The Nicolson Clock Tower

The third in the Society's winter series of public lectures will be held on Monday 27th January 2014 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. The guest speaker will be Ken Galloway and the subject of his talk will be the history of The Nicolson Institute...

Personalities of The Nicolson Institute

The second of the Society's 2013/14 winter series of public lectures will be held on Monday 25th November 2013 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. We welcome back a very popular speaker in the person of Sandy Matheson who will be presenting a talk about...

Lews Castle Museum & Archive

The first in the Society's 2013/14 winter series of public lectures will be held on Monday 28th October 2013 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road, Stornoway. Our guest speaker will be Catriona West, Heritage Manager with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and the...

Town Hall & the Provosts

As part of a programme to promote the Town Hall, the Society has joined up with other users of this magnificant building to present a small display. The theme is appropriate one 'The Town Hall & the Provosts'. This is the first in a series of open days and begins...

Old Stornoway Shops Pt 3

The final public lecture in the Society's 2012/13 winter season will be held on Monday 25 March 2013 at 7.00pm in the Council Chambers, CnES Offices, Sandwick Road. Sandy Matheson, Norman Macgregor and Malcolm Macdonald will once again talk about old Stornoway Shops...

Lecture Season

Due to unforseen circumstances the Society's public lecture scheduled for Monday 25 February 2013 has been cancelled.  Our intended speaker, Catriona West from the Museum service will, it is hoped, give her talk at a later date this year. The final lecture of the...

Crossing the Minch

The third in the Society's 2012/13 winter series of lectures will be held on Monday 28 January 2013 at 7.00pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. The topic is Crossing the Minch before David MacBrayne and the speaker is Colin Tucker. Mr Tucker is a native of...

History of The Nicolson Institute

The second of the Society's winter series of lectures will be a talk on the history of The Nicolson Institute by Sandy Matheson on Monday 19 November 2012 at 7.30pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. We are delighted that Sandy has agreed to repeat his Founders...

A Souvenir of Great Yarmouth

The Stornoway Historical Society's 2012/13 winter season of events begins on Monday 29th October 2012 in the Town Hall with a presentation of the short play 'A Souvenir of Great Yarmouth' written by Eric John Macdonald.  Maggie Smith plays the role of Mairi, a 70 year...

Nicolson Institute Exhibition

An exhibition commemorating the history of The Nicolson Institute will be held in the Town Hall from Tuesday 31st July to Friday 10th August 2012. This event is being held at a momentous time in the school's 139 year history as it prepares to move into a brand new...