The Launch of Stornoway Media Centre - by SignPrint (http://www.sign-print.co.uk/) and Intermedia Services (Stornoway) Ltd, (www.intermediaservicesstornoway.co.uk) is set for tomorrow (Thursday November 1).

NHS Western Isles is seeking the comments of island residents as it presents its revised Gaelic Language Plan for Community Engagement.

The refurbished NHSWI Gaelic Language Plan (GLP) has been produced in-line with the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, which requires every public body in Scotland to create a GLP.

Iain ‘Diablo’ Sinclair has been awarded the honorary title of chieftain of Camanachd Leòdhais, after the shinty club’s annual general meeting at the offices of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar last night (Tuesday October 30th).

Author Peter May will be in Harris tomorrow, Thursday 1st November, at the North Harbour Bistro and Tearoom from 2pm.

The author is famous for the 'Lewis Trilogy', a series of crime novels set in the Outer Hebrides which have sold over a million copies in the U.K. alone, and 'Coffin Road' a standalone thriller set on the Isle of Harris.

Mr May tweeted, 'I'll be chatting to locals and signing any books they bring along to the North Harbour Bistro and Tearoom on Scalpay from 2pm on Thursday. See you there!'

Peter May will also be appearing at Faclan: the Hebridean Book Festival in An Lanntair on Saturday 3 November at 2pm (Book tickets here) and he is hosting an exclusive bus tour of sites from his best-selling book The Blackhouse on Friday 2 November at 11am, as part of Faclan Fringe. (Book tickets here).

A cyclist from The Nicolson Institute, Thomas Sludden (S4), has finished his mountain-biking season ranked first in the North of Scotland and fifth overall in Scotland in his category.

In his recent race at Glentress Forest near Peebles, part of the Scottish Cross Country Mountain Biking Championships, he finished second.

An ancient standing stone on the Isle of Lewis is to be the subject of a project to bring its story to life.

The 19ft Clach an Trushal or 'Stone of Compassion' in the village of Ballantrushal will be the focus of a new project by the Airidhantuim Community Council thanks to funding from the Western Isles Lottery.

A 200-year-old map showing the town and port of Stornoway, including ‘Bayhead, Imrisligach and Inaclete’ is about to gain a new lease of life.

The map, made in the early 19th century by surveyor James Chapman, has been held in the collection of Western Isles libraries for many years. It shows the centre of Stornoway in fine detail, but conservation efforts over the years has damaged the map extensively.

Now a grant from the Aurelius charitable trust, which supports the conservation of culture inherited from the past, has allowed specialist conservators at National Library of Scotland (NLS) to start a painstaking process of restoration.

A new group has been set up on Lewis by people with long term health conditions, aimed at helping to improve the quality of life of people with these conditions.

Long Term Conditions Hebrides (LTCH) has been meeting informally for almost two years, offering social support for people with long-term conditions ranging from arthritis and chronic pain to anxiety.

After a pilot phase supported by NHS Western Isles, the group has been awarded £15,445 from the Health and Social Care Alliance to run a new, year-long project called ‘The Bridge’.

A new group has been set up on Lewis by people with long term health conditions, aimed at helping to improve their quality of life.

Long Term Conditions Hebrides (LTCH) has been meeting informally for almost two years, offering social support for people with long-term conditions ranging from arthritis and chronic pain to anxiety.

After a pilot phase supported by NHS Western Isles, the group has been awarded £15,445 from the Health and Social Care Alliance to run a new, year-long project called ‘The Bridge’.

Scotland’s Minister for Children and Young People is on a visit to Lewis today (Monday October 29th) with a tour of projects lined up.

Maree Todd is also an MSP for the Highlands and Islands. Her ministerial portfolio includes childcare and early years concerns including children’s services, adoption and fostering and the social service workforce.

Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus MacNeil attended the parliamentary launch of CSW’s toolkit on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) on October 23rd.

The event saw the launch of humans rights organisation CSW’s toolkit on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB).

A fisherman fishing in choppy conditions sparked an alert this morning (Monday October 29th) when a resident of Portnaguran thought he was in trouble in rough seas.

Stornoway RNLI lifeboat was launched at 9.52 this morning after Stornoway Coastguard took a call saying that the small boat seemed to be battling the waves and there was no sign of movement aboard.

International Games Week 2018 brings community together to read, learn and play 

This year, Stornoway Library will join thousands in celebrating the popularity and power of games and play.  During International Games Week (4 to 10 November) the library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family, to encourage people to come together.  

A number of activities have been arranged for the week, focusing on different types of games. It's not only familiar board games, such as scrabble, that will be available, but Virtual Reality ones as well. The library's VR system has a number of puzzle games to test young and old, such as Waddle Home, Wayward Sky and Tumble VR.  Younger children can test themselves with the silly, fun games in the PS4 Playroom.

The highlight of the week will be a chess challenge with members of the Nicolson Institute Chess Team. Members of the public can sign up to test their skills against the up and coming players.  Those new to chess and wanting to find out more, can also have a lesson from the young chess masters. 


Lewis boys have been living the dream in London as Point crofter musician Colin Macleod played in front of 20,000 people at the O2 stadium on Friday night (October 26th) supporting Robert Plant and Van Morrison.

Not only did Colin take the stage during the UK Blues Festival with what’s been described as a ‘modern, moody and epic’ style of island folk music, but he took along Keith Morrison from Wee Studio Stornoway to make sure the sound was just as he liked it.

The whole experience was a massive contrast to his music beginnings, according to Colin, who said: “From playing Zep songs in the Clachan bar, to supporting Robert Plant at the 02. To say last night was a dream come true is a bit of an understatement.”

And Keith was similarly blown away as he took his place behind the sound desk, saying simply: “Somebody pinch me.”

Colin’s big-time adventures in the past few weeks have also included a clutch of US gigs and a spot on James Corden’s Late Late Show and a booking to play along with Travis at Glasgow’s SSE on December 21st.

Returning to his roots, he will also be playing a sold-out gig at An Lanntair as part of the venue’s winter festival and St Andrew’s Day celebrations on December 1st.



Pictures show Colin with Robert Plant, and outside the O2 arena and Keith doing final sound checks for the Friday night gig.

Police are asking for the help of the public with two cases of vehicle vandalism in Stornoway over the weekend.

On Friday evening (October 26th) a wing mirror was broken from a car parked on Inaclete Road between 7pm and 11.30pm.

Emergency teams were in operation near to Stornoway's ferry terminal just after 9pm on Friday (October 26th) when a person was reported to be in the water.

Two Coastguard rescue teams, from Stornoway and South Lochs, and Stornoway RNLI Lifeboat were immediately tasked by Stornoway Coastguard, but were very quickly stood down as the person had been helped from the water by passers-by and ambulance staff.

The Scottish Ambulance team gave immediate assistance and took the person to Western Isles Hospital after the incident. All other teams were stood down by 9.28pm.

Skilled workers from the Islands hoping to find work on massive offshore windfarm projects are being disadvantaged by a special Home Office exemption from immigration rules which has been extended several times.

And despite all the top-level publicity about restricting immigration from outside the EU to only jobs paying more than £30,000 a year – a rule which has badly affected Highlands and Islands hospitality businesses – some of the workers from Russia and Indonesia are paid less than the minimum wage. 

The UK Home Office says that it has again continued a concession to the immigration rules to allow the employment of non-European Economic Area nationals who are joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects in UK territorial waters.

The public will be able to reserve tickets for “The Nicolson Institute presents Dìleab – The Iolaire Remembered”, from 9am on Monday (29th October). 

Tickets will be available to reserve online or by visiting the Town Hall, Stornoway, but will be kept to a maximum of four per person.

Tickets will be free, although there will be a collection on the door on the evening to raise funds for the development of Gaelic and Cultural activities within the school.

‘Don’t get scared, Get screened’ is the message of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October.

Most women know that a lump – found anywhere in your breast, armpit, or around the collarbone – can be a sign of breast cancer; but it’s not always the only one.

Symptoms such as leaking nipples, skin like orange peel, nipple becomes turned in, bleeding or crusty nipples, or dimples can also signal something may be wrong.

There will be a Boys' Brigade fundraising Brunch, today (Saturday October 27th) from 10.30am till 12 noon in St Columba's Church Hall on Lewis Street.

Come along and enjoy a bacon roll, cereal and a cuppa in a warm place

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The opening of the Stornoway garden of remembrance took place yesterday (Friday 26th October) outside the Ross Battery memorial at the Drill Hall on Church Street to mark the beginning of a fortnight of remembrance linked to Armistice Day.

The ceremony featured invited dignitaries, along with pupils from Stornoway Primary and The Nicolson Institute, to participate in the opening act of commemoration of a particularly poignant anniversary for the islands. The group gathered around the two white crosses marked out on the grass.

Brand new lines of winter jackets just arrived at Stornway Fisherman's Co-op.

Need something warm, 100% waterproof, hardwearing and comfortable for winter? The Fishermans Co-op's new range of winter jackets not only look good but are practical; designed to keep you warm and dry whatever the weather decides to throw at you.

There is a range of styles and sizes to choose from for ladies, men and children - why not go and try some on!

Councillors on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have been asked to find out which local voluntary groups want to be involved in a series of ‘community conversations’ on budgets, due to start next week (Thursday November 1st).

The programme of conversations begins on Thursday in Castlebay and continues right through November, with events in Back, Lochs, Uig, Ness, Tarbert, Point and Stornoway.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is hosting the events to look at a radical programme of service redesign. Elected members of the Comhairle have been given the brief to “identify the groups/ local community and third sector leaders in your area that should be invited to participate” in the events, to try and open the discussion to as wide a range of groups as possible.

Stornoway police are asking for public help after a house in Marybank was vandalised earlier this week.

The house, on the road leading towards the Pentland Road, is empty and undergoing renovation.

The annual appeal for boxes full of goodwill and goodies for needy families has gone out to people in Lewis and Harris, with the deadline fast approaching to get your donations in for Blythswood’s Christmas shoebox appeal.

With a changed drop-off point and slightly later return date, there’s a call now for shoeboxes filled with warm clothes, toiletries, toys and treats to brighten someone’s winter days in a harsh part of the world.

The best of produce from near and far 26/10/2018

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Or call 07771645238 to place your order, free delivery within the Town, Broadbay, Point Area.

Vegetables

 

Price Each

 Quantity

Aubergine

 

£1.65

 

Butternut Squash  

 

£2.40

 

Savoy Cabbage (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.80

 

Green Cabbage (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.80

 

Cabbage (White UK)

 

£2.50

 

Cabbage (Red)

 

£2.40

 

Cauliflower (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.85

 

Romanesco (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.85

 

Celeriac (UK)

 

£2.40

 

Celery (UK)

 

£1.25

 

Fennel

 

£1.45

 

Garlic Large

 

£0.95

 

 

 

Price Per KG

Quantity

Beetroot (UK)

 

£2.45

 

Broccoli (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£3.95

 

Dirty Carrots (Scottish)

 

£2.25

 

Ginger

 

£5.00

 

Horseradish

 

£15.00

 

Kale

 

£3.25

 

Leeks (UK)

 

£2.95

 

Mushrooms UK

 

£5.00

 

Onions (White)

 

£1.50

 

Onions (Red)

 

£1.65

 

Parsnips (UK)

 

£3.15

 

Duke of York (Inverness-shire)

 

£1.95

 

Rooster (New Season)

 

£1.95

 

Kerrs Pink

 

£1.95

 

Shallots

 

£4.50

 

Swede (Scottish New Season)

 

£1.60

 

Sweet Potato

 

£2.95

 

White Turnip

 

3.55

 

 

 

Price Each

Quantity

Little Gem (x2)

 

£1.50

 

Cucumber

 

£1.00

 

Spring Onions

 

£1.00

 

 

 

Price Per KG

Quantity

Peppers (Mixed Red, Green, Yellow)

 

£4.25

 

Tomato (Cherry on Vine)

 

£6.30

 

Tomatoes (Plum Vine)

 

£3.95

 

Fruit

 

Price Each

Quantity

Cox (UK Apples)

 

3 for £1.50

 

Gala Apples

 

4 for £1.50

 

Russet (UK Apples)

 

4 for £1.50

 

Red Delicious

 

3 for £1.80

 

Avocado

 

£1.40

 

Grapefruit

 

£0.85

 

Kiwi Fruit

 

£0.50

 

Lemons

 

£0.55

 

Limes

 

£0.50

 

Yellow Melon

 

£1.95

 

Oranges Large

 

3 for £1.80

 

Pears (Conference)

 

3 for £1.50

 

Plums

 

4 for £1.50

 

Satsumas

 

5 for £1.50

 

 

 

Price per Kg

Quantity

Bananas

 

£1.70

 

Bramleys

 

£2.95

 

Chillies Red

 

£15.00

 

Courgettes

 

£2.95

 

Red Seedless Grapes

 

£4.95

 

Local Eggs

 

£2.00

 

Hebridean Tablet (Local)

 

2.95

 

Sir David Attenborough, the UK’s best-known naturalist and vice-president of Fauna and Flora International (FFI), has today (Thursday October 25th) added his voice to those calling for protection of kelp forests from the threat of mechanical dredging.
The veteran wildlife and environment campaigner has never intervened before on political issues in Scotland, but threats to kelp forests around the Western Isles and off the west coast of Scotland have inspired him to speak out.
A proposal from a company called Marine Biopolymers Ltd (MBL) has identified kelp forests east of Lewis, Harris, Barra and Vatersay as potential harvesting sites. Their proposal to use a dredge or ‘comb’ to extract whole kelp plants is in the pre-licensing stage with Marine Scotland.

The first Peppa Pig muddy puddle walk held in Stornoway has been ranked the seventh most successful in the UK by the Save the Children charity which received the proceeds.

Three-year-old Bethany Macleod was the driving force behind the new event, which was held in April in the Castle grounds. Over 100 young children walked and toddled the half-mile course along with their parents and the cartoon characters George and Peppa Pig.

The last few workshops of our current programme of Business Gateway Workshops

 in Stornoway are filling up quickly but there are still some spaces available on the following sessions:


How to Write a Business Plan  Comhairle Offices Thursday 1 November 1330 - 1630

Social Media Platforms Orbit Agency Monday 5 November   1330 - 1630

Customer Care Skills  Comhairle Offices Wednesday 7 November    0930 - 1230

There are double standards at the Home Office, says Angus Brendan MacNeill, the Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP, following press reports that non-EEA workers are employed in the offshore windfarm industry earning less than the UK minimum wage.

Mr MacNeil is continually pressing the UK Government to help the West Coast fishing industry to allow non-EEA workers to fill the gap in crew shortages. 

Despite him having met with six successive Tory Immigration Ministers, the Home Office refuse to help and boats are tied up because of lack of crew.

Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team recently took ownership of a new Isuzu D-Max.

The team are grateful to Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (Resilient Communities Fund), The Robertson Trust and Police Scotland for their financial support.

Police Scotland is developing an initiative to recruit more Special Constables in the Highland and Islands.

It is being set up to make it easier for people from remote and rural areas to apply and train to become Special Constables.

Training would be delivered locally both face to face with officers and online, allowing students to access materials related to their role as Special Constables.

A new tourism strategy aimed at increasing promotion and access to Gaelic as part of the Scottish visitor experience has been launched today. (Wednesday October 24)

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop officially launched the Gaelic Tourism Strategy for Scotland 2018-2023 at The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh alongside Lord Thurso, Chair of VisitScotland and Shona Niclllinnein, Ceannard (CEO) of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

The plan encourages boosting awareness and the use of Gaelic within the tourism industry through increased business and visitor engagement.

More disruption to ferry travel between Stornoway and Ullapool is predicted by the weekend, with a forecast of strong northerly winds over Friday and Saturday (October 26th and 27th)

CalMac are not accepting vehicle bookings on the MV Isle of Lewis for Friday or Saturday and are advising would-be travellers to keep a close eye on service updates on www.calmac.co.uk/updates

Stornoway ferry terminal manager Iain Don Maciver said: “The forecast is for a strong northerly wind, blowing straight down the Minch over a protracted period from Friday morning to Saturday evening, which will create a build-up of swell and make conditions very difficult.

A man who was reported missing from Oban on Monday (October 22nd) has been asked to make contact with Stornoway police, after a full-stretch investigation of his whereabouts.

23-year-old Declan Sutherland was last seen in Oban on Saturday night (October 20th) and his family reported him missing on Monday.

Stornoway’s only dry-cleaning firm is to stay open until spring 2019, even though business owner Louis Shields has retired.

The business at James Street, Stornoway has been open under Louis’s management for 30 years and was expected to close when he retired.

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Breakfast time in Stornoway…why not try the new Harris and Lewis Smokehouse on Sandwick Road?

After three years of construction on the former Royal Mail sorting office site, the new smokehouse eatery opened quietly yesterday (Tuesday October 23rd)

Get walking…that's the way to start  improving your quality of life, older people in Balallan were advised recently.

NHS Western Isles’ Health Promotion Department was delighted to accept an invitation to attend the ‘Cairdean Cordail Ceann a Loch’ older people’s group in Balallan recently.

History professor and author Marjory Harper will be giving a talk on emigration on Friday night (26th October) – an event which has been made possible by sponsorship from community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust.

Professor Harper of Aberdeen University will speak on the subject of ‘Voices from the Diaspora: Recollections of Scottish emigrants in the Twentieth Century’.

Pudding, Prosecco and Party wear will be on offer at a special event in Stornoway to raise funds for The Leanne Fund next month.

An evening of treats will take place at the Cabarfeidh Hotel on Friday November 23rproviding tickets holders with a range of tasty desserts, a drop of fizz and an exclusive catwalk Fashion Show by M&Co to show off the latest clothing ranges for men, women and children.

Pictured is Janet Paterson from the Western Isles Lottery presenting a cheque for £2,128.80 to John "Corrags" MacLeod, Malina Morrison and Jonathan Smith of the Westside Agricultural Show Committee. 
The funds were the proceeds raised from Lottery ticket sales from Supporters in the Ness & Westside Area. This follows funding already received in Area 2 by Eoropie Playpark and Carloway Community Centre, making a total of £5,075 distributed to date.

A fundraising event for Carloway war memorial is being held on Saturday (27th October) at 12.30 pm in Carloway community centre.

There’s a Soup & Pudding lunch along with bottle/tombola stall and baking stall.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is today (Tuesday October 23rd) celebrating the tireless work of unsung heroes behind the co-ordination of rescue operations in Stornoway, as part of International Control Room Week.

Pictured are staff from Team 1 at Stornoway, senior maritime operations officer Toby Reynolds (centre) who has been in post for nine years, and maritime operations officers Donna Maclennan (left) and Richard Cooke (right) who have served in post for three years.

A walk and cycle-way which stretches from Vatersay to Lewis has been named as one of the best experiences in the world by travel icons Lonely Planet.

The travel guide series has identified the Scottish Highlands and Islands as one of the world’s top 10 must-see destinations for 2019.

American-style trick-or treating is being shelved in favour of traditional guising in some parts of Lewis, as Hallowe’en, or Samhain, marks the onset of the winter season.

Youngsters in Tong will be out guising on November 1st, following a route from the Tong shop from 6pm.

Local baby massage classes are proving a popular choice with parents, on Barra and other islands.

The free classes, which are held over four to five weeks and led by trained baby massage instructors, continue to attract good attendance by parents and carers across the islands.

The resurgence of interest in badminton in the islands will be celebrated with the Lewis and Harris badminton singles championships, supported by the Comhairle’s sport and health team and by Western Isles Badminton Association.

The championship is on Saturday (27th October) at Lewis sports centre, with match draws made as the competition starts, from 1.30pm.

The deadline to enter the competition is on Wednesday (24th October).

