Monthly Archives: April 2013

Friday photo: Mending the nets

Another image from the Lewis Museum Society collection held at Stornoway library featuring two fisherman mending nets in Stornoway harbour (image reference P/FI/026). It looks like back breaking work to me!

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Friday photo: North Bay, Barra

This weeks image comes from Barra featuring a view of North Bay, featuring the church, taken by the photographer Violet Banks.  The image is a postcard from the collections held at Stornoway Library and appears to have been sent by … Continue reading

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Friday photo: A Point fisherman

This happy fisherman is Donald Macleod of Knock, Point.  He was a crew member of the Muirneag SY486.  The image is taken in about 1930 and comes from the Lewis Museum Society’s collection held in Stornoway library (image reference P/FM/7). … Continue reading

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Cataloguing with Kinloch Historical Society

Recently, the Tasglann have spent time with Kinloch Historical Society helping them to catalogue their archive collections in preparation for a move to the former Balallan School.  Training was given in archive sorting, arrangement and description but the bulk of the time was spent … Continue reading

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A talk to North Lochs Historical Society

On 26 March, David gave a presentation to North Lochs Historical Society about records held by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar relating to their area.  The Historical Society cover Grimshader, Ranish, Crossbost, Leurbost, Achmore, Lochganvich and Soval so David and Donna … Continue reading

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Friday photo: A new teacher starts

Today’s image comes from the island of Grimsay and relates to Kallin School.  On 7 April 1910, Isabella Christie took up her post there as teacher. As you can see from the log book extract above, her first week was … Continue reading

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