Tag Archives: Friday Photo

Friday photo: A view of Lochmaddy

Lochmaddy, situated on the beautiful island of North Uist, is many a tourists first experience of the Western Isles when travelling over from Skye. Many of the postcards in the collection were actually sent rather than just being collectable momentos … Continue reading

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Friday photo: The Shiants

The Shiants sit just off the east coast of north Harris in the minch and consist of three main islands.  The three islands are known as Garbh Eilean (rough island), Eilean an Taighe (house island) and Eilean Mhuire (island of … Continue reading

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Friday photo: The happy sailor

Sometimes the smile of a a person in a photo or their demeanour is just captivating. This image is identified as Alexander Macleod of Point, skipper of the Muirneag SY486.  The image is take around 1940 and comes from the … Continue reading

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Friday photo: the Marconi Pole

Lochboisdale is the location of these weeks photos which show various views of the Marconi pole which appears to have been located by the hotel.  

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Friday photo: Eriskay in colour

I was going through some of the postcards held by Stornoway library and came across this duplicate set of images for Prince Charlie’s beach on Eriskay where he landed prior to the ’45 rebellion. The postcard in black and white is … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Comhairle & the Whale

School log books often throw up surprises and odd juxtopositions as this example from Bragar School for May 1975. There must have been great excitement in the school following a visit by the P4-7’s visit to the beach to see … Continue reading

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Friday photo: The Carry, Glen Valtos

This week we’re off to Uig for our Friday photo and The Carry, Glen Valtos.  The postcard labels it as being Stornoway, even though anyone local knows it isn’t! This bit of Lewis road always feels special to me as … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Ernest writes home

Regular readers of the blog and followers of the Friday photo will know how much we like what’s written on the back of postcards and this one is a belter!  It’s April 1944 and Ernest is recently stationed in Lewis … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Mending the nets

Another image from the Lewis Museum Society collection held at Stornoway library featuring two fisherman mending nets in Stornoway harbour (image reference P/FI/026). It looks like back breaking work to me!

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Friday photo: North Bay, Barra

This weeks image comes from Barra featuring a view of North Bay, featuring the church, taken by the photographer Violet Banks.  The image is a postcard from the collections held at Stornoway Library and appears to have been sent by … Continue reading

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