A garden of remembrance is to be placed for the first time in central Stornoway to mark the beginning of a fortnight of remembrance linked to Armistice Day.

A white cross placed near the Ross Battery memorial at the Drill Hall on Church Street on Friday (26th October) will mark the place for relatives to set their own memorials to those fallen in any conflict and in any of the armed services.

A new restaurant opening at the end of the year on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis is set to create at least six new jobs.

Construction of the Uig Sands Restaurant is well under way and is being developed by owners of Uig Lodge in Timsgarry, Dickon and Elly Green.

The project has secured £175,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and £125,000 from EU LEADER towards the £650,000 project.

Passenger and freight sailings between Stornoway and Ullapool have been cancelled today (Monday October 22nd), due to forecast strong westerly winds.

Although the MV Isle of Lewis is making her morning run, and is expected to return to Stornoway at lunchtime, the 2.30pm sailing from Stornoway and the 6.15pm sailing from Ullapool have been cancelled.

There are two new faces in the senior management team at Western Isles district office of Fire Scotland, which has its HQ in Stornoway.

The fire station on Robertson Road is the new workplace for group manager Gavin Hammond and station manager Craig Lauder.

The pair moved to Lewis to replace Steve Oliver, who has moved on to become station manager at Musselburgh, and Iain Macleod, promoted to become Fire Scotland’s area manager, covering the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.

Balallan footballer Rachael Johnstone is once again standing firm for her country as she takes up her position as goalkeeper in the Scotland under-15s this week.

Police are asking for help from Stornoway residents in a number of incidents which took place at the weekend (October 20th and 21st).

A householder on Plantation Road called for assistance when a number of men gathered in the area around 3.30am on Saturday morning, acting in a threatening and abusive manner.

Two men are to appear at Stornoway Sheriff court on Monday (October 22nd) after two separate incidents in Stornoway at the weekend.

A 27-year-old man was stopped by police while driving in the area of Stornoway harbour on Sunday (October 21st) around 1.50am. He failed to provide a breath test or sample and was arrested and charged with drink-driving.

A three-day vigil for whale-watchers stood down this afternoon (Sunday October 21st) with incoming stormy weather making it unsafe for the volunteers to continue any longer.

The watch was sparked by a possible stranding emergency on Friday, when two pilot whales were seen swimming in Broad Bay, close to shallow water off Coll beach. The unusual sight brought fears of a mass stranding, as pilot whales often travel in large pods. 30 had been seen off Ullapool earlier in the week.

A change of ferries for the Stornoway-Ullapool route started with disruption on the first day of the temporary service today (Sunday October 21st).

Youngsters are encouraged to get into the spirit of Hallowe'en with a spooky creative writing workshop.

The workshop has the themes of horror, sci-fi and fantasy, and will be presented by Hereward Proops and Gary Ross-Jordan.

Angus MacNeil, MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, says he was thrilled to learn that a good cause in the constituency has received a welcome funding boost thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Befriending Lewis was recently awarded £19861 from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding will enable the organisation to continue its work.

Most Autumn Winter Evening Classes at Lews Castle College start this Tuesday (October 23rd)

So this is the last call, say course organisers - please contact LCC on 01851 770 000 – don’t miss out!

These courses include:Timber Carving; Upholstery; Art; Welding; Sewing; and Photography.

Two pilot whales are currently swimming in the shallow waters of Broad Bay today (Friday 19 October.)

A spokesperson from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) told welovestornoway.com that the whales were still swimming and were being monitored.

The Isle of Harris Distillery's Managing Director has won a top UK award for his "vision, ethos and outstanding management."

Simon Erlanger was made the SME Director of the Year 2018 at the UK Institute of Directors (IoD) awards ceremony yesterday (Thursday 18th October.)

Pop down to Harbour Seafoods for some fresh prawns or squid! Both these seafoods are delicious and good for you and can be cooked in many ways....

 

 

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MAKING YOUR FILM HAPPEN
with Tomás Sheridan
Fri 19 Oct - 9am till 5pm

Documentary filmmaker Tomàs Sheridan will help you navigate the treacherous waters of getting a film made from start to finish.
This one-day participatory masterclass will include group brainstorms, storytelling exercises and the dissection of existing short films with unique behind the scenes insight from idea, through to funding and production, all the way to distribution.

Free but booking is essential

Creative Industries Symposium
Saturday 20 October - 11am till 5pm
Free but booking is essential

We are hosting a Symposium featuring talented artists and professionals from across the creative sector from near and far. There will be something for everyone from jewellery to gaming and technology. Come along and learn from their success stories. Rounding off the day will be a discussion panel debating the pros and cons of island life, entitled ‘I’m an Islander, Get Me Out of Here!’

Live talks, big names, industry professionals, Q&As, panel discussion & films.

Genealogy is going to be the subject of a new course at Lews Castle College, available from January.

The College, which is working in partnership with Seallam, the family history research centre in Northton, says the 12-week course delivered by renowned Islands genealogist Bill Lawson will be available online with tutorial support.

The search for “the next big thing” in UK Children’s Television is gearing up as part of a £60 million initiative being introduced by the UK Government.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright today (Friday October 19th) announces that the Contestable Fund which aims to halt the decline of UK produced children's content and reverse the growing trend of airing repeats, will also include:

  • More support for programming in Welsh and Gaelic;

Catalogue from Hebridean Books

…sellers of Second Hand Scottish, Highlands and Islands, Gaelic, Football and Sport books at reasonable prices.

22 October 2018

 Hebridean Books
19 Eoropie, Ness
Isle of Lewis
HS2 OXH
 
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Postage will be charged at second class rate

Please allow 14 days for delivery.

If you are unhappy with any book/books I will fully refund the cost of the book and pay for any postage incurred.

