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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Saturday, 10 April 2010
Link to 1804 Map of Harris
I do not know how this one has eluded me until now, but here's a link to a superb online map that reveals much about the settlements (including some interesting names and spellings!) and other significant locations in Harris over 200 years ago: http://www.nls.uk/maps/counties/view/?id=660