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 Western Isles. They were often packed to the ceiling with anything and everything locals might have needed or wanted – from a needle to an anchor! This is most probably the owner standing outside his business. The shops were also a meeting place for the locals. A place to get together and share all their news (and maybe sometimes for the men folk, a place to go to to get out from under their wives feet!)

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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