1. Valuation Roll of the County of Ross for the Year Ending Whitsunday 1880. Francis Foster Assessor. Gives a list of all the names and rents of properties, farms and crofts for that year throughout the Parish of Ross and Cromarty. Also, included on 3 sheets of A4 is a list of Mathesons in the Parishes of Barvas, Stornoway and Uig and the rental they paid. Has a contents and Index at the beginning of the book. P.B Sized Publication. 187 Pages. £85
2. Summer Tours in Scotland. Glasgow and the Highlands. The Royal Route by David MacBraynes Royal Mail Steamers, “Columba”, “Iona” &c. Official Guide -New Edition. Contents: Prologue -Description of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Glasgow to Oban and Inverness, Excursions from Oban, Glasgow to Islay via Tarbert, Appendix -The Trossachs Tour, Index to Calling Places, Golf Courses, Hotels, Etc. At the end of the book it has a list of Tours, Time Tables, Fares. H.B. Date of Publishing unknown but it has a name and is dated April 17th 1905. 115 Pages, Plus Plates and 48 Page Index. £45
3. Isles of the Island by S.P.B. Mais. This book contains 14 Chapters and covers the Outer Hebrides, Inner Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, Isle of Man, Isle of Sicily, Channel Islands, What it costs, Bibliography, Index. This book contains the diary of the Author’s journey to these islands in 1934 and includes many illustrations. H.B. Published in 1934. 1st Edition. 354 Pages. £25
4. Scottish Coastal Steamers 1918 -1975. ‘The lines that linked the lochs’ by Brian Patton. A book about the steamers that plied the coastal routes around Scotland, which had a special fascination and romance that made them an integral part of Scottish life for many generations. A4 Size Publication. 9 chapters and includes many photographs. Printed in 1996. 128 Pages. £8
5. The Edinburgh Academy Register. 1824-1914 A record of all those who have entered the School since its Foundation in 1824. Also includes a list of Directors, Honorary Secretaries, Treasurers and Clerks, Rectors, Masters, Duxes, Sporting Team line ups, list of trophy winners and a list of former pupils who became rugby internationalists. H.B. Published in 1914. 638 Pages. £45
6. Gaelic in Strathspey by Neil McGregor M.A. A booklet of the talk given to the Gaelic Society of Inverness on 17th November 1995. P.B. 119 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £10
7. Gaelic Words and Expressions from South Uist and Eriskay. Collected by Rev Fr. Allan Macdonald of Eriskay (1859-1905). Edited by J.L. Campbell. Contents: Portrait of Fr. Allan, Introduction, List of Informants, Authors cited by Fr. Allan, Authorities consulted by the Editor, List of Abbreviations used, Notes on Pronunciation, Gaelic Words and Expressions from South Uist and Eriskay, Appendix 1: Words collected in Uist by the late Rev, Dr. George Henderson, the Late Rev. Dr. Angus Macdonald Killearnan, and by the Editor from the late Seonaidh Caimbeul, Appendix II: Classified Words, Supplement. H.B. With D/J Originally Published in 1958, this reprint is from 1991. 317 Pages. £15
8. An Iona Anthology by F.Marian McNeill. Contents: Approach to Iona, The Setting, St Columba, The Columban Church and After, Runes, Invocations and Prayers, Legends and Dreams, Impressions and Tributes, Round the Island, Reilig Odhrain, Epilogue. H.B. With D/J Originally Published in 1947, this reprint is from 1952. 129 Pages. £8
9. Glasgow Academical Club. Centenary Volume 1866-1966. Contents: Part 1 -19th Century, Part II -20th Century, Illustrations and Appendices. H.B. Published in 1966. 97 Pages. £20
10. South Kintyre Dialect by Angus Martin. Booklet, Printed in 2016. 76 Pages. Signed by the Author. £8
11. Churchill’s Prisoners. The Italians in Orkney 1942-1944. Compiled by James Macdonald. 9 Chapters. Originally Printed in 1987, this reprint is from 2007. 44 Pages. £6
12. Iona Through the Ages by Alan Macquarrie. This booklet is intended to serve as a readable introduction to the history of Iona for visitors and pilgrims to the island. Booklet, Printed in 1986. 36 Pages. £6
13. The Mull Connection and other poems by Shaun Carmichael. Booklet, 36 Poems. Originally Printed in 1993, this reprint is from 1998. 32 Pages. Signed by the Author. £6
14. Scottish Vanguard. Organ of the Workers Party of Scotland. Vol 6.No 1. Winter 1973-74. Magazine. Includes an article by John Maclean, and a 2 page insert of a pamphlet Maclean wrote in 1920. 36 Pages. £5
15. The Royal Burgh of Inveraray by Alexander Fraser. Contents: Acknowledgements, The Burgh of Inveraray, The Old Town, The New Town, The Churches, Inveraray Grammar School, Other Schools. P.B. Published in 1977. 224 Pages. £8
16. St Kilda Mail. Number 14 April 1990. 1930- Evacuation -1990. This issue has many articles to commemorate the anniversary of the evacuation, and also the usual reports on the St Kilda Club and work expeditions that have taken place on the island during the previous 12 months. A5 publications. 60 Pages. £5
17. Traditions of the Mackenzies by William Matheson. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness Volume XXXIX. Paper delivered to the Society on 15th April, 1949. Booklet, Printed in 1963. 36 Pages. £8
18. Under Brinkie’s Brae by George Mackay Brown. A selection of the author’s weekly columns which appeared in the Orcadian newspaper. H.B. With D/J Published in 1979. 151 Pages. £8
19. The Clan Macleod by I.F. Grant. J&B Clan Histories. With Their Rock-Built Fortress They Have Endured. Foreword by the Late Dame Flora Macleod of Macleod. Booklet, Originally Printed in 1953, This Third Reprint is from 1979. 31 Pages. £6
20. Hebridean and Clyde Ferries of Caledonian MacBrayne by Ian McCrorie. Booklet, Printed in 1985. 32 Pages. £6
21. Alasdair MacColla and the Highland Problem in the 17th Century by David Stevenson. 11 Chapters, Preface, List of Maps, Bibliography and Abbreviations, Genealogical Tables, Index. H.B. With D/J Published in 1980. 324 Pages. £15
22. Building St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall by Ruairidh Macleod. A book which is beautifully illustrated with a text which outlines the main developments in the building of St Magnus Cathedral. A4 Size Publication. Printed in 1994. 80 Pages. £10
23. Glenelg and its Wildlife what you can see & Where to see it. Booklet, Date of Printing late 1990’s. 24 Pages. £6
24. A’ Chomhraich A Glimpse of History. The Sanctuary. Booklet, Printed in 1999. 20 Pages. £6
25. Memoir of the Rev. David King, L.L.D. By His Wife and Daughter. Together with some of his sermons. H.B. 23 Chapters and 11 Sermons. Published in 1885. 418 Pages. £15
26. The Shetland Isles by Liv Kjorsvik Schei with photographs by Gunnie Moberg. H.B. With D/J 28 Chapters, Bibliography, Glossary and Index. Published in 2006, 288 Pages. £8
27. A Gift from Nessus by William Mcilvanney. One of Mcillvanney’s first novels. H.B. With D/J Published in 1968. 1st Edition. 223 Pages. £8
28. Remedy is None by William Mcillvanney. The Author’s first novel. H.B. With D/J Published in 1966. 1st Edition. Also includes a newspaper cutting with the news that the author had been awarded the Geoffrey Faber award and which is dated 4.12.75. 244 Pages. £8
29. The Sutherland Clearances 1806-1820. An Introduction by David Forbes. Booklet, Printed in 1977. 44 Pages. £6
30. Some Notes on West Highland Weapons by William Mackay. Booklet, Printed in 1961. 5 Pages. Signed by the Author. £6
31. Ben Lawers and its Alpine Flowers. Colour Photographs by Dr Duncan Poore and Dr Fraser Ross. Contents: History and Legend, Ben Lawers Range, Plant Ecology, Animals of the Mountain, Ski-Ing, Garth Memorial Youth Hostel, Bibliography. Includes a number of Illustrations. P.B. Date of Printing Unknown. 56 Pages. £8
32. Neil M. Gunn and Dunbeath. By Robert P. Gunn. Index. Foreword, A Short Biography, Neil M. Gunn’s Dunbeath, Acknowledgements, References Consulted. Booklet, Originally Printed in 1986, reprinted in 1993. 27 Pages. £6
33. Seal -Folk and Ocean Paddlers. Sliochd na Ron by John M. Macaulay. Foreword by Tony Ford. Contents: Preface, Seal-Folk, Champion of Champions, Hebridean and Norse Tradition, Mythology, fantasy, Recorded Events, Kayaks, Lapp of Honour, References and Bibliography. P.B. Published in 1998. 110 Pages. £8
34. The Search for the Stone of Destiny by Pat Gerber. Photography by Andrew Morris. The authors set out to trace the intriguing story of this symbolic Stone. They suggest how it might be recognised, where it might be found and its role as witness to dreams, coronations, kings, queens and conquests. H.B. With D/J Published in 1992. The book is in five parts. 137 Pages. £10
35. The Scottish Legal Tradition. The Rt Hon Lord Cooper L.L.D. Revised by Michael C. Meston. Fourth Edition. Saltire Pamphlets. In 4 Parts. Booklet, Printed in 1977. 36 Pages. £6
36. Guide Notes to “The Linlithgow Story” As told in Linlithgow’s Museum at Annat House, 143 High Street, Linlithgow. Compiled by Tom McGowran. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 36 Pages. £6
37. Lost Railways of Midlothian. By W. & E.A. Munro. Contents: The Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway, The Waverley Route, Rails to Peebles, The Polton Branch, The Penicuik Railway, The Edinburgh Loanhead & Roslin Railway. Booklet, Printed in 1985. 22 Pages. £6
38. Cathedrals Abbeys and Churches of Scotland. One Hundred and Twenty Eight Churches for you to Visit in 1995. Scotland’s Churches Scheme. Booklet, Printed in 1995. 47 Pages. £5
39. Scottish Gaelic Vernacular Verse to 1730. A Checklist by Colm O Baoill & Donald Macaulay. Booklet, Printed in 1988. 57 Pages. £6
40. A Complete Guide to Scottish Country Dancing By Allie Anderson and John M. Duthie. Booklet, 9 Chapters. Date of Printing Unknown. 47 Pages. £8
41. Vikings in Scotland An Archaeological Survey by James Graham Campbell and Colleen E. Batey. 13 Chapters and Illustrations. P.B. Originally Printed in 1998, this reprint is from 2002. 296 Pages. £8
42. Programme for the concert held to commemorate the Laying of the Foundation Stone at Kyle Public Hal on 3rd September 1931 by Lady Hamilton and the Opening of the Hall by Lady Hamilton of Balmacara on 8th April 1932. Programme 4 Pages. (Scarce) £6
43. Croilean Gaidhlig Oilthigh Ghlaschu. Glasgow University Gaelic League. A Grand Caledonian Night held at the Berkeley Hall on Thursday 8th February 1934. Chairman Hugh S. Robertson. Programme 4 Pages. (Scarce) £6
44. Sand River Trail. A Walk Through Time. Booklet, Printed in 1996. 26 Pages. £6
45. Glimpses into the Past in Lammermuir by John Hutton Browne. Illustrations by William Seton Crosbie. Edited with notes by Norrie McLeish. Booklet, Printed in 1998. 126 Pages. £6
46. Stackwalker Interviews 2008-2010 by Simon Yuill. Interviews conducted with people in the Western Isles, Isle of Skye, North East of Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Subjects covered in this book include; Crofting, Law, Common Grazings, Sutherland Estate Records, Polish Ex Combatants Association, Food Production, A8 Countries, Fishing, Migrant Labour,Language, Archives, Property, Seasonal Labour, Gangmasters, etc,etc. P.B. Published in 2012. 480 Pages. £8
47. Scotland A Concise History B.C. to 1990 by James Halliday. 18 Chapters, Maps, Battle Plans and Family Lines. P.B. Published in 1990. 155 Pages. £6
48. Ross Your Clan Heritage. Extensively Revised. Compiled by Alan McNie. Booklet, Originally Published in 1983. This extensively revised edition is from 1989. 34 Pages. £6
49. The Scottish Islands by George Scott Moncrieff. Contents: List of Illustrations, Introduction, The Inner Hebrides, The Outer Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, Other Islands and a conclusion. H.B. With D/J Published in 1952, this second edition is from 1961. 142 Pages. £12
50. Comunn Eachdraidh Sgire Bhearnaraidh. Bernera Local History Society. A4 Publication. 4 Pages. £5
51. The Land Lay Still by James Robertson. A novel set in post war Scotland, brilliantly blending the personal and the political. It sweeps away the dust and the grime of the post war years to rich mosaic of twentieth century Scottish life. H.B. With D/J Published in 2010. 673 Pages. £5
52. Street Names of Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge. Booklet, Printed in 1992. 35 Pages. £6
53. City of Edinburgh Highland Games Murrayfield Rugby Ground Saturday 22nd August 1953. Official Programme. Booklet, 32 Pages. £8
54. Their Names Liveth. A Survey of the First World War Graves in Linlithgow Municipal Cemetery. Pamphlet, 10 Pages. £5
55. “The Noblest Work” The Story of Ninian Winzet Priest and Schoolmaster of Linlithgow by Tom McGowran. Pamphlet, 12 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £5
56. The Clan Fraser. C.I. Fraser of Reelig. Johnston’s Clan Histories. Booklet, originally Printed in 1954, Reprinted 1959. With Tartan’s and Chief’s Arms in Colour, and a Map. 32 Pages. £5
57. An T-Eilthireach. Original Gaelic Poems and Melodies by Major C.I.N. Macleod. 16 Gaelic Songs and Melodies. Booklet, Printed in 1952. 43 Pages. £8
58. The Highland Society of London. Bicentenary Banquet. Programme for the Dinner held in the Fishmonger’s Hall, London in June 1978. Booklet, 4 Pages. £6
59. Cnoc Chusbaig. Comh -Chruinneachadh de Orain agus Dain le Uilleam Mac Coinnich Siadar an Rubha, Leodhais. Comh Chruinneachadh le Peigi Nic Coinnich. Roimh Radh le Domhnull Mac Coinnich. 8 Orain Le Uilleam Mac Choinnich agus 6 Orain le Peigi Nic Coinnich. H.B. First Edition Published in 1936. Slight tears at the top and bottom of the Spine. 61 Duilleag. £15
60. Knoydart A History by Denis Rixson. This book is the first full length survey of this fascinating area and presents the moving struggle of a community to preserve itself amidst a harsh environment. 11 Chapters, Epilogue and Reading List. P.B. Published in 1999. 189 Pages. £8
61. The Scottish Way 1746-1946 by F.W. Robertson. Freedom’s Decline and the Truth about the Highland Clans. Booklet, Date of Printing late 1940’s. 32 Pages. £10 (Scarce)
62. Balaich an T-Stratha. No, Iain beag agus a Chuideachd. Leis an Lighiche Alasdair Mac an T-Saoir An Ard Ruighe. Leabharann air fhoillseachadh ann an 1946. 48 Duilleag. £10
63. The Savages of Gaelic Tradition by David Macritchie. A lecture delivered to the Gaelic Society of Inverness on 22nd January 1920. Contents: The Oorishks of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Ross Shire, Oorishks and Kewachs, How Diarmaid Slew the Kewach, Dwellers in Caves and Doons, The Ferocity of the Avuska, Broonies and Their Habis -Conclusions. Booklet, Printed in 1920 and a presentation copy signed by the author. 39 Pages. £20 (Scarce)
64. Notes on the Relics preserved in Dunvegan Castle, Skye, and the Heraldry of the Family of Macleod of macleod. Macleod F. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 47, 1913. Booklet, Reprint. 31 Pages. £10
65. The Story of the Lovat Scouts 1900-1980 with contributions to 2000 by Michael Leslie Melville. 17 Chapters, 5 Appendices, a chapter with an update to the first edition 1980-2002. P.B. First Published in 1987, this reprint is from 2004. 250 Pages. £10
66. Marbhnadh Dhonnchaidh Duibh. Elegy on Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy. Edited and Translated by William J. Watson. Reprinted from An Deo Greine. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 16 Pages. £12
67. The Isle of Mull. A Short Guide to the Island. Including Information on the Flora of Mull and Place Names by Norah Turner and Andrew Finlay. New Edition. Booklet, 41 Pages. Date of Printing possibly late 1960’s. £10
68. Scottish Gaelic Studies. Contents: Palatalization of Labials in Scottish Gaelic and some Related Problems in Phonology. Booklet, Printed in 1966, 13 pages. A presentation copy signed by Donald Macaulay. £8
69. The Last Shenachie By John Douglas Pringle. A memoir of Angus Macdonald born at Cnoclinn in North Uist on February 18, 1900 and died in Sydney, Australia, on November 23, 1975. Booklet, Printed in 1976.47 Pages. £10
70. Historic Catholic Sites in the Highlands and North East of Scotland. Leaflet, 7 Pages. Printed in 1998. £8
71. The Scottish Society of the History of Medicine. Gleanings from Hebridean Medical History by Martin M. Whittet. Reprint of the paper read before the Society at its meeting at Craig Dunain Hospital, Inverness on 18th September 1965. Booklet, 8 Pages. A signed copy presented to Hugh Barron from Martin Whittet. £12
72. Settlement and Population in Kintyre by R.A. Gailey. Reprinted from the Scottish Geographical Magazine Vol 76, No 2 (1960) pp 99-107. Pamphlet 8 Pages. £8
73. The Vikings and their Origins. Scandinavia in the First Millenium by David Wilson. Contents: Preface, Introduction, The Unveiling of Scandinivia, The Era of the Great Migrations, The Viking Attack, The Vikings at Home, Select Bibliography, List of Illustrations, Index. H.B. With D/J Published in 1972. 144 Pages. £10
74. From the Wilderness to Paradise by Duncan A Downie. Developments in Agriculture on Kemnay Estate from the Mid 18th Century to the Mid 19th Century. Booklet, 10 Chapters. Printed in 2000. 42 Pages. £8
75. Loch Goil. A Slice out of Paradise. An insight into the history of Loch Goil written by locals. Contents: Geographic and Pre History, Early Local History, Statistical Accounts of the 1790’s and 1845, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century People and Connections, Into the Twentieth Century, Lochgoilhead Church, The Loch, The Steamers and the Naval Base, Memories, Clubs, Societies and Services, Carrick,P.B Published in 2001. 146 Pages. £8
76. Inverness and the Macdonalds by Evan Macleod Barron. Contents: The Capital of the Highlands, Inverness and the Lords of the Isles, Further clan Donald Rebellions, Storm and Stress -Angus Og and Alexander of Lochalsh, To the End of the Sixteenth Century, Montrose -Glengarry -Coll of the Cows, The Jacobite Risings and After, An Early Nineteenth Century Episode, The Last Hundred Years. H.B. Published in 1930.126 Pages. £25
77. Introduction to Archives. A B.B.C. Publication by F.G. Emmison. Booklet, Printed in 1964. 28 Pages. £6
78. Na Duilleagan Gaidhlig Aireamh 1 Am Faoilleach 1971 Eaglais na H-Alba. Searmon leis an urramach Murchadh Macsuain, Co Chruineachadh Shrath Pheofhair, Oibreachadh an Spioraid Naoimh ann am Beatha na h-Eaglais, Deagh Sgeul na Slainte leis an Urramach Iain Macleoid An t-ObanLatharnach, Laoidh le Donnchadh Macasgaill, Bearnaraidh, Leodhais. 8 Duilleagan. £6
79. The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter. H.B. 85 Chapters, Date of Publishing unknown. Front and back pages show signs of dampness, but not the pages with the text. 520 pages. £20
80. Shield of Empire. The Royal Navy and Scotland by Brian Lavery. H.B. With D/J Published in 2007. 16 Chapters, Illustrations, Notes, Index of Ships, General Index. 510 Pages. £8
81. A Desert Place in the Sea. The Early Churches of Northern Lewis by Michael Robson. 11 Chapters, Foreword, Forgotten Treasures, Map of Northern Lewis, Bibliography. P.B. Published in 1997. 95 Pages. £6
82. A Suathadh Ri Iomadh Rubha le Aonghas Caimbel (Am Puilean) Suainebost, Nis, Eilean Leodhais. Eachdraidh Beatha an Ughdair. 8 Caibidealan agus deilbh. P.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an1973. 370 Duilleag. £12
83. Iona -Past and Present With Maps by Alec and Euphemia Ritchie. Contents: Historical Sketch of the Island, Geological Sketch of the Island, Botany of Iona and Staffa, Ornithology of Iona, Appendix of Place Names. Includes Illustrations. H.B. Originally Published in 1928, This Third Edition is from 1934. 43 Pages. £15
84. The Transformation of Rural Scotland. Social Change and the Agrarian Economy 1660-1815 by T.M. Devine. 8 Chapters, List of Maps, Figures and Tables, 12 Appendices, Bibliography. P.B. Originally Published in 1994, this Edition is from 1999. 275 Pages. £10
85. A Habitable Land. JM. Boyd & I.L. Boyd. The Hebrides. The first volume of a unique trilogy spanning the complete natural history of the Hebrides, written by world renowned experts on nature and wildlife. P.B. Published in 1996. Includes Photographs. 124 Pages. £8
86. The Place Names of Arran by Ian A. Fraser. 12 Chapters, Notes, Indexes on Settlement names, Topographical Elements, Field Names and Minor Names, Index of Elements, Bibliography. P.B. Published in 1999. 168 Pages. Signed by the Author. £15
87. Waverley -the world’s last sea going paddle steamer by Douglas McGowan. Booklet, Printed in 1984. 9 Chapters. 79 Pages. £8
88. Caledonian MacBrayne -Ships of the Fleet by Ian McCrorie. With Illustrations by J. Aikman Smith. Booklet, Printed in 1977. 32 Pages. £8
89. Steamers of the Clyde and Western Isles 1964. Contents: Introductory Note, Fleet List Notes, Fleet Lists, The Corporation of Glasgow. Booklet, Printed in 1964. 27 Pages. £10
90. A History of the Borders From the Earliest Times by Alistair Moffat. H.B. With D/J Published in 2002. 14 Chapters and Illustrations. 454 Pages. £8
91. Seanchas Ille. Cruinneachadh, clarachadh agus gleidheadh dualachas Gaidhlig Ille. Collecting, Recording and preserving Islay’s Gaelic Heritage. Foreword by Donald Meek. Contents: Foreword, Introduction, Notes on Transcriptions and Translations, Local Stories, Traditional Beliefs and Superstitions, Local People and Days Gone By, Traditional Remedies and Food Ways, Proverbs, Glossary of Islay Gaelic, Glossary of Islay Gaelic Bird Names, Glossary of Islay Gaelic Sea Creature Names, Acknowledgements. P.B. Published in 2007. A bilingual Publication. 173 Pages. £8
92. The Companion Guide to The West Highlands of Scotland by W.H. Murray. The Seaboard from Kintyre to Cape Wrath.28 Chapters, 5 Appendices and Illustrations. H.B. With D/J Published in 1968. 1st Edition. 415 Pages. £10
93. As a Bhraighe. Beyond the Braes. The Gaelic Songs of Allan the Ridge Macdonald 1794-1868. By Effie Rankin. Second Edition. Contents: Introduction, The Gaelic Songs of Allan the Ridge The Early Years, The Middle Years, Drinking songs, The Final Years, Notes to Songs, Airs to Songs, Genealogy, Maps, Glossary, Abbreviations, Bibliography. P.B. Published in 2005. 212 Pages. £8
94. The Gaelic of Kintyre by Nils M Holmer. H.B. Originally Published in 1962, this reprint is from 1981. Contents includes: Phonology, Historical Retrospect of the Sounds, Accidence, The Old Dialect of Southend, Texts, Index and Glossary. 160 Pages. £15
95. The Decline of the Celtic Languages by Victor Edward Durkacz. A Study of the Linguistic and Cultural Conflict in Scotland, Wales and Ireland from the Reformation to the Twentieth Century. 6 Chapters. P.B. Published in 1983. 258 Pages. £10
96. The Gaelic Other World by John Gregorson Campbell. Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands. Edited and Commentry by Ronald Black.17 Chapters and 10 Appendices and maps. P.B. Published in 2005. 753 Pages. £10
