SLIDESHOW - Back in the Day

The March issue of Back in the Day in out next week. Here is a preview of some of the features to look forward to.

The girls from Back took on their Ness counterparts in the LHYCA 5-a-side tournament in 1979. Can you help us name them? See the photo and find out who won on page 7.

*** Local Caption *** @Normal:A crowd gather at the Gate in Shawbost to bid farewell to those emigrating to Canada on board the Metagama. In the front picture is Rev. William Macleod.'Kindly contributed by Donald Macdonald, Back.

*** Local Caption *** @Normal:A crowd gather at the Gate in Shawbost to bid farewell to those emigrating to Canada on board the Metagama. In the front picture is Rev. William Macleod.'Kindly contributed by Donald Macdonald, Back.

A postcard of the Garynahine Hotel circa 1910. Read David S.D. Jones interesting article on ‘Snippets from the Guest List’ on pages 3 and 4.

The Rangita is just one of the many ships that appear in our popular Merchant Navy Memories feature on pages 10 and 11.

Fish sellers and buyers gather at the Stornoway Fish Mart in 1912. Have a closer look at the image on page 17.

Three eager canoeists and one nosey collie go for a paddle in Valtos in the 1980s. Read about ‘Our First Outdoor Centre’ by Norman Maclean on pages 18 and 19.

Missionary John Maclean stands at the ‘Gate’ in Shawbost, giving his blessing to those around him who are just about to emigrate to Canada in 1923. Read Donald Macdonald’s insightful feature on the 1920s on pages 20 and 21.

The Marcalina was Scalpay’s newest fishing boat in 1968. Read about the island’s industry at that time on pages 22 and 23.

Can you help us name the pupils from Shawbost School who appear in this colourful 1975 photograph that appears on page 25?

John ‘The Chemist’ Macdonald throws the first bowl of the 1988 season. Do you recognise any of the onlookers? See the image on page 29.

Harris F.C. were the League Champions in 1983. If you don’t know the players, find out who they are in our ‘Bygone Football’ feature on page 31.