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A map that records what is special about Bayhead, highlighting things to appreciate, is being created by Bayhead Community Association.

The starting point is on display in Stornoway Library, together with a book where people can log their own thoughts and memories on this central and thriving area.

The Bayhead ward of Stornoway is bounded by Stornoway harbour and Bayhead to the west, Leverhulme Drive and Smith Avenue to the east and James Street and South Beach to the south, creating an area which embraces homes, businesses, places of worship and some of the town’s iconic landmarks.

Now Bayhead Community Association have blown up the map to supersize to mount it in Stornoway Library, and are asking those who want to add pictures that bring a smile, showing how things used to be and are today.

That includes shops that no longer exist, places that have changed, and people who were residents or shopkeepers and were themselves special.

Community Association spokesperson Morag Smith said: “We are hoping residents, shopkeepers and businesses in the ward will get involved.

“We have made a large map of Bayhead Ward and we would like to make it into a bigger display using photographs (old and new) of things of interest throughout the ward. 

“We are asking people who have any photos they think would enhance the display to  please get in touch either by commenting on our Facebook post at www.facebook.com/groups/238978029906758  or by popping into the library and leaving details in the comments book with the display, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“If anyone has any photographs, past or present that we could include in our display we would like to hear from you.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who is interested in being involved in the Community Association.”

The images show the map currently on display in Stornoway Library and the ward’s distinctive western boundary along Stornoway inner harbour.