97. The White Island by John Lister Kaye. With Drawings by Diana Brown. This book describes in detail the two seasons the author spent with Gavin Maxwell on Kyleakin Island, and tells of Maxwell’s last illness and death. H.B. With D/J Published in 1972. 1st Edition. 12 Chapters and Illustrations. 179 Pages. £10
98. Speed Bonny Boat. The Story of Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd. Under Scottish Transport Group, 1969-1990 by John Whittle. Booklet, Printed in 1990. 49 Pages. £8
99. Island Years by F.Fraser Darling. The story of three people and their experiences over three years on three islands; North Rona, The Treshinish Isles and the Summer Isles. H.B. Published in 1952. 183 Pages. £15
100. Reminiscences of an Orkney Parish by John Firth. Together with Old Orkney Words, Riddles and Proverbs. H.B. With D/J Published in 1974. 26 Chapters and Illustrations. 161 Pages. £15
101. Maclaren’s Gaelic Self Taught. An Introduction to Gaelic for beginners (with guide to pronunciation) Complete With Key. Reprint of Fourth (Revised Edition) P.B. Published in 1987. 184 Pages. £6
102. A Gaelic Grammar Including a Chapter on Personal and Place Names by George Calder. Containing The Parts of Speech and The General Principles of Phonology and Etymology with A Chapter on Proper and Place Names. P.B. Published in 1990. 352 Pages. £8
103. Dileab Ailein. The Legacy of Allan Macarthur. Newfoundland Traditions Across Four Generations. Compiled by Margaret Bennett. H.B. Published in 2009, and includes 2 CD’s with all the songs in the book. It has a biography by Margaret Bennett about Allan Macarthur. 86 Pages. Signed by the Author. £8
104. A Godly Heritage. An Enlarged Edition of a Booklet on The Holy Trinity by Rev. Angus Mackay, Kingussie. Edited by Rev G.N.M. Collins, Greenock. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 39 Pages. £12 (Scarce)
105. Tolsta Sheilings. Airighean Tholastaidh by the North Tolsta Historical Society. A booklet recording the heritage of the sheilings in the village and listing tenants where known. Booklet, Printed in 2015. 45 Pages. £6
106. Celtic Culture -Cultar Ceilteach. Booklet which looks at the different strands of the culture of the Western Isles; Language, Gaelic Proverbs, the Arts, Music, Literature, Oral Traditions, Clans and Kinship, Education, The Church. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 14 Pages. £5
107. Roll of Honour. Roll Urram Tholastaidh Bho Thuath. A record of all those from North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis who served in WW11. A4 Size Publication, Date of Printing Unknown. 84 Pages. £10
108. The Legend of Red Clydeside by Iain Maclean. This book is in Three Parts; Clydeside in Wartime, From George Square to Enoch Square, Consequences, Biographical Notes, Notes, Bibliography, Index. P.B. Originally Published in 1983, this reprint is from 1999. 296 Pages. £8
109. A Real Life Story -Gordon Thomson. The author originally from Motherwell gives the reader his life story. P.B. This is a reprint from 2017. 35 Pages. £5
110. Yesterday’s Child by Christina Morrison. This is the story of the author’s adventures in wartime London, including meeting Winston Churchill in his pyjamas, are a fascinating first hand account of a by gone era retold with modesty and humour. P.B. Published in 2016. 160 Pages. £5
111. The Earth Bound Vision. A Critical Examination of Pre Millennialism by Rev Murdoch Campbell. Booklet, Printed in 1960. 30 Pages. £6
112. Scotch Whisky. A story of how Whisky began and is made. Contents: How it Began, Malt and Grain Whisky, Germination, Peat Reek, Fermentation, Distillation, Maturing and Blending. Includes Photographs. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 12 Pages. £6
113. The Island Nurse by Mary J. Macleod. The entertaining and touching true story of a district nurse on a remote Scottish island in the early ‘70’s. P.B. Published in 2012. 347 Pages. £5
114. Eric Liddell -The Flying Scotsman by Roger Carswell. A Pamphlet 8 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £5
115. Scotland’s Greatest Athlete. The Eric Liddell Story. By D.P. Thomson. P.B. Published in 1970. 30 Chapters. 240 Pages. £5
116. The Perpetuity of Moral Law by the Rev Kenneth Macrae. Pamphlet, Date of Printing Unknown, but published after his death in 1963. 7 Pages. £5
117. Gramair na Gaidhlig le Michel Byrne. Contents: Glossary, Common Sound Changes in Gaelic, Nouns and Articles, Adjectives and Adverbs, Pronouns, Prepositions, The Verb Is, The Verb. P.B. Originally Published in 2002, this reprint is from2004. 141 Pages. £8
118. The Poems of John Morrison Edited by George Henderson. Dain Iain Gobha. Collected and Edited with a memoir. Second Edition, two volumes reprinted in one. H.B. With D/J. Date of Publishing Unknown. 350 Pages. £15
119. Modern Scotland by James G. Kellas. Revised Edition. H.B. With D/J Published in 1980. 12 Chapters. 193 Pages. £8
120. The Free Church Pulpit. Sermons by Ministers of The Free Church of Scotland. 20 Sermons from well known Church Ministers like Rev Kenneth Macrae, Rev R.J. Macleod, Rev Kenneth Cameron, Rev Alexander Stewart, Rev Andrew Sutherland, Rev John Macleod (Inverness), Rev H. Mackay and Rev D.Munro. This is a reprint from 1927. H.B. 247 Pages. £10
121. The Island Clans During the Six Centuries by The Rev Canon R.C. Macleod of Macleod. Contents: The Norse Occupation of the Hebrides, The Clan System, The Clansmen, Home Life, Internal and External Warfare, Scottish Kings and Island Chiefs, The Passing of the Old Order, Employment and Unemployment, A West Highland Estate During Four Centuries, Some Island Folklore, Index. H.B. Date of Publishing Unknown. 187 Pages. £25
122. Studies in Scottish Antiquity presented by Stewart Cruden. Edited by David J. Breeze. 19 Chapters by 22 different Writers, and a bibliography of Stewart Cruden’s Publications. H.B. With D/J Published in 1984. 489 Pages. £15
123. Duanaire Na Sracaire. Songbook of the Pillagers. Anthology of Medieval Gaelic Poetry. Edited by Wilson Mcleod and Meg Bateman. A Bilingual Publication which looks at the songs in the Learned Tradition and in the Song Tradition. P.B. Published in 2007. 554 Pages. £8
124. Every Day Life on an Old Highland Farm 1769-1782 by I.F. Grant. With a Preface by W.R. Scott. 8 Chapters and 2 Appendixes. H.B. Published in 1924. 1st Edition. 276 Pages. £20
125. Understand Highland Place Names. Towns & Villages, Hills & Mountains, Lochs & Burns. Compiled by William Owen. Booklet, 42 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £10 (Scarce)
126. Walking in the Lochalsh Peninsula. A National Trust for Scotland Publication. Booklet. 8 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £5
127. Room Notes by Lord Cawdor. Contents: North Courtyard, Drawing Room, Tapestry Bedroom, Blue Room Passage, Blue Room, Front Stairs Landing, Tower Room, Thorn Tree Room, Front Stairs, Dining Room, Modern Kitchen, Old Kitchen, Victoriana, Hirlas Horn, Stones, Eastern Promise, Shakespeare and Macbeth, Six Centuries of Light Literature, Marble Busts, Man O’ War, Pet’s Corner. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 18 Pages. £6
128. Scotland An Unwon Cause. An Anthology with a Commentry by Paul H. Scott. 11 Chapters, 4 Appendixes. P.B. Published in 1997. 228 Pages. £8
129. Collected Poems of Robert Service. Rhymes of a Red Cross Man, Rhymes of a Rolling Stone, Ballads of a Cheechako, Ballads of a Bohemian, The Spell of the Yukom, Bar Room Ballads. H.B. With D/J. Date of Publishing Unknown. In this omnibus volume is included the verse of Robert Service from the beginning of his remarkable career up to 1940. 735 Pages. £8
130. The Illustrated Gaelic -English Dictionary. Containing every Gaelic word and meaning given in all previously published dictionaries, and a great number never in print before. To which is prefixed A Concise Gaelic Grammar. 675 Illustrations. Compiled by Edward Dwelly. P.B. This Edition Published in 1994. 1034 Pages. £10
131. Leabhar -Fhaclan nan Oran Gaidhlig a sheinneadh ‘s’a Ghreis Labhrais le Ruairidh Macleoid le dealbh an t-seinneadair. Gaelic Songs on the Gramaphone. Sung by Roderick Macleod. 12 Songs in Total. Booklet, Printed in 1923. 20 Pages. £10 Scarce.
132. Orain Iain Mhic Fhearchair. A bha na Bhard aig Sir Seumas Macdhomhnaill. Air an deasachadh le Uilleam MacMhathain. P.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann a 1939. 108 Duilleag. £15
133. Am Fear Ciuil. Dain, Orain, Oraidean is Sgeulachdan le Domhnull Maceacharn an Dun Eideann. An Dara Clo Bhualadh, Le Moran Ris. H.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an 1910. 336 Duilleag. £25
134. Contributions to a History of Domestic Settlement in North Uist by Iain A. Crawford. Reprinted from Scottish Studies volume 9, Part 1, p.p. 34-63, 1965. Booklet, 20 Pages. £8
135. Hebridean Decade Mull, Coll and Tiree 1761-1771 by Nicholas Maclean Bristol. Booklet, Printed in 1982. 36 Pages. £6
136. Mid Argyll a handbook of History by Marion Campbell. Published by The Natural History and Antiquarian Society of Mid Argyll. Booklet, Originally Printed in 1970, this second edition completely revised by the author was printed in 1974. 32 Pages. Signed by the Author. £8
137. Records of Inverness. Edited by William Mackay and Herbert Cameron Boyd. Volume 1. Burgh Court Books: 1556-86. Printed for the University of Aberdeen 1911. There are a number of illustrations in this publication along with a copy of a plan of Inverness dating from 1725. H.B. Published in 1911. 309 Pages. £85
138. Going Home The Run Rig Story by Tom Morton. A book charting the story of the band from their beginnings in 1973 until 1991. 14 Chapters and over 200 photographs and interviews with band members and others who were part of the story. H.B. With D/J Published in 1991. 222 Pages. £10
139. The Story of Muckairn Church. A booklet printed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the church building at Muckairn, Taynuilt, Argyll. Compiled by David O. Galbraith with assistance from Donald Longbottom. Booklet, Printed in 1979. 28 Pages. £6
140. The Lepers Bell. The Autobiography of a Changeling -Norman Maclean. This book is in turn tragic and uplifting, devastating and hilarious, elegant and heartbreaking, and one of the most moving and uncompromising memoirs to appear in recent years. H.B. With D/J Published in 2009. 32 Chapters. 327 Pages. £6
141. Comhchruinneacha do Dh’Orain Thaghta Ghaidhealach. Cuid dhiu nach robh Riamh Roimhe Clo Bhuailte le Gilleasbuig Meinne. 88 Orain uile gu leir. H.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an 1870. 350 Duilleag. £45
142. An T-Eileanach. Original Gaelic Songs Poems and Readings by John Macfadyen, Glasgow. 57 Orain, 7 Dain agus 7 Sgeul Aithris. H.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an 1890. 303 Duilleag. £25
143. Ancient Monuments Volume VI Scotland. In the ownership or the guardianship of The Ministry of works by Professor V. Gordon Childe and W.Douglas Simpson. H.B. Published in 1952. 127 Pages. £10
144. Cascheum Nam Bard. An Anthology of Gaelic Poetry. Earrann I. Selected and Edited by Lachlan Mackinnon. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 41 Pages. £8
145. Cascheum Nam Bar. An Anthology of Gaelic Poetry. Earrann II. Selected and Edited by Lachlan Mackinnon. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 43 Pages. £8
146. Standing on the Rock. A History of Stirling Baptist Church 1805 2005 by Brian R Talbot. 9 Chapters. P.B. Published in 2005. 186 Pages. Signed by the Author. £8
147. A Century of Farm Power Exhibition. 200 Vintage Exhibits. The Royal Highland Centre Ingliston. Programme for the event that was held at Ingliston in 2000. 56 Pages. £6
148. Pullars of Perth by Albert W Harding. This is the story of the success and failure of a family engaged in the dyeing industry is the first to take an objective look at Pullars of Perth. H.B. With D/J Published in 1991. 192 Pages. £8
149. Edinburgh University Worthies. Biographies of Selected Pre 1901 Alumni and Staff of the University of Edinburgh. 37 worthies are profiled in this publication. P.B. Published in 1999. 55 Pages. £8
150. Labour in Scotland. A Short History of the Scottish Working Class Movement by W.H. Marwick. Booklet, 32 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £8
151. From The Bloody Heart. The Stewarts and the Douglases by Oliver Thomson. This book is an examination of the 400 year rivalry between the Stewart and Douglas families which had such an influence on the fortunes of Scotland. H.B. With D/J Published in 2003. Includes Illustrations. 212 Pages. £8
152. Stanley Its History and Development. Written by The Stanley Extra -Mural Class. Edited by Anthony Cooke. Booklet, 6 Chapters, Appendix and Illustrations. Orginally Printed in 1977, this reprint with corrections was printed in 1980. 64 Pages. £6
153. A Short History of Abernethy. Compiled by Christine Cameron. Compiled from Existing Records. Booklet, a revised and updated reprint from 2000. 31 Pages. £6
154. A History of Falkirk by Lewis Lawson. 12 Chapters, Illustrations, Maps, Acknowledgements, a list of Provosts of the Burgh, Sources and Index. P.B.Originally Printed in 1975, this reprint is from 1994.152 Pages. £8
155. The Southern Highlands by D.J. Bennett. Scottish Mountaineering Club District Guide. 15 Chapters and an Index of Place Names. H.B. Which includes many Illustrations. Published in 1991. 214 Pages. £10
156. The Northwest Highlands by D.J. Bennet and T.Strang. Scottish Mountaineering Club District Guidebook. Contents: Morvern to Glen Carron, Applecross to Caithness. Glossary of Gaelic Words, Index of Place Names. H.B. Which includes many illustrations. Published in 1990. 342 Pages. £10
157. The Islands of Scotland Including Skye by D.J. Fabian, G.E. Little & D.N. Williams. Scottish Mountaineering Club District Guide. Contents: Ailsa Craig to Ardnamurchan, The Island of Skye, Ardnamurchan to Shetland. H.B. With Illustrations. Published in 1989. 406 Pages. £12
158. Stanley Nairne -The Boys Club Pioneer by David Williamson. This booklet tells about a great Scotsman, Stanley Nairne, who many acknowledge as the founder of the Boys Club movement in Scotland. Booklet, Printed in 1990. 52 Pages. £6
159. Macrae’s Battalion. The Story of the 16th Royal Scots by Jack Alexander. Macrae’s Own was the ‘Heart of Midlothian Battalion’. Raised in Edinburgh shortly after the start of the Great War, it was perhaps the finest unit in Lord Kitchener’s volunteer army. H.B. With D/J Published in 2003. 12 Chapters, Postscript and Acknowledgements, Appendices, Notes, Select bibliography, Index. 320 Pages. £8
160. The Road to the Isles. Poetry, Lore and Tradition of the Hebrides by Kenneth Macleod. With an Introduction by Marjory Kennedy Fraser. Contents: The Road, Sea Moods, The Isles of Song, The Christ Child, Songs of Labour, The Death Croon, Columba and Iona, Ancient Pre Christian Heroic, Of the Clans, Sealwomen and Other Uncanny Folk, Love Songs, The Witchery, Which Makes a Harper. H.B. Originally Published in 1927, This Edition is from 1943. 248 Pages. £10
161. An Dileab. Gaelic Verse for Advanced Divisions and Intermediate Classes. Edited by James Thomson, Bayble, Lewis. P.B. Published in 1934. Second Edition. 47 Pages. £8
162. Children of Tempest. A Tale of the Outer Isles by Neil Munro. H.B. Originally Published in 1903, This edition is from 1936. 287 Pages. £8
163. Doom Castle A Romance by Neil Munro. H.B. Originally Published in 1901, this edition is from 1948. 314 Pages. £8
164. Fancy Farm by Neil Munro. H.B. With D/J. Originally Published in 1910, This edition is from 1949. 295 Pages. £8
165. Scotland and Poland. Historical Encounters, 1500-2010. Edited by T.M. Devine and David Hesse. A Collection of essays which explores more than five centuries of Scottish -Polish interactions. P.B. Published in 2011. 211 Pages. £8
166. Edinburgh University and Poland. An historical review. Edited by Wiktor Tomaszewski. H.B. 8 Chapters, Appendixes and gives a list of Polish graduates at the University of Edinburgh 1942-1949. Originally Published in 1968, this reprint is from 1969. 95 Pages and Includes Illustrations. Signed by the author. £12
167. Morvern Transformed. A Highland Parish in the Nineteenth Century by Philip Gaskell. This book is about social and economic change in a Highland Parish during the nineteenth century. 4 chapters and Appendices which includes Rentals, Properties, Ardtornish Papers, Dairies, Memories, Etc, Genealogical Tables of Macleod, Sellar and Smith. Includes many fine illustrations of people and properties in the area. H.B. With D/J Published in 1968. 241 Pages. £15
168. From My Rousay Schoolbag by Robert C. Marwick. A history of island’s schools including reminiscences by former pupils. P.B, 11 Chapters, Tables with lists of children in schools, School Rolls, list of school teachers. Includes Illustrations. Published in 1995. 85 Pages. £8
169. D.S. MacColl. Painter, poet, art critic by Maureen Borland. H.B. With D/J. The book is in five parts, includes illustrations, bibliography, notes and Index. Published in 1995. 358 Pages. £8
170. Culloden. The Archaeology of the last Clan Battle. Edited by Tony Pollard. 10 Chapters, with a list of Figures and Plates. H.B. With D/J Published in 2009. 278 Pages. A Presentation copy from the Editor and signed by him. £8
171. Tiny Islands. 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain by Dixie Wills. H.B. With D/J Covers Islands in England, Scotland and Wales. 320 Pages. Published in 2013. £8
172. The Intelligent Travellers Guide to Historic Scotland by Philip A. Crowl. Contents includes; Prehistoric Scotland, Roman and Dark Age, The Latter Middle Ages, Civil War, Restoration and Union, The Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Gazetteer. H.B. With D/J Published in 1986. 625 Pages. £8
173. The Ulster Awakening. An Account of the 1859 Revival in Ireland. By John Weir. Described as the finest account of the last great awakening in the British Isles and it is full of relevance for needs of the present time. P.B. This is a reprint from 2009. 262 Pages. £6
174. The Lauder Legacy. The Life and Times of George Lauder and Lauder College by Dominic J. Currie. P.B. Published in 1999. 17 Chapters, 4 Appendices. 204 Pages. £6
175. A Munroists Log by Irvine Butterfield & Jack Baines. Being a log in which to record ascents of those mountains in an extended list of 3000ft summits in the British Isles. H.B. With D/J Published in 1992. 238 Pages. £6
176. A Bibliography of the Works of Neil M. Gunn by CJL Stokoe. Contents: Preface, Chronology of Neil M. Gunn, Plays, Dramatisations and Film Scripts, Verse, Articles in Newspapers and Periodicals, Broadcast Material, Miscellaneous, Index. P.B. Published in 1987. 245 Pages. £8
177. Thy Own Soul Also or The Crisis of the Church by Rev Murdoch Campbell. P.B. 16 Chapters. Date of Printing Unknown. 71 Pages. £6
178. Island Heroes. The Military History of the Hebrides. The Proceedings of a Three day conference held in Shawbost, Isle of Lewis 11-13 August 2008. Speakers included; Frank Thompson, Andrew MacKillop, Nicholas Maclean-Bristol, Captain Roderick Mackinnon, Donald John Macleod, Malcolm Macdonald, Mike Hughes, John Davenport, Ken Watson, Sheriff Colin Scott Mackenzie. P.B. Published in 2010. 205 Pages. £8
179. Barrowland -A Glasgow Experience by Nuala Naughton. A history of the Barras market in Glasgow. P.B. Date of Printing Unknown. Includes Photographs. 112 Pages. £6
180. Neil Gunn’s Country. Essays in Celebration of Neil Gunn. Edited by Diarmid Gunn and Isobel Murray. 12 Chapters and Includes an Index of Neil Gunn’s works. H.B. With D/J Published in 1991. 176 Pages. £8
181. How Scotland is Owned by Robin Callander. Foreword by Andy Wightman. Contents: The Current System of Land Ownership, the Nature of Land Ownership, Public Rights in Land, The Ownership in Land, Land Tenure Reform. P.B. Published in 1998. 226 Pages. £6
182. Kenny’s Bairns by Marigold Stewart. A true story of eight children brought up on a seven and a half acre croft in the small hamlet of Sarclet, near Wick, Caithness. This is a book of a bygone age with thatched roofs, open peat fires, washing boards, box irons, oil Lamps, chamber pots, and no water or electricity. P.B. Published in 2011. 49 Chapters. 117 Pages. £6
183. Travels in the Western Hebrides from 1782 to 1790. By Rev John Lane Buchanan. Introduction by Dr Alasdair Maclean. P.B. Originally Published in 1793. This reprint is from 1997. 10 Chapters. 109 Pages. £8
184. A Gaelic Grammar including a chapter on Personal and Place Names by George Calder. This is a photolithographic reprint of the original edition, published in Glasgow 1923. P.B. Published in 1980. 351 Pages. £8
185. Puirt a Eilean Leodhais. Tunes from the Isle of Lewis. Composed by Ian Crichton. A collection of Scottish music for Accordion, Fiddle and Bagpipes. Book 3. Foreword by Robbie Shepherd. Section 1 has Box and Fiddle Tunes. Section 2 -Tunes in Bagpipe Notation. A4 Size Publication. Published in 1996. 32 Pages. £8
186. Puirt a Eilean Leodhais. Tunes from the Isle of Lewis. Composed by Ian Crichton. A collection of Scottish music for Accordion, Fiddle and Bagpipes. Book 4. Foreword by Fraser McGlyn. Section 1- Box and Fiddle Tunes, Section 2 Tunes in Bagpipe Notation. A4 Size Publication. Published in 1997. 32 Pages. £8
187. Original Tunes in Traditional Highland Style. Airson na Pioba,na fidhle agus a bhogsa. By Donnie (Leody) Macleod. 29 Tunes in all. A4 Size Publication with Ring Binding. Printed in 2005. 29 Pages. £8
188. Musical Taste. Taransay Fiddle Camp Tune and Recipe Book. Tunes and Recipes from the Taransay Fiddle Camp that was held on the island for a number of years. This book is a reminder of these camps. A4 Size Publication with ring binding. 22 Recipes and 13 Tunes. Date of Publication unknown. 31 Pages. £8
189. The Cornalari Wizard by Donald McKee. The concept and building of a Woods Design “Wizard”Catamaran by Donald McKee. This is the true story of one man’s dream. The Cornalari Wizard is written from the diary and the photo albums of the author. Ever had a dream? Donald did and he decided to build it. The Cornalari is a sailing catamaran that was hand built by Donald in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, with a little help from his friends and finally launched in 2000. A4 Size Publication Printed in 2007. 74 Pages. £8
190. Memoirs by JA Mackenzie. The story of a child growing up in Mallaig, Inverness Shire between the ages of ten and fourteen. The story is set in the years before WW2 and before the author and his family left Mallaig. A4 Publication, Date of Printing possibly mid 1990’s. This publication looks as if it was privately printed and maybe only a small number of copies were printed. 32 Pages. £12
