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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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Monday, 5 April 2010

The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1845

A (hopefully!) helpful guide.

CLICK this link: /http://edina.ac.uk/

(Items in bold italics indicate where to click on the ensuing pages)

E-books - The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1845 -CLICK

For non-subscribers -browse scanned pages – CLICK

Search by name – for example, type Harris – SEARCH

Reports available

Harris, County of Inverness. Account of 1791-99, volume 10, page 342 - CLICK
Harris, County of Inverness. Account of 1834-45, volume 14, page 155

You can then read the original scanned document.

Pages 352-355, within the section on agriculture, contains a detailed account of the construction and cultivation of 'lazy-beds'.

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