Stornoway on Record!

The second of the Society’s 2017/18 winter series of lectures will be held on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. Our guest speaker will be Seonaid Macdonald, archivist with Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean. The theme of...

SHS Exhibition

The Society’s premises will continue to be open to visitors, each Wednesday 2-4 pm, over the autumn and winter months starting 4th October. We are located on the ground floor of the Town Hall in the former offices of the Harris Tweed Authority at 2 Cromwell...
SY Gone By

SY Gone By

The Summer/Autumn 2017 edition of SY Gone By is out now priced £3.00. Featured in this issue are Stornoway Farms, History of Goathill Farm, Stornoway Golf Club, Lodge Fortrose 250th anniversary, Memories on the Quay and much...

Summer Opening

The Society’s premises will be open to visitors over the summer months from 28th June to 30th August. We will be open on Tuesdays 10am-12 noon and Wednesday’s and Friday’s 2pm to 4pm. We are now located on the ground floor of the Town Hall in the...
HMY Iolaire Photograph Appeal

HMY Iolaire Photograph Appeal

  HMY IOLAIRE PHOTOGRAPH APPEAL A new book about the Iolaire disaster is to be published by Acair in Autumn 2018 at the start of a series of events commemorating  the centenary of the loss of the Admiralty yacht with over 200 sailors near Stornoway harbour on New...

The Early Medical Men of Lewis 1700-1918

The Early Medical Men of Lewis 1700-1918 Few if any surviving historical records recall the names of the individuals who once administered to the medical needs of Lewis folk prior to the beginning of the 18th century. It is only from about 1700 onward that names and...

Work of the herring girls

Work of the herring girls Girls at their first year at the gutting were called cùibhlearan or coilers. They were paid less than the older girls due to their slowness and inexperience. They had to learn quickly. By the following season they would be fully proficient in...