191. Songs of the Isles . A collection of Island and Highland Tunes from Various Sources set to English (or to Anglo-Scottish) Words and Arranged by Hugh S. Robertson. A collection of Unison Songs and Two Part Songs. Booklet, Printed in 1950. 47 Pages. £10
192. Landscapes of Delight. In Poetry, Ballad and Song by James C. Morrison. James C Morrison is a native highlander and crofter, and lives in Achlyness, Kinlochbervie.This is his fourth publication. 34 songs are included in this publication.P.B Published in 2007. 41 Pages. £5
193. A Celebration of Scottish Writers and Writing. Writers Include Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Soutar, Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead. A4 Size Publication with Ring Binding. Published in 2006. 114 Pages. £8
194. Comhairle Ionadail Tholastaidh Bho Thuath. North Tolsta Community Council. Cara Cuimhneachain. Memorial Cairn. In this booklet there are details of the names of the men who are displayed on the tablet and their Gaelic patronymics are at the end. A4 Size Publication. Date of Printing Not Known. 16 Pages. £8
195. In Our Own Backyard. A guide to Environmental projects for community groups in the Highlands & Islands. Researched, Edited and Written by Kenneth H McCulloch, Peter John Meynell and Frank W Rennie. A4 Size Publication.Printed in 1992. 59 Pages. £8
196. Air Mo Chuairt. Sgeulachd Beatha Ealasaid Chaimbeul. Clar Innse: Tus M’Oige, Fagail Bharraigh, Aig mo Chosnadh, Air as a Bhatarsaigh, An Deidh na Raimh A Shaoradh. P.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an 1982. A Chiad Foillseachadh. 89 Duilleag. £6
197. Scotland’s Shangri-la by Bee Jay. Another vivid account of Highland life in Wester Ross and Sutherland, and of the trials and tribulations the Highlanders have undergone in their wonderful Shangri-la country of unsurpassed scenic beauty, vastness and solitude. H.B. With D/J Published in 1972. 17 Chapters. 359 Pages. Signed by the Author. £10
198. Murdo Macleod Murchadh A’ Cheisteir. The Lewis Bard. Eilean an Fhraoich. H.B. Published in 1961. 1st Edition. Also gives a detailed history of Murdo Macleod “An Ceisteir”, Murdo Macleod “Murchadh a’ Cheisteir, Murchadh Am Bard, Murdo Macleod Headmaster. The other editions of this publication do not have this information. 18 Orain, 12 Laoidhean, 5 Orain le Iain a’ Cheisteir. H.B. Front and back covers show signs of dampness. 99 Pages. £10
199. Old Roads to Strathardle. By John Kerr. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Volume LI. Booklet, Printed in 1981. 66 Pages. £6
200. Kintail Scrapbook by Brenda G. Macrow. With Photographs by Robert M. Adam. 16 Chapters and many Illustrations. H.B. Published in 1948. 186 Pages. £10
201. Tolsta Chaolais. The Steading By The Sound. The Emigration and Great Changes Which Shaped Life in an Outer Hebrides Village. Part I 1746-1846 by Christine Macdonald. A4 Size Publication with Ring Binding. Printed in 1996. 51 Pages. £15 (Scarce)
202. Reminiscences by John Macleod, Retired H.M. Inspector of Schools. 12 Chapters. Contents includes his time in Nova Scotia, University of Glasgow, Educational Work of the Churches, School Supply in Ross Shire, Educational State of Lewis, Education in Skye, Teachers in Moray, Anecdotes, King Edwar VII, thoughts on the way Education should be delivered, etc, etc. H.B. Printed in 1910. 192 Pages. £25
203. Para Handy’s Scotland. In The Wake of the Vital Spark by Stuart Donald. Contents: Para Handy’s Real World, Fact Meets Fiction, The Para Handy Stories, Appendices, Epilogue, The Stories. H.B. With D/J Published in 1994. 223 Pages. £6
204. The Gaelic Phono Grammar. A Conversation Grammar. For the use of Beginners by The Rev Alistair Maclean. To be used with a set of gramophone records spoken by Neil Maclean, and Published for the Proprieters by the Parlaphone Company Ltd. H.B. Published in 1932. 136 Pages. £15
205. The Gaelic of Islay. A Comparative Study by Seumas Grannd. A4 Size Publication. Printed in 2000. 147 Pages. £15
206. Pleasant Pictures by Rev Duncan Macdonald, M.A. Edited by His Wife. This book is a collection of articles that appeared in the Instructor magazine of the Free Church of Scotland in the three year’s before the author’s death in 1941. H.B. Published in 1941. 207 Pages. £8
207. Favourite Recipes From The Kitchens of Barvas and Brue. Contents: Soups, Main Courses, Sweets & Puddings, Baking, Jams, Chutneys and Sweets. A4 Size Publication, with Ring Binding. Date of Printing Unknown -but possibly circa 2000’s. £8
208. Scotland’s 100 Best Walks by Cameron McNeish. This book is a collection of the best 100 walks in Scotland, including mountain routes, coastal walks, island rambles, trails rich in historical significance and routes for both beginners and experienced walkers alike. H.B. With D/J Published in 1999. 240 Pages. £6
209. Hebridean Wind of Change. By Doreen Marchant. A booklet which covers issues such as tourism, crofting, weaving, fishing and other issues which the Hebrides have. Includes many photographs. Booklet, Printed in 1992. 28 Pages. £6
210. Aithris is Oideas. (Traditional Gaelic Rhymes and games) H.B. With D/J Published in 1964. 112 Pages. £8
211. The Life of Robert Dick by J.A. Williamson. Contents: Tullibody to Thurso, Dick Discovers Caithness, Fossils and Hugh Miller, Fame and Charles Peach, The End, In Memoriam. Booklet,Printed in 1967. 44 Pages. £8
212. The Clans Septs and Regiments of The Scottish Highlands by Frank Adam. Second Edition. 15 Chapters, Appendices and a list of Coloured Plates of Tartans. H.B. Published in 1924. 523 Pages. £25
213. The Green Isle of the Great Deep by Neil M. Gunn. H.B. Third Impression. Printed in 1955. 256 Pages. £8
214. Bardachd Leodhais. Air a Dheasachadh le Iain N. Macleoid. P.B. Originally Published in 1916, this reprint is from 1998. Includes a Chapter on old Lewis history. 321 Pages. £8
215. The Highland Clearances by John Prebble. 6 Chapters, Appendices and Plates. Originally Published in 1963. This H/B With D/J Is a Sixth Impression from October 1974. 352 Pages. £8
216. Thorough Guides. Scotland Part 2. The Northern Highlands. H.B. Date of Printing Unknown. 138 Pages plus a Map and adverts. £8
217. The Days of The Years of my Pilgrimage by GNM Collins. The autobiography of one of the most famous Scottish Churchmen of the Twentieth Century. Rev Professor Collins 1901-1989. P.B. Published in 1991. 156 Pages. £6
218. Everlasting Love. Devotional Sermons by Rev Murdoch Campbell. H.B. With D/J. Date of Publishing Unknown. 12 Sermons. 94 Pages. £6
219. The Real St Trinnean’s by C. Fraser Lee, M.A. With tributes to the School by Former Pupils. Contents: Retrospect, Our First Home: St Leonard’s House, Our Wartime Home: Gala House, Tributes from Former Pupils, Poems. H.B. Published in 1962. 1st Edition. 102 Pages. £10
220. New Kilpatrick Parish and Its Story by James McCardel. With an Introduction by John White. Second Edition. 22 Chapters and Illustrations. H.B. Published in 1973. 143 Pages. £10
221. Gardiner’s Tweed Adventures. The Story of a tweed Mill 1945/1988 by Ian Jackson. The Story of Gardiner of Selkirk. P.B. Published in 1998. 25 Chapters. 228 Pages. £8
222. Why Patagonia by Greta Mackenzie. Retracing the steps of the many island people who sought employment on the vast sheep estancias of Patagonia and elsewhere throughout the South American continent in the early years of the Twentieth Century. P.B. Published in 1995. 108 Pages £6
223. Highland Harvester ‘Bearing Fruits in Fields & Families’ by George Mitchell. Peter Grant’s Life, Times and Legacy. The story of Peter Grant the well known Badenoch Poet and Preacher. P.B. 13 Chapters. Printed circa 2012. 150 Pages. £8
224. Eachdraidh Beatha Chriosd. The Life of Christ in the Words of the Scriptures. Arranged by the Rev John M’Rury. Minister of Snizort. 48 Caibidealan. H.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an 1893. 265 Duilleag. £25
225. The Soul of an Orkney Parish by Stuart D.B. Picken. Studies in the life and History of an Orkney Parish. 9 Chapters, Notes on Chapters 1 to 4. 5 Appendices. P.B. Published in 1972. 120 Pages. £10
226. Strath in Isle of Skye. By Rev DM. Lamont. Minister of Strath. Contents: Strath Under Forest, Earliest Inhabitants, A New Race, Early Social Life, The Druids, The Gospel from Iona, St Maelrubha, success of the Gospel, The Norsemen, The Strath of the Mackinnons, Home Life and Religion, Church History in Strath, Notable Visitors, The Bards of Strath, When our Old Folks Were Young, Appendix. This book was originally Published in 1913. This reprint is from 1984. 170 Pages. £20
227. Celtic Dialects Gaelic, Brythonic, Pictish and some Stirlingshire Place Names by T.D. Macdonald. Paper Read before the Gaelic Society of Stirling March 31st 1903. H.B. Published in 1903. 46 Pages. This book is very rare. £85
228. Picts, Gaels and Scots. Early Historic Scotland by Sally M. Foster. P.B. Published in 2014. 7 Chapters, Monuments and Museums to visit, Glossary, Further Reading, Index. 184 Pages. £6
229. Reminiscences of Islay by W.N. Blair. Booklet, Printed in 1983. 35 Pages. £6
230. The Clan Mackay by M.O. Macdougall. A Celtic Resistance to Feudal Superiority. Second Edition. Printed in 1963. Booklet, 32 Pages. £5
231. The Maxtones of Cultoquhey by E. Maxtone. Graham. Contents: The First Five Lairds of Cultoquhey, Scenes of Old Perthshire, First Family Letters, Mungo Maxtone, 10th Laird, Links With America, The Five Young Men, At Home and Abroad, Quiet Years, Days of Yesterday. 2 Appendices. Also included are 2 folding genealogical charts of the families. H.B. Published in 1935. 1st Edition. 240 Pages. £65
232. The Tay Salmon Fisheries Since the Eighteenth Century by Iain A. Robertson. 14 Chapters, appendices, Illustrations and Maps. Also included is an article at the history of salmon fishing on the River Tay from The Fishing News in January 1999. H.B. Printed in 1998. 463 Pages. £10
233. A Perthshire Preacher, Pastor, Poet. Selections from the Writings of the Rev Thomas Hardy D.D. Minister of Foulis Wester, Perthshire, 1852-1910. With Foreword by his Daughter. With Illustrations. Third Edition. Contents: Clachan Sermons, Character Sketches, Contributions to ‘City Sparrows’, Poetical Pieces. H.B. Published in 1913.255 Pages £20
234. Letters of John Ramsay of Ochtertyre. 1799-1812. Edited by Barbara L.H. Horn. Contents: Preface, Introduction, Letters of John Ramsey, Ramsay -Dundas Family Tree, Index, Illustrations. H.B. Published in 1966. 1st Edition. 346 Pages. £20
235. The Great Flood. A chronicle of the events and people of Perth and Kinross during the flood of January 1993. By Roger Smith. P.B. Published in 1993. 10 Chapters. 112 Pages. £8
236. Chronicles of Strathearn. With Illustrations by W.B. Macdougall. Cover Designed by A.L. Rankin. Contents: Memories of Gask, At the Head of Strathearn, On The Banks of the Devon, By the Well of St. Fillan, The Plain of the Bards, Between Strathallan and Strathearn, The Abbey of Inchaffray, A Southern Outpost on the edge of the Highlands, The Castle, Barony and Sheriffdom of Auchterarder, At The Gate of the Highlands. H.B. Published in 1896. 1st Edition. 400 Pages, Appendices and Illustrations. £35
237. Crieff Hydro 1868-1968 by Guy Christie. H.B. With D/J Published in 1967. 1st Edition. 17 Chapters and 2 Appendices. 184 Pages. £8
238. The Hydro of Yesteryear. Crieff Hydro Hotel. Established 1968. Compiled by Brian Wilton. A Cornucopia of Fascination & Delight celebrating One Hundred and Twenty Five Years of Crieff Hydro Hotel. H.B. Published in 1993. 12 Chapters. 30 Pages. £10
239. The Highland Tay. From Tyndrum to Dunkeld. Illustrated by Drawings of A. Scott Rankin. By Hugh Macmillan. Contents: Strathfillan and Glendochart, Killin and Its Neighbourhood, Loch Tay, Kenmore and Taymouth Castle, Aberfeldy and its Neighbourhood, Strath Tay, Dunkeld. H.B 58 Plates. In its Original Boards. 170 Pages. £35
240. Victorian & Edwardian Photographs From Rare Photographs. Foreword by The Rt Hon The Earl of Perth,PC. By Raymond Lamont Brown and Peter Adamson. Twelve Chapters. H.B. Published in 1985. 172 Photographs in total. H.B. With D/J. £12
241. Guide to the city and County of Perth. Morison’s Perthshire Guide. H.B. Fully Rebound. Includes Maps, Plans and Engravings. Date of Publishing seems to be circa 1810- 1820’s. 141 Pages. 1st Edition. £125
242. The Way We Were by John Hannavy. Victorian and Edwardian Scotland in Colour. This is the author’s reflective look at how Scotland was depicted in photographs and postcards 100-170 years ago. P.B. 19 Chapters and an Index. 146 Pages. £8
243. Leslie’s Directory Perth and Perthshire. 1911-1912. Contents Includes: Municipal Ward Boundaries and Their Council Representatives, Streets, Lanes, Entries, Municipal Lists, Judicial & Banking Lists, Sporting Lists, etc, etc. H.B. 503 Pages. £25
244. The Cabinet Album Views of Perthshire. A Selections of Photographs some going back nearly a hundred years. H.B. Date of Publishing Unknown. £25
245. Perthshire in Bygone Days. One Hundred Biographical Essays by P.R. Drummond. Contents: Personal Recollections of Perthshire Men, Personal Recollections of Perthshire Poets, Perthshire Songs by Perthshire Men, Perthshire Songs and Their Authors, Perthshire Ballads, The Perthshire Drummond Ballads. H.B. Published in 1879. 628 Pages. £85
246. Recreations of an Antiquary in Perthshire History and Genealogy by Robert Scott Fittis. 17 Chapters and an Appendix. H.B. Published in 1881. 1st Edition. 548 Pages. £85
247. Sketches of the Olden Times in Perthshire by Robert Scott Fittis. 21 Chapters ,Appendix and Illustrations. H.B. Published in 1878. 1st Edition. 549 Pages. £85
248. Perthshire in History and Legend by Archie McKerrachar. 8 Chapters and an Index. This book explores some of the remarkable stories of this ancient land, many of them for the first time. P.B. Published in 1988. 211 Pages. £8
249. General View of the Agriculture in the County of Perth with Observations on the Means of its Improvements by James Robertson DD. Minister at Callander in the County of Perth. Drawn up for the Consideration of The Board of Agriculture Internal Improvement. Contents: Preface, Introduction, A Table of Weights and Measures, Preliminary Observations, Geographical State and Circumstances, Houses of Proprietors, Implements, Village Cottages, Inclosing, Fences, Gates, Arable Lands, Harvesting, Grass, Gardens and Orchards, Wastes, Improvements, Live Stock, Rural Economy, Political Economy, As Connected with or Affecting Agriculture, Obstacles to Improvements, Miscellaneous Observations, and Appendixes. 575 Pages. H.B. Published in 1799. £250
250. The Perthshire Antiquarian Miscellany by Robert S. Fittis. H.B. 22 Chapters. Published in 1875. Fully Rebound. 634 Pages. £35
251. Illustrations of The History and Antiquities of Perthshire by Robert S. Fittis. H.B. Published in 1874. 15 Chapters. 455 Pages. Fully Rebound. £35
252. Sketches of Perthshire by the Rev P. Graham, D.D. The Second Edition. 27 Chapters. H.B, Published in 1812. 278 Pages. £125
253. A Book of Perthshire Memorabilia by Robert Scott Fittis. H.B. Published in 1879. 22 Chapters. 567 Pages. £125
254. Holidays in the Perthshire Highlands by John Macintosh. Most of the papers in this book have previously appeared in the Perthshire Advertiser. They are memos of holidays among the Highland Hills -light hearted, morning humours, noonday dreams -happy days on the whole, though sometimes tinged at eve with native, Celtic sadness as the dying sun of Gaeldom seemed to sink behind the Bens, never to rise again. H.B. Date of Printing Unknown. 12 Chapters. 139 Pages. £15
255. Woods, Forests and Estates of Perthshire with Sketches of the Principal Families in the County by Thomas Hunter. 42 Chapters, Illustrations and an Index to Old and Notable Names. H.B. Published in 1883. 563 Pages. £85
256. Historical & Traditionary Gleanings concerning Perthshire by Robert Scott Fittis. H.B. 25 Chapters, Fully Rebound. Published in 1876. 521 Pages. £45
257. Cambridge County Geographies -Perthshire by Peter MacNair. With Maps, Diagrams and Illustrations. H.B. 23 Chapters. Published in 1912. 180 Pages. £20
258. The Shire Series. Edited by A.H. Millar. Picturesque Perthshire by J.E. Steggall. H.B. 53 Chapters and Illustrations. 174 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £20
259. The Episcopal History of Perth 1689-1894 by Rev Geo T.S. Farquhar. Contents: Preface, Disestablishment and Disendowment, Penal Laws and Divisions, Repeal and Exhaustion, Revival. H.B. Published in 1894. 420 Pages. £65
260. Ecclesiastical Annals of Perth to the Period of the Reformation by Robert Scott Fittis. Contents: General History, Religious Houses, Chapels and Altars, Appendix and Illustrations. H.B. Published in 1885. 334 Pages. £65
261. The Origins of Perth A Medieval Royal Burgh by David Bowler. Contents: Before the Burgh, The Burgh, Landmarks in the Medieval Burgh, Life in the Burgh, The Friaries and Nunneries, The Reformation. Booklet, Printed in 2006. 32 Pages. £5
262. Heroines of Scotland by Robert Scott Fittis. 14 Heroines are profiled in this book from Isobel, Countess of Buchan, Black Agnes of Dunbar, Janet Douglas, Lady Glammis, Lilliard of Ancrum, Fair Helen of Kirkconnel, Fair Helen of Ardoch, The Ladies Ogilvie of Airlie, etc, etc. H.B. Published in 1889. 327 Pages. £35
263. Sports and Pastimes of Scotland. Historically Illustrated by Robert Scott Fittis. Contents: The Old Scottish Wild Cattle, The Wolves, The Deer Forest and the Grouse Moor, Fox Hunting, The Salmon River, The Race Course, Archery, Football, Golf, The Revels of Fastren’s E’en, The Rustic Sports of Lammas, The Highland Games, Curling, Miscellaneous, Bowls, Riding at the Ring and Running at the Glove, Catch Ball, The Kiles, Cricket. H.B. Published in 1891. 212 Pages. £125
264. Perth The Fair City by David Graham Campbell. P.B. 10 Chapters. Published in 1994. 163 Pages. £5
265. Perth & Kinross an illustrated architectural guide by Nick Haynes. P.B. Published in 2000. 240 Pages. £6
266. A History of St John’s Kirk Perth by W.Douglas Simpson. H.B. Published in 1958, Includes Illustrations. 42 Pages. £15
267. City of Perth Conservation Areas. By Wm. J.S. Murray. Booklet, Printed possibly in the 1970’s. 15 Pages and includes Maps. £8
268. The Muses Threnodie or Mirthful Mournings on the Death of Mr Gall. Containing variety of pleafant Poetical Defecriptions, Moral Inftructions, Hiftorical Narrations, and Divine Obfervations, with the moft remarkable Antiquities of Scotland, efpecially of PERTH. By Mr H. Adamson. Printed at Edinburgh in King James College By George Anderfon, 1638. To this new Edition are added explanatory Notes and Obfervations: King James’s Charter of Confirmation: An Account of Gowrie’s Confpiracy: A Lift of the Magiftrates of Perth, with Notes: A Lift of the Subfcribers of a free Gift for building the new Bridge; And, an Account of the two remarkable Inundations which endangered the town of Perth in 1210 and 1621&c. Compiled from Authentic Records by James Cant. H.B. Two Volumes in 1. Published in 1774. Fully Rebound. 461 Pages. £85
269. Dirt, Dust and Development. 50 Years of Perthshire Archaeology. Papers given to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Archaeological & Historical Section Perthshire Society of Natural Science. 6 Papers delivered by 6 different speakers. Includes Illustrations and Maps. P.B. Published in 2000. 84 Pages. £8
270. Traditions of Perth. Containing Sketches of The Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants and Notices of Public Occurrences During the Last Century: Interesting Extracts from Old Records. Notices of the Neighbouring Localities of Historical Interest: Topographical Sketch of the County. Brief History of Perth, &c By George Penny. H.B. Published in 1836. 235 Pages and Map. £200 (Scarce)
271. Historical Sketch of the Perth Cricket Club (The Premier Club of Scotland) From Its Origin in 1826-27 Till 1879. By William Sievwright. With Introductory by John Thomas Esq, Ex Captain of the Club. Contents includes; Origins of the Club, First Match on Record, Early matches, Great Matches Played at North Inch, High Totals, Short Scores, Top Scorers in the P.C.C. Matches from 1831 to 1879, Appendix – Rules of Perthshire Cricket Club. H.B. Published in 1880. 118 Pages. £85
272. Songs of St. Johnston by Alexander M’Leish. 107 Songs in Total. H.B. Published in 1899. 112 Pages. £85
273. Through a Glass Brightly. The Windows of St John’s Kirk, Perth. This booklet was originally Printed in 1967. This newly updated edition is from 2000. 24 Pages. £6
274. Know Your Perth. A Unique Guide to Perth -from the pages of the Perthshire Advertiser Volume One. Drawings by Arthur Ingham. Text by J.E. Macmillan. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 52 Pages. Included is a copy of the obituary that appeared in the Perthshire Advertiser after the death of J.E. Macmillan in 1993. £8
275. The Society of High Constables of The City of Perth. A History. Researched and Compiled by Mr J.E. Macmillan. Edited by Ex -Moderator C.Roger P.Ward. 7 Chapters, 5 Appendices. H.B. Published in 1992. H.B. With D/J. 55 Pages. £10
276. Perth Its Weavers and Weaving and The Weaver Incorporation of Perth by Peter Baxter. Contents Includes: Survey of Ancient Weaving: the days of “Purple and Fine Linen” in Palestine; the Silk Industry in London; the Spread of the Art of weaving in Great Britain, Scotland and Perth; Handloom and Powerloom Weaving in Perth, Early Manufacturing Firms and their Coming, Old Time Restrictions on Weaving in Perth, etc, etc. H.B. Published in 1936. 248 Pages. £35
277. The Clan Battle At Perth in 1396: An Episode Of Highland History; With An Enquiry Into Its Causes And an Attempt To Identify The Clans Engaged In It. By Alexander Macintosh Shaw. Printed for Private Circulation in 1874. 15 Chapters and an Appendix. Booklet, 56 Pages. £45 (Scarce)
278. Moving Ahead. A look at an old established Perth Business. The story of the Macdonald Fraser Auction Mart in Perth. Contents: Three Generations, Sites Then and now, Around Caledonian Road, Animals on the Move, Two Travellers Tales -By Sea to Argentina -By Air to China, Marts Then and Now “Folk “At The Mart, Final Bull Sale at Caledonian Road. Booklet, Printed circa 1991. 32 Pages. £6
279. The Shoemaker Incorporation of Perth 1545 to 1927. Compiled and Annotated by Peter Baxter. Contents Includes; Minutes from 1545-1829, The Reform Bill Period, The Odds and Ends, The Present Day, Up to Date. H.B. Published in 1927. 224 Pages. £35
280. A History of St John’s Kirk Perth by Richard Fawcett. Booklet, Originally Printed in 1987, this Reprint is from 2000. Booklet, 32 Pages. £6
281. Know Your Perth. Volume Two. Drawings: Arthur Ingham.Text: J.E. Macmillan. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 56 Pages. £8
