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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 her talk will be Stornoway on Record!

Seonaid was appointed Archivist to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in November 2015. Prior to this she was Head of Archives and Museums (Scotland) at Lloyds Banking Group, which included responsibility for the archives of Bank of Scotland dating from 1695 and management of two museums of banking history  – the Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh and the Savings Banks Museum in Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire.

She was raised in Clydebank and Inverness, and graduated with an Honours History degree from Glasgow University. Following university, she worked as a historical research assistant for St Andrew’s University and on the Bank of Scotland’s tercentenary history project. At the conclusion of the latter project she was appointed to the permanent staff of the Bank’s archives department and subsequently became a qualified archivist.

Personal interests include Gaelic language and music, and while in Edinburgh she was a member (and later conductor) of Còisir Dhùn Èideann.