Tag Archives: Lews Castle

Friday photo: Having fun on the Lews Castle lawns

As many prepare for Hebridean Celtic Festival in Stornoway this weekend its worth remembering that the Castle has seen many other celebration, including Tattoos and, as this week’s image shows, gymkhanas! If you are attending Heb Celt this weekend, keep an … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Picture the Past, Create the Future

Next weekend, as part of the Festival of Museums, Museum nan Eilean and An Lanntair are working in partnership to hold a two day programme for families to explore some of the history of Lews Castle.  Families will get the … Continue reading

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An Archive Tour of Stornoway

On Monday night I presented a paper entitled An Archive Tour of Stornoway to Stornoway Historical Society in the Council Chambers at Sandwick Road to around 50 people.  The talk took the form of a wander around the streets of Stornoway, stopping off … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Lews Castle Staff

David recently met with Douglas Davidson who provided us with the above image for today’s Friday Photo of staff of Lews Castle circa 1890s-1910.  Douglas’s grandmother and great aunt both worked as servants for the Matheson family, his grandmother is in … Continue reading

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Lews Castle consultation

Yesterday saw over 900 people take the opportunity to look around the main public rooms on the ground floor of the iconic Lews Castle.  If you look carefully at the picture below, you may even see the baldy head of … Continue reading

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Friday photo; the Wombles of Lews Castle are we

Today’s Friday Photo was inspired by Wimbledon and Tuesday’s Lews Castle consultation event.  The postcard shows the castle with the greenhouses still intact and with the tennis court marked out.  On Tuesday between 3pm and 8pm, everyone is invited to have a … Continue reading

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Lews Castle Museum & Archive – community consultation

Ever fancied seeing inside Lews Castle’s main public rooms?  Now is your chance!  As part of the HLF bid being developed to turn Lews Castle into a museum and archive for the Western Isles a community consultation event is being … Continue reading

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Cromore School Outing

Those who remember any school trips they went on during their time in education will remember the excitement that accompanied the promise of getting out from the school environment. Some fortunate pupils from Cromore School went on one such trip … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Lews Castle

Our Friday Photo this week celebrates the Comhairle’s grant from the Scottish Government to preserve Lews Castle.  The above photo shows Lews Castle and green complete with added sheep.  It’s a good thing they didn’t have the Hebridean Celtic Festival … Continue reading

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Another success for Lews Castle

As many of you are aware, the Comhairle is looking to redevelop Lews Castle in Stornoway and is currently preparing bids to various funding bodies, including the Heritage Lottery fund, to realise this.  Part of the proposed redevelopment will include a … Continue reading

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