Tag Archives: Friday Photo

Friday photo: A Point fisherman

This happy fisherman is Donald Macleod of Knock, Point.  He was a crew member of the Muirneag SY486.  The image is taken in about 1930 and comes from the Lewis Museum Society’s collection held in Stornoway library (image reference P/FM/7). … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Kenneth Mackenzie Mill

The photo above, taken from the James Shaw Grant collection, shows a man working at the Kenneth Mackenzie mill in Stornoway.  A fantastic image that shows the depth of work that goes into creating the famous Clo Mor.

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Friday photo; Sir Norman Macleod of Berneray

Sir Norman Macleod of Berneray was knighted for his loyalty to the royal cause by King Charles II, having fought Cromwell’s armies at Stornoway, Worcestor and Loch Garry in the 17th Century. The burial plaque above is at St Clements … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Marybank Lodge, Lews Castle Grounds

This photograph is taken from the Lewis Museum Trust collection held in Stornoway Library, and show Marybank Lodge in Lews Castle Grounds, with gillies and guests outside.  Can you help us identify the photograph?  Please do get in touch if … Continue reading

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Friday photo; the birth of a town

The portion of a card seen above and below were found in the James Shaw Grant collection, and bear a striking resemblance to the Christmas Card sent by Lord Leverhulme featured on our blog in the past. The card has … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; dancing on the moors

This week’s Friday photo is from the Lewis Museum Trust collection of photographs held at Stornoway Library, and shows a group of people having an impromptu ceilidh in front of a cow.  As before, we do not have any information … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Bridge to Nowhere

The above photo is taken from the James Shaw Grant collection, and shows Tolsta’s famous Bridge to Nowhere, built by Lord Leverhulme in an attempt to create a road link between Tolsta and Ness. The bridge became somewhat of a … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Dun Barabhat

Today’s Friday Photo is from the James Shaw Grant collection held at Stornoway Library. The image is of Dun Barabhat in Bernera, taken by Prof D W Harding during an excavation by Edinburgh University.  The following information is included with … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; 1953 Plane wreck

This photograph of a Sabre F4 crash is from the Lewis Museum Trust collection held in Stornoway Library.  Unfortunately no details about this crash were found with the photographs, though I did manage to find the following details about the … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Bunavoneader whaling station

The whaling station at Bunavoneader was first opened by Norwegian father and son Peter and Carl Herlofson, who founded the company A/S Harupunen (The Harpoon).   The family had started the company in Iceland in 1896, but were searching for … Continue reading

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