Monthly Archives: June 2021

Our great event this week has been the teachers’ case before the Appeal Tribunal. I was up at the court this afternoon from 3 to 6, and you will be glad to hear that it has at length been decided in our favour. They get exemption conditional on their remaining in their present employment… Stornoway, 7th November. 1917

In Mr Gibson’s short note to Jean this week, he has good news regarding the keeping of the teachers. In his previous letters, Mr Gibson has often talked about the difficulty with staffing at the school as the war effort … Continue reading

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Colmcille 1500 (English)

Today marks the day that St Columba died. The effect he and many other Christian saints had on the islands can still be seen whether this is through early Christian sites still standing or through placenames. It is also 1500 … Continue reading

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Colmcille 1500

Bhàsaich Naoimh Colmcille air ann latha seo ann an 597AD ach tha a’ bhuaidh a thug an duine seo agus na daoine Crìosdail eile fhathast ri fhaicinn anns na h-Eileanan an Iar eadar eaglaisean is ainmean- àite. Air a’ bhliadhna … Continue reading

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On Thursday I had my drill and afterwards went with Mr. Grant to call on Sheriff Dunbar to ask him to give us a lecture so as to raise a little money for the Library. He agreed to give us an old one he has on “George Borrow, the Romany man, you will remember. Then we called at the Cottage as Dr. Murray was to be asked to give one. We stayed there talking for some time and then Mr. Grant & I had a turn round the quays talking, & so I was too late to write… Stornoway, 4th November. 1917

Mr Gibson’s letter this week is full of the various social visits he and Mrs Gibson received during the week, including visits from the newest teachers and a local man who is on leave visiting his ill father. Potatoes and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on On Thursday I had my drill and afterwards went with Mr. Grant to call on Sheriff Dunbar to ask him to give us a lecture so as to raise a little money for the Library. He agreed to give us an old one he has on “George Borrow, the Romany man, you will remember. Then we called at the Cottage as Dr. Murray was to be asked to give one. We stayed there talking for some time and then Mr. Grant & I had a turn round the quays talking, & so I was too late to write… Stornoway, 4th November. 1917