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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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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Two Very Useful Archaeology Sites

These two sites, 'Archaeology Hebrides' and 'Western Isles Sites and Monuments Record', together with the RCAHMS one that I have previously referred to, are an excellent resource:

http://www.archaeologyhebrides.com/

http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/smr/home.html

The latter one has an Advanced Search facility http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/smr/advancedsearch.aspx which I find particularly useful as you can limit the search to a Parish or particular Island and then select a type of Monument to be looked for. My experiments with using the Map Search have been less successful with the program often 'locking' onto the first site one selects, making it somewhat irritating!

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