Tag Archives: Ness

A collection within a collection!

It isn’t often we find a collection within a collection here at Tasglann nan Eilean Siar but that is exactly what has happened with James Shaw Grant and the MacAulay (Rhodesia) Fund. The Fund was set up after the death of Ness … Continue reading

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Friday photo; seagull egg sandwich anyone?

The above photo taken from Stornoway Library’s collection was purchased because it was assumed it was cliff climbing for seabird eggs on St Kilda.  However on closer inspection it would appear that it is actually from somewhere else in Britain, potentially … Continue reading

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Friday photo; James Shaw Grant

The above postcard of school boys (and two cheeky girls) is from the collection of James Shaw Grant which Donna is currently cataloguing at the moment.  The vast collection encompasses everything from the Crofting Commission to his research for his … Continue reading

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Friday photo; it’ll do the peats

Today’s Friday Photo is of some very strong Niseach women carrying home creels of peat.  As you can see, the piles of peat are more than a foot higher than the head of each woman, which meant that not only … Continue reading

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Friday photo; The Guga Hunters of Ness

BBC 2 Scotland will be showing a programme next Thursday entitled ‘The Guga Hunters of Ness’ , following the annual expedition of ten Ness men to Sula Sgeir to catch Guga, the only sanctioned hunt of gannet allowed in the EU, a privilege … Continue reading

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