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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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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Stornoway Butchers

A trail through the census records in search of the Marag-makers of old has proved pretty patchy.

It was, of course, inspired by this recent plea to assist a most noble cause:

Help Keep Stornoway Black Pudding

Murdo Maciver, 70, Inacete Street
Kenneth Morrison, 35, Bayhead Street
Malcolm Young, 40, Cromwell Street

1851 Not found

Donald Maclennan, 57, South Beach Street

Malcolm Young, 70, Outhouse

1881 Not found

Murdo Macleod, 36, 20 Kenneth Street
Murdo Morrison, 48, 51 Lewis Street

Farqhuar Maclean, 71, 24 Bayhead Street, Retired Butcher

Malcolm Campbell, 48, 3 Pringle's Court, Cromwell Street
Donald Macdonald, 44, 55 Keith Street
Malcolm Macleod, 62, 20 Bells Road
Kenneth Macrae, 19, 62 Kenneth Street
Alexander Park, 26, 73 Keith Street
Roddy Macritchie, 16, 18 New Street, Apprentice Butcher

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