The first of the Society’s 2014/15 series of winter public lectures will be held on Monday 27 October 2014 at 7.00pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. Our guest speaker is Colin Tucker and the topic will be ‘Bring back the Reporters’, a light hearted look back on Stornoway news from the pages of the Highland News and elsewhere at the end of the 19th century, beginning of the 20th.

Mr Tucker is a native of Inverness and during his student days served as a purser on the Loch Seaforth. He has recently retired to Lewis with his Stornoway born wife, Anna, daughter of the late Norman ‘Meg’ Macleod. Colin is also the author of ‘Steamers to Stornoway’ published in 2013 by the Islands Book Trust.

Doors open at 6.30pm and entry is by donation.

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