The third in the Society’s winter series of lectures will be held on Monday 27th January 2014 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road. Our guest speaker will be Ken Galloway and the theme of his talk will be the history of the Nicolson Insitute Clock Tower from 1902 to the present day. A familiar landmark to Stornowegians, the building has survived the demolition of original Nicolson Public School (aka the Clock School) in the early 1970’s and that of it’s short-lived successor, the Nicolson-Lewis Sports Centre in 2003. Today it stands proudly in front of the new main campus of The Nicolson Insititute which opened in 2012.
Kenneth W Galloway was educated at The Nicolson Institute, Aberdeen University and the Napier College of Commerce and Technology, where he took a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance. This led to a career spanning 39 years in Vocational Guidance, working initially in Aberdeen, Dundee and London with the last 33 years spent in the Western Isles, until retirement as Area Manager in 2008. A past captain and secretary of Stornoway Golf Club, Ken is also Vice-President of the Scottish Golf Union (North District) and serves on the committees of the Stornoway Angling Association and the Lewis and Harris Sports Council. He is also a committee member of the Stornoway Historical Society and serves as our archivist.
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