282. Scone Palace Scotland. The Home of the Earls of Mansfield. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown but possibly late 1990’s. 20 Pages which Includes Colour Photographs. £8
283. Perth City & County. 50 Photographic Views. With Descriptive Notes. H.B. 21 Pages. £12 Date of Printing Unknown.
284. The Pictorial History of Perth. With Superb Plates and Inaccurate Descriptions by James Cant. Being No 1a of the Publications of the Association for the Diffusion of Useless Knowledge, and for the Confusion of Middle Aged Ignorance. Bizarre Edition. H.B Published in 1906. 41 Pages. £25
285. Wheels Around Perth by Alan Brotchie. P.B. 49 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £6
286. Perth -the archaeology of the medieval town. Produced by the Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust Ltd. P.B. 28 Pages. Printed in 1984. £6
287. Reflections of Old Perth. A selection of old Perth Photographs which are stored in the Perth Museum and Art Gallery. P.B. Published in 1979. 44 Pages. £8
288. Perth A Short History by Marion L. Slavert. Booklet, Originally Printed in 1981, this reprint is from 1991. 68 Pages. £6
289. Stories From Perth’s History by Lachlan D. Buchanan. P.B. 25 Stories. Published in 1978. 96 Pages. £5
290. Diaries of a Dying Man. William Soutar. Edited by Alexander Scott. Contents: Preface, Introduction, Diaries for the Years 1930-1943, Notes, Index of Names. H.B. With D.J Originally Published in 1954, this reprint is from 1988. 214 Pages. £6
291. The Order of Release. The Story of John Ruskin, Effie Gray and John Everett Millais. Told for the first time in their Unpublished letters Edited by Admiral Sir William James. H.B. 16 Chapters. Published in 1947. 1st Edition. 264 Pages and Illustrations> 1st Edition. £15
292. S.W.R.I. Aberdeenshire Federation. Diamond Jubilee 1930-1990. Cookery Book. Contents Include: Starters, Soups, Fish, Meat Courses, Poultry, Vegetables and salads, Baking, Preserves, Drinks, Index of Recipes. Booklet, Printed in 1990. 142 Pages. £8
293. St Kilda Summer by Kenneth Williamson & J. Morton Boyd. Preface by E.M. Nicholson. H.B. With D/J Published in 1960. 20 Chapters, Appendices and Illustrations. 1st Edition. 224 Pages. £10
294. Aspects of the Religious History of Lewis Up to the Disruption of 1843. By Rev. Murdo Macaualy. The most comprehensive history ever written about the religious history of the island of Lewis up to the Disruption. 44 Chapters and an Index. P.B. Published in the mid 1980’s. 227 Pages. £8
295. The Silent Weaver. The Extraordinary Life and Work of Angus Macphee by Roger Hutchinson. Angus Macphee originally from South Uist, spent fifty years as a patient in Craig Dunain Hospital in Inverness. Over these years the quiet big man spent his time creating a huge number of objects -including clothes, footwear, horses, bridles, caps and hats -out of woven grass, sheep’s wool, meadow flowers and beech leaves. Roger Hutchinson traces the life of this remarkable man in this rich, moving and enthralling exploration of mental health, the creative process, human fraility and ancient traditions. P.B. Published in 2011. 177 Pages. £6
296. Old Orkney Sea Yarns. (Stronsay Volume 2) By W.M. Gibson. 10 Chapters and 10 Appendixes. P.B. Published in 1986. 71 Pages. £6
297. Deeside by Alex Inkson McConnochie. With a new Introduction by Donald J. Withrington. Aberdeenshire Classics. Republished from the Second Edition published in 1895.H.B. With D/J Published in 1985. 14 Chapters, Distance Tables, Population, Churches, Banks and Schools, Index. 157 Pages. £6
298. The Lewis Land Struggle. Na Gaisgich by Joni Buchanan. This book recounts four of the crucial encounters starting with the Bernera Riot in 1874 and concluding with the classic conflict between Lord Leverhulme and the returning ex servicemen in Coll and Gress. Contents: Foreword, Notes and References, The Park Deer Raid, Aiginish 1888, Coll and Gress ,In The Wider Struggles, Selected Songs and Poems. Includes Illustrations and 4 Gaelic articles by different writers on Pairc, Aiginish, Bernera, Upper Coll and Gress. P,B. Published in 1996, this reprint is from 1998. 209 Pages. £8
299. Sheol Mi’n Uiridh. Orain mun t-Seoladh. Deasaichte le Mairi Nic a’ Ghobhainn. Bardachd a chaidh a sgriobhadh thairis air iomadh bliadhna le bard bho air feadh na h-Eileanan an Iar. P.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an 2009. 141 Duilleag. £6
300. Tomintoul. It’s Glens and Its People by Victor Gaffney. With Photographs and Plans. Contents: Tomintoul, Strathavon. The Avon: Tomintoul to Inchrory, The Avon: Inchory to Loch Avon, The Avon: Tomintoul to Drumin, Conglass and Chabet. Booklet, Printed in 1970. 64 Pages. £8
301. An Account of the Kirk of Boleskine. With Some Historical Notes on the Parish. By Alan Lawson. A Booklet published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the present Boleskine Church. Booklet, Printed in 1978. 16 Pages. £6
302. From Loch Ness to The Aird. Local History and Archaeology Guide No 2 by Edward Meldrum. Booklet, Printed in 1978. 32 Pages. £6
303. The Black Isle. Local History and Archaeology Guidebook No 3 by Edward Meldrum. Booklet, Printed in 1979. 32 Pages. £6
304. The Parallel Roads of Glen Goy. A Nature Conservancy Council Publication. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. Includes Maps. 8 Pages. £6
305. From the Nairn to Loch Ness. Local History and Archaeology Guidebook No3 by Edward Meldrum. Booklet, Printed in 1973. 32 Pages. £6
306. The Black Isle. A Portrait of the Past by Elizabeth Marshall. Booklet, Printed in 1973. 79 Pages. £6
307. Ross & Cromarty. An Illustrated Architectural Guide by Elizabeth Beaton. P.B. Published in 1992. 108 Pages. £6
308. The Fossil Fishes of the North of Scotland by J. Saxon. Booklet, Originally Printed in 1967, this second edition is from September 1975. 49 Pages. £6
309. Craig Phadraig. University of Dundee Department of Geography. Occasional Papers No.1. Interim Report on 1971 Excavation by Alan Small and M. Barry Cottam with contributions by R.B.K. Stevenson and Michael Clegg. Booklet, Printed in 1972. 57 Pages. £8
310. Old Buildings of Inverness by William Glashan. Contents: Foreword, List of Illustrations, Introductions, Buildings Still Standing, Buildings Now Demolished, References. Booklet, Printed in 1978. 24 Pages. £5
311. Lost Country Houses of Perthshire (c.1860-c.1960) by David and Ian Robertson. Booklet, Printed in 2017. 34 Pages. £6
312. Traditions of Perth by George Penny -1836. Introduction by Anthony Cooke. Containing Sketches of the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, and Notices of Public Occurrences, During the Last Century: Interesting Extracts from Old Records: Notices of the Neighbouring Localities of Historical Interest: Topographical Sketches of the County; Brief History of Perth, &c. A facsimilie copy of the original book published in 1836. This edition was published in 1986. 335 Pages. £20
313. Lost Perthshire by Ann Lindsay. 8 Chapters, Bibliography and Sources, Index. Contains Illustrations. P.B. Published in 2011. 212 Pages. £8
314. Lost Perth by Jeremy Duncan. P.B. Which includes nearly 100 Photographs and Engravings. Published in 2011. 230 Pages. £8
315. Highland Perthshire. Written and Photographed by Duncan Fraser. H.B. With D/J Published in 1969. 139 Pages. £12
316. The History of the Perthshire & Kinross -Shire Constabularies by Willie MacFarlane. P.B. Published in 2011. 71 Pages. £8
317. Enjoying Perthshire by Campbell Steven. Poems by Kenneth C. Steven. P.B. Published in 1994. 7 Chapters. 99 Pages. £6
318. The Cistercian Abbey of Coupar Angus and its place in Scottish History by Margaret Laing. Illustrated by Rhona Kirkpatrick. P.B. Published circa 1998. 52 Pages. £6
319. Charters of the Abbey of Coupar Angus Vol II Charters CXIX to CCCX 1389-1608. Transcribed and Edited by D.E. Easson. Contents: Additional Note on the Method of Editing, Charters of the Abbey of Coupar Angus: Charters CXIX to CCCX (1389-1608), Abstract of Later Coupar Charters, Appendices -References to Coupar Angus in Printed Sources, The Abbots of Coupar, Additional References to the Abbey of Coupar, Index. H.B. Published in 1947. 366 Pages. £25
320. The House of Airlie by The Reverend William Wilson. Vol II. With Portrait and Illustrations. 6 Chapters, Postscript, 2 Appendixes and Index. H.B. Published in 1924. 337 Pages. £35
321. Charters of the Abbey of Coupar Angus Vol I charters I to CXVIII 1166-1376. Transcribed and Edited by D.E. Easson. Contents: Preface, Note on the Method of Editing, References and Abbreviations, Introduction, Charters of the Abbey of Coupar Angus: Charters I to CXVIII (1166-1376) H.B. Published in 1947. 252 Pages. £25
322. Perth Its Annals and its Archives by David Peacock, Master of King James The Sixth’s Hospital Perth. H.B. Published in 1849, Includes Engravings. Also Included is a Map of the Railways Around Perth. 632 Pages. £85
323. The Historians of Perth and other Local and Topographical Writers, Up to the End of the Nineteenth Century by D.Crawford Smith. Contents: Preface, List of Illustrations, Introduction, Historical Sketch of the City of Perth, Historical Sketch of the City of Perth, Account of the Lives and an Estimate of the Works of -Henry Adamson, James Cant, Rev James Scott, The Morisons, George Penny, Rev John Parker Lawson, Thomas Hay Marshall, David Peacock, P.R Drummond, William Sievwright, Rev William Marshall, Thomas Hunter, Robert Scott Fittis, Colin A. Hunt, Rev Robert Milne, Rev Geo T.S. Farquhar,Peter Baxter, James Bridges, Francis Buchanan W. White. H.B. Published in 1906 232 Pages. £45
324. Meigle Past and Present by A. Mackay. A Photocopy of the Book originally published in 1877. In Booklet form. 104 Pages. £15
325. Auld Perth. Being the Book of the Faire in Aid of the City and County Conservative Club. With a Bibliography. 10 Chapters by ten Different Writers. Includes 4 Plates. H.B. Published in 1906. 171 Pages. £45
326. Perthshire Murders by Geoff Holder. P.B. Published in 2010. 12 Chapters, Bibliography, Acknowledgements and an Index. 126 Pages. £8
327. Perth and Kinross The Big County by Jeremy Duncan. P.B. Published in 1997. 12 Chapters, Select Bibliography and Index. 272 Pages. £8
328. The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightment 1740-1820 by Bob Harris and Charles McKean. Contents: List of Illustrations, List of Tables, List of Abbreviations, Preface, Town and Improvement, Society and Culture, Conclusion, Appendix: Improvement Profiles, Bibliography, Index. P.B. Published in 2014. 604 Pages. £10
329. Arbuthnott House near Laurencekirk Kincardineshire. Pamphlet. Date of Printing Unknown. 8 Pages. £5
330. Glamis Castle. Its Origin and History With a brief Account of the Early Church of the Parish by The Reverend John Stirton. With Illustrations From Photographs and Drawings. Contents: Glamis Castle, The Early Church of Glamis, Appendices, List of Subcribers. H.B. Published in 1938. 183 Pages. £45
331. The Threiplands of Fingask. A Family Memoir. Written in 1853 by Robert Chambers. Contents: The Threiplands of Fingask, Life in a Scottish Country Mansion, Two Days on the Moors of Perthshire, Appendix, Index. H.B. Published in 1880. 128 Pages. £45
332. The Story of Errol Station by John Beech. Booklet, Printed in 1993. 63 Pages. £6
333. Scott’s View From The Wicks of Baiglie. The Roads and The Viewpoint by J.W. Jack. With Maps and Illustrations. Contents: Preface, The Roads From Kinross Over the Ochils, The Viewpoint and the View, Not on the “Wicks of Baiglie Road”, The Alteration of the Road, Not from the Moncreiffe Slope, Index and Illustrations. P.B. Published in 1933. 62 Pages. £20
334. Dunbarney A Parish with a Past by J.W. & R.E. Smith. P.B. 8 Chapters, Published in 1985. 80 Pages. £8
335. St.Martins and Cambusmichael. A Parochial Retrospect by Alexander Scott. Illustrated by D. Scott Murray. Contents: Introduction, The Parish -A General Survey, Lands and Heritages, Antiquities, The Parish Churches and Ministers, A Laird of the Olden Days, Fragmentary. H.B. Published in 1911. 99 Pages. £35
336. Highways and Byways of Strathmore and the Northern Glens by John S. Ramsay. 27 Chapters, Tables of Distances, Maps and Illustrations. H.B. Published in 1927. 139 Pages. £30
337. Our Meigle Book. A history of the Village, which includes monuments, churches, school, ancient customs, cures, games etc 18 Chapters. P.B. Published in 1932. 175 Pages . £20
338. The Lairds of Arbuthnott by Christy Bing. P.B. Published in 1993. 10 Chapters, Epilogue. Signed by the Author. 128 Pages. £6
339. A Scots Quair. A trilogy including ‘Sunset Song’ by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. A trilogy of Novels: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, Grey Granite. With a Foreword by Ivor Brown. H.B. With D/J Originally Published in 1946. This Tenth Impression is from 1971. 496 Pages. £6
340. The House of Airlie by The Reverend William Wilson. Vol 1. With Portrait and Illustrations. The book is in three parts. H.B. Published in 1924. 298 Pages. £35
341. The Fair Land of Gowrie by Lawrence Melville. With a foreword by Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. With Thirty One Illustrations and a Map. 18 Chapters, Appendices and Illustrations. H.B. With D/J Originally Printed in 1939, this reprint is from 1975. 240 Pages. £15
342. Errol Its Legends, Lands and People by Lawrence Melville. 29 Chapters and Appendices and Illustrations. H.B. With D/J originally Published in 1935, this copy is one of a limited edition printed facsimilie in June 1985. 201 Pages. £15
343. In The Highlands by Seton Gordon. With 26 Illustrations from Photographs by the Author, and a Foreword by Sir Robert Bruce. Foreword, 12 Chapters and an Index. H.B. Published in 1931. 1st Edition. Bottom of spine missing. 150 Pages. £10
344. Notes on The Folk Lore of the North East of Scotland by the Reverend Walter Gregor. 28 Chapters, Glossary and Index. H.B. Published in 1881. 238 Pages. £20
345. Lays and Legends of the North And Other Poems and Songs Humorous and Grave Original and Translated by David Grant. Contents: Lays and Legends of the North, Songs, Translations and Pharaphrases. H.B. Published in 1884. 280 Pages. £15
346. St. Machar’s Cathedral. The Cathedral Church of St. Machar, Old Aberdeen. The text has been prepared by the Minister of the Cathedral. The Rev A. Stewart Todd. Booklet, 16 Pages. Date of Printing Unknown. £6
347. Inverness Local History and Archaeology Guidebook No 4 by Edward Meldrum. Booklet, Printed in 1982. 52 Pages. £6
348. The Hero of Buzancy. Angus Macmillan 1886-1961 By His Son Kenneth. The brief record of the life of Angus Macmillan is based on pocket diaries kept from August 1915 to March 1919, from the manuscripts of three lectures given in 1935, from what were called ‘occasional notes’ and from the author’s memories of his father. A4 Size Publication, Published circa mid 1990’s 69 Pages and 17 Appendices. £10
349. The Gaelic Source of the Bronte Genius by Cathal O’ Byrne. H.B. Published in 1933 and Includes Illustrations. 45 Pages. £8
350. Old Inverness in Pictures. H.B. With D/J Published in 1978. 222 Pictures and also gives a list of subscribers to the book. £8
351. The Spey. From Source to Sea By Donald Barr & Brian Barr. Contents: Acknowledgements, Preface, Introduction, Leaps, Bounders and Kilts, Hooks and Hooligans, Shinty and Scallywags, Ospreys and a Plethora of Bridges, Battles and Boulders, Shortbread and Drams, Soup, Salmon and Fiddles, Ships, Picts and the Sea, six Appendices. P.B. Published in 2009, 127 Pages. £6
352. Seeds of Bloods and Beauty. Scottish Plant Explorers by Ann Lindsay. Contents: Philip Miller, William Forsyth, William Aiton, Francis Masson, William Wright, John Fraser, Archibald Menzies, George Don, George Don Junior, David Douglas, Thomas Drummond, John Jeffrey, David Lyall, Thomas Thomson, Robert Fortune. P.B. Originally Published in 2004, this reprint is from 2008. 321 Pages. £5
353. Highways and Byways in Mull by D.A. Macnab. 100 items described in detail, all shown on five road maps with mileages, numbered cross references between maps and text, facts and folklore, covers the whole of Mull, Sketches by the author. Booklet, Date of Printing late 1970’s or early 1980’s. 52 Pages. £6
354. Scottish Reminiscences by Sir Archibald Geikle. H.B. Fifteen Chapters. H.B. Published in 1904. 447 Pages. £15
355. Scottish Clan Tartans. Families and Regimentals. 90 Tartans are featured in this book. H.B. Date of Publishing Unknown. It also contains a photograph of all the tartans featured in the book. Front Board and Spine have been slightly torn. Contents are in good condition. £15
356. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology by James MacKillop. This accessible new work explores the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga and folklore. H.B. With D/J Published in 1998. 7 Chapters. 402 Pages. £10
357. An Aghaidh Choimheach le Iain Moireach. P.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an 1973. 12 sgeulachd goirid. 122 Duilleag. £6
358. A Day in the Real World. Ten short stories from the edge of society by Elkie Kammer. P.B. Published in 2013 and signed by the author. 88 Pages. £5
359. Montrose by John Buchan. This is a story which tells s a great deal about the Scotland of those days. It is an exciting tale about a great man and his turbulent times -well told. H.B. With D/J Originally Published in 1928, this reprint is from 1979. Contents: Introductory, Book I -Preparation, Book II -Action, Book III -Passion, and two Appendixes. 419 Pages. £8
360. Charles I and the Making of the Covenanting Movement 1625-1641 by Allan I. Macinnes. H.B With D/J Published in 1991. 8 Chapters, Bibliography and Index. 228 Pages. £10
361. The Healing Wells of the Western Isles by Finlay Macleod. Contents: Introduction, The Well, Map, Wells, Lewis, Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Barra, St Kilda, Bibliography, Notes. P.B. Published in 2000. 84 Pages. £6
362. An Stor Data Briathrachais Gaidhlig. The Gaelic Terminology Database. Volume 1. P.B. Published in 1993. Which has over 30,000 English head words and over 93,000 Gaelic equivalents. 631 Pages. £10
363. Tommy’s Honour. The Extraordinary Story of Golf’s Founding Father and Son by Kevin Cook. The story of Golf’s first father and son story -Old Tom Morris and Young Tom. P.B. Originally Published in 2007, this P.B. Edition is from 2008. 13 Chapters, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Picture Credits. 356 Pages. £5
364. A Bird Watcher in the Isle of Harris. Notes and Records 1954 -1963 & 1970-1995 by Geoffrey D Wilkinson. Contents: Section I Borve Lodge 1954-1963, Section 2 Laxdale Cottage 1970-1995, Appendix 1 Personald Check List, Appendix 2 migrants -Arrival Dates, Appendix 3 Birding Diary for a Week in Lewis and Harris October 1999. Booklet, Printed in 2002. Signed by the Author, and also includes two letters to friends signed by the author. 40 Pages. £8
365. Playing for the Red Jersey. A History of Point Football Club 1934-2014 by Matthew M. Maciver. A History of one of the most successful amateur football clubs in the Western Isles. Contents: Acknowledgements, Introduction, Foreword, Point FC Timeline, The Beginnings 1919-1933, The Foundations 1934-1939, The Post War World, 1945-1960, Rebuilding for the Future the 1960’s, The Move to Knock The Process, The Move to Knock The Effects, Wider Horizons -Triumph in the Highland Amateur Cup, The Modern Era -The Challenges, Conclusion -Voices from the Club, References, 4 Appendixes. P.B. Published in 2014. 96 Pages. £8
366. Callanish -A guide to the Standing Stones and the Callanish Complex by Hellmuth M Schulz and Beatrice M. Schulz. Booklet, Originally Published in 1983. This photocopied revised edition is from 1986. Contents: Introduction, Callanish, Appendices. 40 Pages. £6
367. Calanais -The Standing Stones by Patrick Ashmore. P.B. 8 Chapters. Published in 1995. 52 Pages. £6
368. The Lost Pibroch and other Sheiling Stories by Neil Munro. H.B. 11 Chapters and a Gaelic Glossary. Published in 1932. 285 Pages. £8
369. The Western Isles: Their History, Traditions and Place names by W.C. Mackenzie. Contents: Historical Sketch of the Western Isles -The Norse Period, The Celtic Period, The Modern Period, Traditions of the Western Isles: The Macaulay’s, The Macleod’s, Stories Relating to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, A Group of Stories, Humorous and Otherwise, Ossianic Tales, Place Names of the Western Isles, Indexes. H.B. Published in 1932. 1st Edition. 351 Pages. £45
370. Tarbert Lochfyne. The Story of the Fishermen by Ronnie Johnson and Ann Thomas. Booklet, Printed in 1980. 41 Pages. £6
371. Historical Tales and Legends of Ayrshire by William Robertson. H.B. 28 Chapters. Published in 1898. Top of the Spine is torn. 357 Pages. £25
372. The Scottish Clans and Tartans. With Notes, Library Edition. H.B. Date of Publishing Unknown. £15
373. Teagasg Nan Cosamhlachdan Leis An Urramach Domhnull Iain Martainn (nach maireann) Air a Dheasachadh leis An Urramach Calum Macillinnein. H.B. Air Fhoillseachadh ann an 1914. 17 Searmonan. Tha cunntas beatha ann cuideachd Leis an Urramach Mr Mac an Rothaich. 197 Duilleag. £20
374. The Rise of the Stewarts by Agnes Mure Mackenzie. H.B. Published in 1935. 12 Chapters, Bibliography, Index and a list of Genealogies. 395 Pages. £15
375. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland by Robert Bain. Foreword by His Grace The Duke of Montrose. Contents: Foreword, Clan Septs and Dependants, Personal Names in English and Gaelic, The Dress of the Highlander, The Scottish Clans, Glossary of Scottish Place Names, Interesting Dates in Scottish and Clan History, Clan Map of Scotland, The Clan and tartans of Scotland. H.B. Originally Published in 1938. This reprint is from August 1950. 316 Pages. £10
376. An Cathadh Mor. The Great Snowbattle by Aonghas MacNeacail and Simon Fraser. Poems by Aonghas MacNeacail. Drawings by Simon Fraser. P.B. Published in 1984. 56 Pages. £8
377. Tales of the Old High. The Parish Church of Inverness Through the Ages by Ross Martin. Booklet, Printed in 2013. Contents: Mainly Historical, Mainly Outside the Church Building, Mainly Inside the main Church Building, Appendix Ministers of the First Charge from 1560. Sources and References. 40 Pages. £6
378. A booklet commemorating the Golden Jubilee of the Canadian Club of Glasgow 1932-1982. Booklet, 20 Pages which has many photographs. £6
379. The Celtic Realms by Myles Dillon and Nora Chadwick. Second Edition. A fully revised edition. 12 Chapters, Epilogue, List of Abbreviations, Maps, Index. H.B. With D/J Published in 1972. 346 Pages. £15
380. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Volume 125. (1995) 42 Articles, Lecture Summaries, Meetings of the Society 1994-5, Instructions for Contributors, Index. H.B. 600 Pages. £12

