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Friday photo; Paying the rent

Last week, Donna and David gave a talk at Ness Historical Society about archive records held by the Comhairle and the Barvas rent ledgers held in Stornoway library were of great interest. The ledgers list every croft within the parish … Continue reading

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Friday letter; So here’s to you Mrs Matheson

Today’s little bit of history is a letter sent to Lady Matheson from a Mr Hutchison of Soval Lodge 150 years ago almost to the day.  The letter can be a little tricky to read in places, so a transcription … Continue reading

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