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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, 16 November 2010

Map of Harris Schools 1919-1959

This map shows the distribution of the 22 schools that existed in the 1919-59 Academic year.
(The reason that there are only 21 markers is that 'Obbe' & 'Leverburgh' schools were both in An-t-Ob)

View Harris Schools 1920 in a larger map


  1. I've located Eilean Anabaich at National Grid reference NB205053, about a mile east of Maraig. The annotation on Google Maps is inaccurate.

  2. That's the one - http://direcleit.blogspot.com/2010/09/ellan-anaby.html - just 11 houses that aerial views show as roofless ruins in the landscape.