 

 

Newmarket Playpark is for everyone – and its brand new website has made it even more accessible.

Launched last week, www.newmarketplaypark.com was built by the playpark committee themselves.  Chairman, Murray MacLeod, said: "It was one of those things we had been talking about for a wee while.  We'd been using Facebook for a few years – but wanted to create a website to promote the playpark a wee bite more and make it more accessible to folk who aren't necessarily on Facebook."

Faulty equipment meant a false alarm for two coastguard rescue teams yesterday (Wednesday 17 October.)

Breasclete and Miavaig Coastguard Rescue Teams responded to a 'mayday' signal from a small fish farm vessel in East Loch Roag.

However, investigations showed the distress signal was activated in error due to faulty radio equipment.

The best of produce from near and far 19/10/2018

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Or call 07771645238 to place your order, free delivery within the Town, Broadbay, Point Area.

Vegetables

 

Price Each

 Quantity

Aubergine

 

£1.65

 

Butternut Squash  

 

£2.40

 

Savoy Cabbage (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.80

 

Green Cabbage (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.80

 

Cabbage (White UK)

 

£2.50

 

Cabbage (Red)

 

£2.40

 

Cauliflower (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.85

 

Romanesco (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.85

 

Celeriac (UK)

 

£2.40

 

Celery (UK)

 

£1.25

 

Fennel

 

£1.45

 

Garlic Large

 

£0.95

 

 

 

Price Per KG

Quantity

Beetroot (UK)

 

£2.45

 

Broccoli (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£3.95

 

Dirty Carrots (Scottish)

 

£2.25

 

Ginger

 

£5.00

 

Horseradish

 

£15.00

 

Leeks (UK)

 

£2.95

 

Mushrooms UK

 

£5.00

 

Onions (White)

 

£1.50

 

Onions (Red)

 

£1.65

 

Parsnips (UK)

 

£3.15

 

Duke of York (Inverness-shire)

 

£1.95

 

Rooster (New Season)

 

£1.95

 

Kerrs Pink

 

£1.95

 

Shallots

 

£4.50

 

Swede (Scottish New Season)

 

£1.70

 

Sweet Potato

 

£2.95

 

White Turnip

 

3.55

 

 

 

Price Each

Quantity

Little Gem (x2)

 

£1.50

 

Cucumber

 

£1.00

 

Spring Onions

 

£1.00

 

 

 

Price Per KG

Quantity

Peppers (Mixed Red, Green, Yellow)

 

£4.25

 

Tomato (Cherry on Vine)

 

£6.30

 

Tomatoes (Plum Vine)

 

£4.50

 

Fruit

 

Price Each

Quantity

Cox (UK Apples)

 

4 for £1.50

 

Gala Apples

 

4 for £1.50

 

Russet (UK Apples)

 

3 for £1.50

 

Red Delicious

 

3 for £1.50

 

Avocado

 

£1.40

 

Clementines

 

4 for £1.50

 

Grapefruit

 

£0.85

 

Kiwi Fruit

 

£0.50

 

Lemons

 

£0.55

 

Limes

 

£0.50

 

Yellow Melon

 

£1.95

 

Oranges Large

 

3 for £1.50

 

Pears (Conference)

 

3 for £1.50

 

Plums

 

3 for £1.50

 

Satsumas

 

4 for £1.50

 

 

 

Price per Kg

Quantity

Bananas

 

£1.70

 

Bramleys

 

£2.95

 

Chillies Red

 

£15.00

 

Courgettes

 

£2.95

 

Red Seedless Grapes

 

£4.95

 

Local Eggs

 

£2.00

 

Hebridean Tablet (Local)

 

2.95

 

Photo: John Mayer Photography

Netty's Tree on Eriskay has been named as Scotland's Tree of the Year. The spruce tree will go on to compete against trees in Ireland, Wales and England to be the UK's European Tree of the Year.

Originally nominated by Eoina Wilson, the spruce was, until recently, the only tree on the island.

It was planed over 100 years ago by poet, priest and land rights activist, Father Allan MacDonald.  Netty MacDonald lived on the nearby croft and encouraged all the island’s children to play on the tree as their cries and laughter reminded her of her own family who had grown up and moved away to work.

On announcing the four national winners last night (Wednesday October 17), BBC's One Show opened voting for the public to decide which of the four trees should represent the UK in the European contest which is run by the Environmental Partnership Association.

Photo: John Mayer Photography

Netty's Tree on Eriskay has been named as Scotland's Tree of the Year. The spruce tree will go on to compete against trees in Ireland, Wales and England to be the UK's European Tree of the Year.

Originally nominated by Eoina Wilson, the spruce was, until recently, the only tree on the island.

It was planed over 100 years ago by poet, priest and land rights activist, Father Allan MacDonald.  Netty MacDonald lived on the nearby croft and encouraged all the island’s children to play on the tree as their cries and laughter reminded her of her own family who had grown up and moved away to work.

On announcing the four national winners last night (Wednesday October 17), BBC's One Show opened voting for the public to decide which of the four trees should represent the UK in the European contest which is run by the Environmental Partnership Association.

A friendship group for older people from Point recently celebrated its 100th monthly meeting – and is inviting other members of the community to join the fun.

Cairdean Og Allt nan Gall held its landmark social event on October 2, at Ionad Stoodie community centre, and enjoyed a talk from Dr Ali Whiteford on the subject of Industrial Garrabost.

Dr Whiteford had also been the Cairdean’s first guest speaker, coming to talk to their inaugural social meeting back in 2007.

The organisers of the inaugural Hebridean Pride 2018 met last weekend to present a cheque for £350 to Christine Darby-Munro from their nominated charity Penumbra.  Thank you to all who contributed to this amazing charity who are doing incredible things here in the Western Isles.

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has been nominated in three categories at this year’s The Drum B2B Brave Awards.

SSC will compete for the title of Best Brand Campaign, Best Product Launch Campaign, and Best ROI campaign, following the launch of new premium Scottish farmed salmon brand Lochlander into the North American market earlier this year.

The campaign has helped SSC make waves in the North American seafood market and reinforced the Company’s commitment to guaranteed Scottish provenance. 

The Leanne Fund has been allocated a much sought after charity collection slot at Ibrox football stadium, Glasgow next week and are urgently seeking volunteers to help.

The collection will take place before the start of the game on Thursday October 25th (Rangers V Spartak Moscow, UEFA Europa League).

Businesses in Uist ad Barra are being given the opportunity to learn how to create the most effective digital strategy for their business from a leading expert in the field.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has launched a range of digital strategy workshops, as part of its Entrepreneurial Academy.

The Delivering a Digital Strategy workshop, which is free to attend, will be in Benbecula on 15th November 2018, followed by workshops in Forres, Inverness, Oban, Lerwick, Fort William and Kirkwall.

An old-fashioned, mudslinging political battle has erupted about changes in the top administrative structure and pay at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Western Isles Labour Party accuses the local SNP of “shameless hypocrisy” in claiming that they stand “shoulder to shoulder” with front-line workers providing council services.

Earlier the Western Isles SNP Group at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar “expressed disappointment” at “the decision by Comhairle leader Councillor Roddie Mackay and his Chairs' Group to give senior officials a pay rise.”

But CnES officials say the changes are likely to save at least £42,000 a year, rather than costing more.

The major economic impact of the Hebridean Celtic Festival and its key role in bringing visitors to the islands is again underlined in a new report.

The 2018 HebCelt, headlined by Deacon Blue, The Fratellis, Eddi Reader, Skipinnish, and Roddy Woomble was held from 18-20 July in Stornoway with all four nights sold out.

Overall attendances reached nearly 18,000 over the four days of the event, its highest ever number, with an estimated total in excess of 7,500 paying festival-goers.

Local households can secure the price of their electricity until September 2019 by switching to the fixed electricity tariff.

Hebrides Energy is reminding storage heating customers of the Hebridean Take Control Tariff, which is offered in partnership with Scottish not-for-profit energy supplier, Our Power. 

An event including tea, coffee and a flight simulator will be held at the weekend (Saturday 20 October).

Brew for the Few will raise money for the Wings Appeal (link https://www.rafa.org.uk/get-involved/wings-appeal/ #RAF100) and will take place at the Salvation Army in Bayhead. Featuring RAF Merchandise and a model display, the event will take place from 12pm until 4pm.

 

What about going one-step further than avoiding the use of plastic straws by going for reusable and totally biodegradable straws produced in North Tolsta?

Admittedly, the supply is tiny at present…but who knows, if the idea took root, what could grow from it!

Katie Macleod, of Eagleton and New York and journalist and feature-writer for EVENTS newspaper for more than ten years,  has won further major recognition for her worldwide travel blog, www.storiesmysuitcasecouldtell.com

She has come second in the annual awards for Travel Blogger of the Year, between writers for National Geographic Traveller magazine and for the Lonely Planet Guide.  She is pictured above with Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis during an interview in 2015.

The awards were made by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) which is an umbrella organisation that represents 122 of Britain's best independent tour operators.

A Gaelic poetry competition for Secondary Schools is being run by Gaelic educational resources organisation Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig in partnership with Urras Shomhairle, The Sorley MacLean Trust, it was announced at the National Mod in Dunonn today (Wednesday October 17th).

It is also backed by Comhairle nan Leabhraichean and Comunn Sgiathanach.

Salings on the routes from Uig to Tarbert and Lochmaddy have been thrown into confusion by cancellations today (Tuesday October 16th)

Today, as a result of sea swell conditions with high winds, MV Hebrides will operate the following amended timetable for the remainder of the day:

Tarbert - Uig: 15:00

Uig - Lochmaddy: 17:30

A show at An Lanntair, originally scheduled for tonight (Tuesday 16 October) has been cancelled.

Singer/songwriter, Ags Connolly, stated: "The ferry to the island has been cancelled due to adverse weather and there is now no other  realistic way for me to get there, so the promoter and I made a mutual decision to cancel.

West coast ferry operator CalMac has been named ‘Ferry Operator of the Year 2018’ at the National Transport Awards.

Born in 1979 (or thereabout)?  Is the big four “oh!” just around the corner? 

Did you start S1 in a Lewis or Harris school in 1991? 

If so, it’s about time we had a big party with all our former classmates at our first reunion!

A new participatory artwork connecting the public to the world's mountain ranges will be touring the UK next year - and it will be coming to Coll Beach on Lewis, and also involves Stornoway's An Lanntair arts centre.

First There Is A Mountain, by Katie Paterson, will see the public invited to build mountains of sand across the coastlines and play out the world's natural geography against a series of tidal times.

An app to support young learners with the acquisition of simple Gaelic phrases is being launched today (Tuesday, October 16) at the Royal National Mod in Dunoon.

Abair Abairtean! Comes from Gaelic educational resources organisation Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig, which commissioned its development.

Abair Abairtean! is available for download now on iTunes. It features 50 phrases suitable for situations around the house and outside.

Several ferry sailings today Tuesday October 16th are cancelled, or are deemed liable to cancellation or disruption because of incoming poor weather conditions with winds of up to 50 knots , according to CalMac Ferries.

In Stornoway, the first rotation of sailings - 7 am from Stornoway and 10.30am from Ullapool - were cancelled last night and today, the remainder of the sailings were cancelled.

As of 10am, CalMac say the overnight ferry sailing is expected to be sailing as scheduled.

Regular volunteers are wanted to help at the local Cats Protection League.

This year’s Faclan: the Hebridean Book Festival is to include a brand new Fringe programme, supported by Outer Hebrides LEADER funding.

The first Faclan Fringe will consist of four events from 1-3 November, complementing the festival’s author events and film screenings, whose theme this year is ‘fear’:

  • Author Peter May will personally host a tour of locations from The Blackhouse, the first book in his internationally successful Lewis Trilogy. (The ticket link is here: http://lanntair.com/events/event/blackhouse-tour-peter-may/)
  • Composer Jessica Danz will perform Under the World, an evening of original music and song at St Peter’s Church in Stornoway, inspired by the archetypal story of the descent into the Underworld
  • Maricruz Vasquez will create a Day of the Dead Mexican lunch in An Lanntair’s café bar on Friday 2 November.
  • The festival’s closing party at An Lanntair, Monster’s Ball, which will feature live music by Hebridean band the Howling Lords.

Details of CalMac's most well-used ferry routes in 2017 have been revealed.

The Ullapool to Stornoway crossing proved to be the sixth most used route - with 275,737 passengers and 437 coaches coming on board last year.

The Uig to Tarbert and Lochmaddy ferry routes carried 195,752 passengers last year and 358 coaches.

A wide range of Professional Grade Fireworks is on sale from today (Monday October 15th) at Maybury Gardens in North Street, Sandwick.

And they are on-line, too, at http://www.mayburygardens.co.uk/catalogue/108745-fireworks/items

Protests have erupted on social media from passengers kept waiting in Ullapool overnight by the latest crisis to afflict the £42m Loch Seaforth ferry, seen unloading its vehicles for the afternoon arrival in a sunny Stornoway.

The 3pm sailing from Stornoway yesterday (Sunday October 14th) finally departed around 11pm after lengthy delays awaiting paperwork approving the repairs done after the ferry hit the pier while docking on Sunday afternoon,

There were no updates from CalMac on expected departure times from Ullapool after the mid-afternoon statement that the 1830 from Ullapool faced the “high possibility of disruption or cancellation.”

 

LATEST:  Passengers have now boarded the Loch Seaforth.  Clearance is awaited from Lloyds Maritime services for the repaired vessel to set out.  Estimated departure time is now 2130hrs.  Vehicles - above - awaiting ship to be readied for sea.

It is understood the incident arose from a collision between the ferry and the pier's protective covering.

CalMac staff are unable to say officially that the ferry will sail until paperwork arrives from the marine insurers. It is not known if the delays arise in London or in Gourock.

EARLIER::: 1940hrs:  According to Ship AIS, the Loch Seaforth is expected in Ullapool at about half past midnight.

In Ullapool, waiting passengers report no news on ferry status.

Others talk of previous delays in Ullapool without information.  One said:"This happened to us last year…sat from 4 pm till 4.30 am in waiting room in Ullapool…not even a cup of tea coffee…when eventually got on board and cafe closed as staff were off duty…disgusted the way we were treated."

Officially, the 6.30pm from Ullapool has never been cancelled.

The Tarbert ferry tomorrow Monday morning is expected to be delayed by one hour.  This is a knock-on effect from today's delays.

'Be a Flu Fighter’ is the message of two new videos launched this week by NHS Western Isles aimed at encouraging island residents and Western Isles health staff to take up their free flu jab.

Entitled ‘Think You Know Flu?’ and ‘Flu Vaccination, have you had yours?’, the promotional films feature Western Isles health staff from across the island chain, as well as members of the public and representatives from the local Maritime & Coastguard Agency; Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade; the Scottish Ambulance Service; Hebridean Men’s Cancer Support Group, and pupils from the Stornoway Primary’s GM2 class.

 

Most ferry services throughout the Western Isles are cancelled today as the forecast for gales in Lewis and Harris worsened again overnight (Friday October 12th).

The official UK Met Office forecast for daytime in the Highlands and Islands is: “Rather cloudy start with occasionally heavy rain pushing quickly north but sunny spells developing for most by midday. A few showers are likely this afternoon but more persistent rain likely to return to the Great Glen.  Severe southerly gales in west.  Maximum Temperature 17 °C.”

 

Community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust is giving £5,000 to the Western Isles Association for Mental Health and a sizeable percentage of the money will cover the costs of delivering suicide prevention training, which is run by the WIAMH in partnership with NHS Western Isles.

Del Gunn, WIAMH Project Manager, said the ‘no strings attached’ nature of Point and Sandwick Trust’s donation meant that WIAMH was free to spend the money on any area it chose.

The search is still on for a dog lost on the Isle of Scalpay.

Nine-year-old collie, Tess, who belongs to Carl and Fiona Knowles, went missing two weeks ago during a family holiday.

The Vatersay Boys will be performing at a new one-day music festival next year.

The family-friendly event will feature traditional and folk-based bands, including headlining act, Tide Lines.

Barra’s air and sea routes are being cut by high winds today (Friday 12 October).

The Castlebay to Oban sailings have been cancelled because of the adverse weather forecast.

Anyone wanting to conquer An Cliseam now has the perfect opportunity.

Marathon Hebrides and Lewis Wind Power have teamed up to make the mountain an easier climb.

