A new home for Comann Eachdraidh Nis

Comann Eachdraidh Nis (CEN), the most north westerly historical society in the European Union, have moved house from their premises in Habost to their new home in the former Cross School.  CEN have amassed a large collection of photographs and papers relating to all aspects of life in the Ness area including crofting, fishing, genealogy, local buildings and also the records of the Comann Eachdraidh itself that shows its own development since its inception in 1977.

In preparation for moving, Katie Anne and David helped CEN to list and arrange their archive at a broad level and create a location guide so that when the records were moved they could easily be placed back in order.  On the 4 November, Donna joined us on another visit to help with the physical move of the archive and also their artefacts.  Never let it be said the Tasglann team are scared of a bit of hard work! 

Ness archives waiting to be moved

It was a great day with many local people and a voluntary team from the Hydro Board coming with vans and trailors to help with the move.  We didn’t dare count the number of boxes lifted and moved but the team effort meant that what we thought would be a two day job was actually completed in a day!

The archives moved to their new home at Cross SchoolVolunteers from the Hydro Board move part of the former Lionel Decca Radio Station

Cross School offers CEN better storage and a more flexible space for displaying their collections and it’s a suitable use for a land mark building in the area.  We wish them every happiness in their new home, especially now that our arms have stopped aching…

CEN Chair, Annie Macsween, outside Cross School

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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