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, 10 November 2010



Although the Search box, Labels, etc provide tools for navigating this blog, I thought that I'd draw attention to this particular (small) selection of entries:

The Harris Timeline is intended to give an overview of several aspects of the history of the isle.
(Unfortunately the Harris Historical Society (Comann Eachdraidh Na Hearadh) is currently dormant and, as far as I am aware, this is the only such list currently available online?)

 Long Island Links  is intended to provide an introductory list of sites arranged in several categories and is complementary to (though vastly less comprehensive than) that to be found at the Diigo Outer Hebrides Research Group .

The Sounds of Harris 'suite' is an attempt to weave my ancestry's tale into the story of Harris.

Finally, a piece of prose on the landscape, seallaidh-tire ,written sometime before reading Togail tir but which, perhaps, is also 'making time'?...


  1. It's always a good idea after a while to summarise the threads that your work is moving along - and put this entry on your links panel

  2. Many thanks for that. A good tip!