At 799 metres it is the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides.

Be seen, warm and dry as the dark winter nights draw in with an island favourite - a Fladen suit!

Available from the Fisherman's Co-op as separate jacket and trousers or all in one floatation suit (also great as a an outdoor boiler suit) - the Fladen range will keep you warm and toasty wether out on sea or land, fishing or crofting, or even just walking the dog on a dreich evening.

If you really need to be seen grab a hi-viz reflective warm jacket, as shown below, different styles and sizes available. 

Barra’s sea routes are being cut by high winds tomorrow (Friday 12 October).

The Castlebay to Oban sailings have been cancelled because of the adverse weather forecast.

Back Football and Recreation Club is today celebrating a £5,489 funding boost from SUEZ Communities Trust for their lighting redevelopment project.

Funding will allow the club to update and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of current lighting systems. The outdated, mismatched, awkward-to-work system will be replaced with a new, more intuitive LED system with PIR sensors.

Join the spooky fun at the Newmarket Play Park Halloween Party this month.

The Elephant Session performance planned for tomorrow (Friday 12 October) has been cancelled.

The performance, which was due to take place at An Lanntair at 8pm, has been moved to Thursday 27 December at 8pm.

Smoked salmon produced in the Uig area of the Isle of Lewis has been named as the UK’s “best fish and seafood product” in the Great British Food Awards, sponsored by the magazine of the same name.

The chief judge, author and food writer Elly Curshen, described it as “perfect smoked salmon. All the things that matter to me – texture, taste, smoke level and thickness – are spot on. A top class product and a real treat to eat”.

Some Leverburgh and Berneray sailings have been cancelled tomorrow (Friday 12 October).

CalMac cite the expected strong winds as the reason for cancelling the 11:15am sailing from Berneray and the 12:25 sailing from Leverburgh.

All other sailings remain liable to disruption and cancellation at short notice, the ferry company say.

A multi-agency search was carried out for a high-risk missing person in Stornoway.

The search for an elderly female with dementia took place in the early hours of the morning (Thursday 11 October.)

Loganair and Emirates have signed a major interline agreement which opens up the Dubai carrier’s global destination network to Loganair’s passengers.

And Loganair has won the title of ERA (European Regions Airline Association) Regional Airline of the Year for 2018.  It's understood that airline staff are being given congratulatory confectionery this morning by the airline management.

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has rejected assurances from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar about proposals for the sale of the current Stornoway abattoir site to a developer.

This follows a report before the Comhairle’s Policy and Resources committee on October 2 which outlined proposals for the sale and leaseback of the current Stornoway abattoir site to a developer and the relocation of the service after three years.

Councillors decided “to authorise the Director of Development, in consultation with the Director of Technical Services and the Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, to engage with the appropriate parties with a view to presenting options for the future use of Stornoway Abattoir and provision of abattoir services to the Policy and Resources Committee in December 2018.”

The University of the Highlands and Islands has announced its 2018 Student of the Year winners, with all three of its top awards going to students who were enrolled at island campuses – including Lews Castle College UHI.
Crisdean Saunders, pictured above, from Lews Castle College is Further Education Student of the Year; Rhea Kay from Shetland College is Higher Education Student of the Year; and James Ellsmoor, a distance-learning student with Orkney College, is Postgraduate Student of the Year.
Crisdean Saunders, aged 27, who lives in Stornoway, completed a horticultural employability programme. He was nominated for the Further Education Student of the Year award by his tutor, David Bell.

Two local charities have benefitted from grants given by the Corra Foundation, formerly Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.  

Each year, Corra Foundation distributes just under £1 million through its Henry Duncan Grants programme to grassroots charities working in their local communities.

Hebrides Alpha Project has been awarded a £4,000 grant towards the costs of travel and insurance.

Storm Callum is expected to bring high winds with gusts of up to 75mph for the Western Isles on Friday 12th October, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar stated this afternoon (Wednesday October 10th)

A yellow warning for wind was issued by the Met Office at the start of this week.

However, XC Weather - which earlier this week was predicting hurricane-force gusts on Friday, is now forecasting gusts of only 55mph at the peak with a general windspeed of 33mph - and the current Met Office warning for Friday affecting Stornoway and Tarbert now states: "Between 03:00 Friday 12th and 23:59 Friday 12th - A spell of windy weather is expected on Friday, which has the potential to cause some disruption."

The Farm Advisory Service (FAS) along with SAC Consulting are running an 'Introduction to sheep keeping' course on Friday 19th October. 

The day course covers practical advice on keeping healthy sheep and all the regulations you need to know about, all you need to bring are outdoor clothes and boots. Places are still available, due to issues with the FAS website please contact the office on 01851 703103 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Friday 19th October, Stornoway RNLI are holding their first ever bingo night.

The night begins at 7pm at Stornoway Sea Angling Club, a great family night out with lots of prizes and a raffle. All monies raised are for Stornoway RNLI, so come along for fun night out whilst supporting your local Lifeboat!

 

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn have a programme of outdoor activities to suit all this autumn from guided heritage walks, deer watching and family orienteering to kids mountain biking and Halloween lantern walk.

The Mountain biking sessions take place on Monday 15th October, booking is essential as places are filling up quickly. Bikes need to be suitable for off road, with working brakes, please wear a helmet. 

On Thursday 18th Oct, UOG are offering a free Deer Rutting Walk and talk, again booking is essential. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear (no HighVis/bright colours) and bring binoculars/camera. 

Tuesday 23 October see's the start of a new series of guided heritage walks around the Galson village coastal loop and on Saturday 17 November is the Shader/Ballantrushal loop. The walks are free with all ages welcome, dress for the weather and wear walking boots.

Stornoway police are asking for help from the public in tracing four men, one of whom is thought to have acted indecently, near to the grounds of Lews Castle on Saturday afternoon (October 6th).

The officers are investigating an incident at around 4pm on Saturday, on Willowglen Road, where a group of four men aged approximately in their 20s were seen near to the Castle Grounds ‘red gate’ entrance.

Stornoway’s Coastguard operations room found themselves co-ordinating two rescues at the same time yesterday afternoon (Tuesday October 9th) with two separate incidents in the Uig area.

At 4.17pm yesterday afternoon Western Isles police notified Stornoway Coastguard of a woman who had fallen while walking her dogs, near Scaliscro Lodge. She had injured her knee and was unable to move without assistance.

Coastguard teams from Miavaig, Breasclete and Stornoway were tasked to the scene and police officers identified the location of the woman, who was treated on the spot by coastguards and a doctor.

Stornoway Singers – St John Passion – Stornoway Town Hall – Saturday 3rd November 2018 at 7.30pm.

After two successful performances in August in An Lanntair, Stornoway and Talla na Mara, Harris, the Stornoway Singers will come together again to treat their faithful audience to the beautiful and uplifting music found within Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion, this time in Stornoway Town Hall on Saturday 3rdNovember 2018 at 7:30pm.

We have a new service now available from EVENTS newspaper and welovestornoway.com

You can now place Birth, Death & Marriage – and acknowledgement – notices with us…by coming into our new offices in James Street, Stornoway (where ND’s parts, repairs and accounts used to be once upon a time); by phone; or by email.

This new service responds to growing demand from individuals and families for a local, on-the-High-Street, service.

Fishermen, tourism businesses and seafood companies in the Western Isles are among those to sign up to an open letter opposing proposed commercial kelp harvesting in the waters of the Minch.
Creel fishermen from Barra and Vatersay, sea tours from Lewis and Harris and the 140-member Western Isles Fishermen’s Association are among those who have put their names on the list, being co-ordinated by campaign group No Kelp Dredging.
In all, 185 businesses are named in the updated appeal to Scottish minister Roseanna Cunningham and the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) committee of the Scottish Parliament. The latest updated list was published yesterday (Tuesday October 9th).

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan hit out at the decision of Eastern Airways to cancel its Aberdeen to Stornoway service. 

This came after customers enquiring with Eastern Airways started being told by customer service agents that the service is being discontinued and that 26 October would be the last day of the Aberdeen service. And Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has made clear it has been given no direct information about the change from either Flybe or Eastern Airways.

According to the Flybe website which deals with Eastern Airways bookings, there are five flights in the week ending October 19; then it drops to three the week after; before petering out and ending completely the following week.

A lush new grass roof on the Iron Age house at Bosta signals the end of a busy and successful season for Bernera Historical Society.

The historical society reported on Monday (October 8th) on three major projects completed during summer 2018. As well as a new roof at the Iron Age house, the Norse mill was re-roofed and new signs put up on the historic walk paths.

The magnificent spectacle of stags in full display is just starting in the Harris hills, and North Harris Trust has planned a series of ‘Roaring and Rutting’ walks to give viistors the full experience.

North Harris Ranger service will lead small groups to witness the red deer rut in various locations from Thursday (October 11th). Participants learn about the life of Scotland’s largest land mammal and the management of the North Harris deer herd. 

Someone must be missing this lost bunny, waiting to be reclaimed by his owner at Traigh Mhor in Tolsta.

He's going to be awfully wet if he doesn't get home soon!

Breach of peace

Police were called to an address in the Parkend area of Stornoway early on the afternoon of Saturday (October 6th) to reports of a man behaving in an abusive and disorderly fashion.

The 37-year-old man was cautioned and charged with breach of the peace before being issued with a fixed penalty.

Vehicle damage

A number of cars parked on Anderson Road in Stornoway were apparently deliberately damaged over the weekend of October 6th to 8th, with scratches to bodywork which appear to have been carried out with intent, rather than as a result of accidental damage.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything or who knows how the damage occurred to contact them on the non-emergency number 101, or in person at Stornoway police station.

Met office updates Friday storm warning

The Met Office have updated their yellow ‘be aware’ warning for strong winds on Friday (October 12th), warning of a currently low threat of medium to high impacts from the storm.

Between 5am and midnight on Friday, windy weather is expected, with the potential to cause travel disruption, power and phone service cuts.

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How can you help patients more to live as healthy, active and independent lives as possible? That was the question facing more than 100 Western Isles health workers at a special meeting recently.

NHS Western Isles dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists considered the themes of the national AHP ‘Active and Independent Living Programme’.

The SNP has called on the UK government to reunite child refugees with their families in the UK.

At the SNP's conference in Glasgow, party delegates have supported a resolution which supports UK Government steps to support a SNP Bill that will; expand the definition of family member as currently only spouses and children under the age of 18 are allowed to join their family in the UK; give refugee children the right to be reunited with their parents as under current reunion rules children cannot sponsor their parents to come to the UK leaving them alone; reintroduce legal aid for refugee family applications.

A delegation of Chinese academics in Scotland on an exchange visit with the University of the Highlands and Islands have visited a wind farm for the first time – and it was Point and Sandwick Trust’s community-owned wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag near Stornoway.

The visit to Point and Sandwick Trust’s award-winning wind farm was organised by lecturers from Lews Castle College UHI, who help deliver a degree to the Hunan Institute of Engineering, where this group of professors and senior engineers had come from.

The Met Office has issued an advance warning for a period of very windy weather affecting the Western Isles on Friday (October 12th).

The yellow ‘be aware’ alert is in force between 5am and 9pm on Friday, with a small chance of gusts over 80 miles per hour in the Western Isles
during afternoon and evening.

CalMac are urging customers to make any ferry reservations or changes to booking in the next 24 hours, as the online reservations service will be unavailable for a day from 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday 9th October).

The system shutdown is due to a planned period of essential maintenance.

The chance to chat with professionals about your child’s development is on offer as the NHSWI Allied Health Professional (AHP) team invite all to a series of free and informal Child Development Drop-In sessions.

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Donald MacSween of Ness has become the first young crofter of the year, winning the accolade at a celebratory event in Morayshire on Friday (October 5th).

Police are asking for witnesses to an incident of possible sheep-worrying which happened in Stornoway last Sunday (September 30th) to help settle uncertainty about what actually happened.

A husky dog was seen among sheep on croftland at Moss End Farm in Stornoway just after 2pm on Sunday 30th.

There was a carnival atmosphere in Stornoway town centre on Saturday (October 6th) as the first Hebridean Pride parade passed with good humour and plenty of family participation.

Many of those who took part noted that the weather seemed to be in the right mood for what was described as the ‘maiden Pride event for the islands’, with a succession of sunshine and showers making for rainbows in the skies as well as on the streets.  

There’s still a chance for projects in the Outer Hebrides to benefit from the Scottish Government’s new Rural Tourism Fund as Round Two closes on October 31.

Around £3 million from the first round of the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) is already being shared among 18 projects across Scotland to help cope with growing visitor numbers. These include the Tourism Outer Hebrides 2020 project which has been awarded more than £240,000.

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Customers for Artizan Jewellery and Gift Shop in lower Church Street, Stornoway can see more what's on offer there from their homes, tablets and phones through a brand-new website http://artizanjewellery.com/index.php designed by Intermedia Services (Stornoway) Ltd.

And loyal customers of Artizan Jewellery and Gift Shop can gain extra rewards from the giant sale from Monday October 8 to Saturday October 13 - but even if you don't have an Artizan Card already, you can sign up for one for free on the spot!

Faclan:the Hebridean Book Festival returns from 31 October to 3 November…and you can read about some of the authors on http://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/faclan-2018.

These are interviews from the EVENTS newspaper team of Katie Macleod and Roz Macaskill and most of them are also available in print in the current edition.

A developer’s request to buy the site of Stornoway abattoir on a lease-back agreement has been considered by councillors.

At a meeting of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s  policy and resources committee on Tuesday (October 2nd) councillors were told of plans to redevelop the Newton area  by a partnership including CnES, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Stornoway Port Authority and several private developers.

One of the developers had put forward a plan for development of a Newton Enterprise Park, embracing an area next to the current site of the abattoir. The proposal included purchase of the abattoir site, which would then be leased back to the Comhairle for three years so that the current business could have time “for a relocation of the abattoir to a more suitable location”.

 

Faclan:the Hebridean Book Festival returns from 31 October to 3 November - and now on welovestornoway.com there's a chance to read interviews with some of the key authors for both main Festival and the Children's Festival - available on 

Highlights announced last month include the launch of The Darkest Dawn, a new book marking the 100th anniversary of the Iolaire tragedy, in which over 200 men from Lewis and Harris lost their lives only tens of metres from a beach in a massive storm.   

Faclan 2018’s line-up of authors – many of them reflecting on this year’s festival theme of Fear– includes Peter May and Malcolm Mackay, both discussing Hebridean Noir; Sir Christopher Frayling on the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (following a screening of the classic 1931 film); Finlay Macleod on the true history of a semi-mythical 19th century bogeyman who stalked the moors of Lewis and Harris; and Louise Welsh, who will reflect on the role of fear in her work.  In a very different approach to fear, Kathryn Mannix will explore the various taboos around death.

Other highlights include a Saturday night appearance by leading spoken word performer  Hollie McNish, a screening of vampire classic Nosferatu with a live piano score by  Peter Urpeth, a voyage into the underworld with composer Jessica Danz; and a tribute to the late Gaelic writer, playwright and storyteller Chrisella Ross.

In addition to the packed programme of author and musical events, there will be daytime film screenings throughout the festival, also focusing on the theme of Fear – Psycho, Village of the Damned, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Rosemary’s Baby, Schalcken the Painter, The Babadook, and classic ghost story Whistle and I’ll Come to You, which this year marks its 50th anniversary.

There will also be a programme of events for schools, Faclan Òga, running throughout the festival.

The full Faclan programme is online at www.lanntair.com/faclan

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There’s a first chance to experience a double-header Islands tour from Sian and Hecla, two young, all-female emerging groups on the traditional music scene.

This is Sian's first gig in the islands and a return home for Hecla which was formed at the Lews Castle College music course at Colaisde Bheinn a Fhaoghla in Lionacleit.  (Hecla are pictured above at a recent performance in the Czech Republic.)

Tickets will be on sale from Monday October 8th online and will also be sold at An Crùbh for the Skye gig from the beginning of the week.

Officers from Police Scotland are investigating an incident in the Marybank area of Stornoway in which a cat was shot by an airweapon. 

Police in Stornoway say the cat survived the attack but the pellet is still within its body as it is in an area too dangerous to be removed at present. 

Experienced advisers from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will now be available at Stornoway's Jobcentre Plus (JCP) two days a week, offering support for local job seekers.

Earlier this year, JCP began hosting drop-in sessions with SDS advisers at the Castle Street centre on Tuesday mornings. These sessions helped people attending JCP access additional advice and support from the SDS advisers on everything from writing a CV to the local labour market.

Because of the success of the sessions, this service has been expanded to two days a week. Advisers will now be available at the Jobcentre on Monday mornings and Tuesday mornings, from 10am until 1pm on both days.

A family on a special celebration break in Harris are going home heartbroken tomorrow (Saturday 6th October) after their much-loved pet dog went missing on the Isle of Scalpay.

Carl and Fiona Knowles are on their first trip to the islands, staying in Harris for two weeks to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary and bringing with them sons Greg, 24 and Ewan, 20 as well as their nine-year-old collie dog Tess.

Lews Castle is aiming to become a hot spot for live music to meet a growing demand for high-quality, live Celtic music.

Through coming months there will be several music events held in Lews Castle; where islanders and guests alike can enjoy some great live music and perhaps a wee dram or two in the atmospheric Whisky Bar, says the local management.

Charles Young of 7 Fivepenny has successfully completed the his two 'Great Runs', the Great North Run Half Marathon inNewcastle on 9th September and the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon in Glasgow on 30th September in support of Comunn Eachdraidh Nis and Eoropie Dunes Playpark.

The funds raised will be divided equally between the two charities.

Mighty Productions are currently casting Scotland residents for a brand new series for the BBC with the 'working title" of Danger Balls! 

They say: "It’s a great chance to represent a society or a place of work and have a great time!  The show is exclusive to Scotland residents and we think contestants from Stornoway would fit the bill perfectly!

The programme for the first ever Hebridean Dark Skies Festival launched today (Thursday 4 October).

The first tickets were on sale from midday at the festival website, www.lanntair.com/darkskies

It will take place at An Lanntair and across Lewis from 8-21 February 2019.

The Scottish Cup will be on display at Ionad Spòrs Lèodhais, Stornoway, on Saturday 13th October from 10am - 4pm, the Scottish Football Association and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have announced.

The public will have the opportunity to come along and see the oldest trophy in the world of association football and to take photographs of themselves with the trophy.

The best of produce from near and far 05/10/2018

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Vegetables

 

Price Each

 Quantity

Aubergine

 

£1.65

 

Butternut Squash  

 

£2.40

 

Savoy Cabbage (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.80

 

Green Cabbage (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.80

 

Cabbage (White UK)

 

£2.50

 

Cauliflower (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.85

 

Romanesco (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£1.85

 

Celeriac (UK)

 

£2.40

 

Celery (UK)

 

£1.25

 

Fennel

 

£1.50

 

Garlic small

 

£0.65

 

Garlic Large

 

£0.95

 

 

 

Price Per KG

Quantity

Beetroot (UK)

 

£2.45

 

Broccoli (Kirkhill Farm)

 

£3.95

 

Dirty Carrots (Scottish)

 

£2.25

 

Ginger

 

£5.00

 

Horseradish

 

£15.00

 

Leeks (UK)

 

£2.95

 

Mushrooms UK

 

£5.00

 

Onions (White)

 

£1.50

 

Onions (Red)

 

£1.65

 

Parsnips (UK)

 

£3.30

 

Duke of York (Inverness-shire)

 

£1.95

 

Rooster (New Season)

 

£2.15

 

Kerrs Pink

 

£2.15

 

Shallots

 

£4.50

 

Swede (Scottish New Season)

 

£1.70

 

Sweet Potato

 

£2.95

 

White Turnip

 

3.65