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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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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Useful Index Pages for Statistical Accounts

I mentioned these in the last piece but thought that, as they are so helpful, I'd devote them an entry in their own right.

A project on the 'Old Roads of Scotland' has, amongst many other things, indexed the Statistical Accounts by County & Parish. This is especially useful as they have contain sketch-maps showing the Parishes and have links to the Statistical Accounts on the EDINA site and the Google Books pages.

Inverness-shire, for example, is here: http://www.oldroadsofscotland.com/stataccinverness.htm and if, like me, you get confused between your 'Sleat's and your 'Strath's, or want to search for a particular word/phrase in the Account,s then these indices & the Google pages that they link to are invaluable.


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