Friday photo: A happy sailor

One of my favourite collections in the archives if that of Dr Norman Morrison, the naturalist, policeman, union activist and photographer who was born in Shawbost.  Although he worked away in Glasgow and Argyll as a policeman, he regularly returned to Shawbost where he photographed many local people and families in the first and second decades of the 20th century. 

An Gilles

This image depicts  John Gilles (‘Ain Gilles) of 29 Shawbost looking very smart in his uniform.  You can find out more about Norman Morrison and view more of his images at 

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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