Stornoway library is a welcoming place, especially during the most recent cold nights.  A quiet place to come and study, read, think and maybe catch 40 winks.  This warmth extended to a different kind of user on Tuesday evening, who … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Eriskay sands

This tranquil photograph is of Eriskay sands looking over to the Barra Islands. The little boy in the photograph seems quite content watching the waves lap in. Although the photograph is in black and white, the beauty and tranquility of … Continue reading

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High Speed 2 (and HS3?)

On a recent blog post on the Arnish Lighthouse blog, the confusion between the High Speed 2 rail link (HS2) from London to Manchester and the Lewis post code was noted and a proposed HS2 train line described for Lewis.  However, this … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Dun Carloway

This lovely photograph of Dun Carloway was part of the photograph collection gifted to Tasglann nan Eilean Siar from Fife Council Archives last year. The Dun was built as a defensive residence for important tribal leaders or important members of families. … Continue reading

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