Tormod an t-Seoladair: Afternoon conference

A series of glassplate negatives of Shawbost and Bragar taken in the 1910s has lead to this afternoon event taking place on 18 July 2013 at 1pm at the Old School Community centre in Shawbost. 

Tormod An T'Seoldair, Dr Norman Morrison holding an adder with another resting around his head and neck

The images were taken by Dr Norman Morrison and depict family groups and individuals from the area, many of whom were in front of the lens for the first time in their lives.

Norman Morrison was a polymath.  Born in Shawbost, he left to join the police force in Glasgow working there, Kinlochleven, Islay and Campbeltown but visit his home village periodically.  As well as being instrumental in creating what is now the Scottish Police Federation, he had a passion was for snakes and adders on which he wrote books and articles and earned a doctorate in his retirement.  He also had an interest in Hebridean folklore.

These various aspects of his life will be discussed at the conference with speakers from the Scottish Police Federation, Scottish Natural Heritage, the local community and David from Tasglann nan Eilean Siar.  For more information, see the poster below.  All are welcome!

Conference poster

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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