Fàilte! (Welcome!)

Fàilte! (Welcome!)
This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...

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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A Dozen Deaths At Sea

Accident on shore,

Jumping overboard,
Supposed suicide.

Fell from aloft,

Falling down the hold,

Fell overboard and was drowned,

Supposed to be drowned,

Note: These 12 causes of death are from one page of the official records of such events in Scotland for the month of November 1898. I have merely rearranged them.

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