Friday photo; Lews Castle Staff

David recently met with Douglas Davidson who provided us with the above image for today’s Friday Photo of staff of Lews Castle circa 1890s-1910.  Douglas’s grandmother and great aunt both worked as servants for the Matheson family, his grandmother is in the top row, third from the right, wearing a black dress with a white lace collar.

Unfortunately the other staff (and wee boy!) in the photograph have not yet been identified.  Can you help?  If you can, contact the Tasglann using or call 822 750.

Great thanks go to Douglas for lending the photograph, which shows in greater detail the design of the greenhouses which were once beside Lews Castle.

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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