A Historical Overview

A Historical Overview The Norse domination of the Hebrides lasted from about 800 to 1266 AD. The old castle of Stornoway, whose ruins were finally demolished in 1882, was originally built around 1300 by the Nicolsons who were themselves of Norse origin. From about the...

New Premises

The Society has now completed its move downstairs to the former Harris Tweed Authority’s premises within the Town Hall. Our new address is 2 Cromwell St, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DB. We are also in the process of redesigning our website and this work will...

New Premises

During September, the Society will be moving from its current premises on the first floor (South Beach) of the Town Hall downstairs to the first floor to the offices of the Harris Tweed Authority (Cromwell St). Members of the public can still contact us here on our...

Sy 1964

See if you can recognise anyone in this 13 minute colour film of Stornoway taken in 1964 by a visitor during Carnival Week Look out for some of of our public lecture films too on our You Tube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2b-DhNUD2g © Ken Holgate. Used...

Make No Bones About It

The fourth in the Society’s winter series of lectures will be held on Monday 23rd February 2015 at 7pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. Our guest speakers will be Alastair Rees and Ross Cameron from Archas Heritage Ltd and the title of their talk is...

Lews Castle Restoration

The third of the Society’s winter series of public lectures will be held on Monday 26 January 2015 at 7pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. The guest speaker will be Iain Macleod, Project Co-ordinator, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, who will be presenting an...

The Perceval Connection

The second of the Society’s 2014/15 winter series of lectures will be held on Monday 24 November 2014 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Rd. Our guest speakers are Cathie Mackay and Willie Foulger and the subject for their talk is ‘The Perceval...

Bring back the old Reporters

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...

SHS You Tube Channel

The Stornoway Historical Society is pleased to announce the launch of it’s own ‘You Tube’ channel. The first upload is the video of our last public lecture of 2013/14, ‘North Beach Shops and Hotels’ which was held on 24 March 2014. Our...