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Museums, Language, Country in Stornoway - Isle of Lewis.

On the short taxi ride to the airport on my way out of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, everything comes together. I’ve been here for 2 days to get a sense of Stornoway (as much as I can in such a short time), to see the new… 669 more words

Museum

Stornoway’s Sunday swimmers need your help (and a little bit of cash)

“Whatever you or any legal department has to say, our belief and values with regard to Sundays matter.”

Comhairle nan Eilean Sia (Western Isles Council) consider it sinful to swim in the public baths on Sunday.

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Religion

Black sheep

So, I haven’t really wanted to mention this. It’s unfortunate and a little embarrassing. But lately there have been some news articles drawing attention to the topic so I might as well face facts. 632 more words

Islands

The Chronicles of Lewis

Four days. Four days of discovery, laughter, remarkable people, delicious food, and memories. In quite possibly the best trip I have taken thus far, my eyes and my mind have been opened up to a completely different way of life. 1,331 more words

Gastronomy

Hebrides 14

A couple more small paintings today for the series, which I’m adding to an upcoming sale (feel free to email if you’d like details).

The video about our Lewis and Harris trip with paintings and poetry is delayed somewhat but should be edited by the end of this week, then Louise and I will send off our application for An Lanntair in Stornaway. 151 more words

Hebrides day 5

Back home in Edinburgh after an incredible week in the West Highlands and Hebrides – a journey which took us through Achiltibuie then the isles of Lewis, Harris and Skye. 374 more words

The Lewis Chessmen

In April 1831, a curious collection of carved figures was exhibited to members of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.   They had been found earlier that year, on a beach near Uig on the Isle of Lewis.  1,243 more words

Scotland