The December issue of our popular nostalgia magazine Back in the Day is due to hit the newstands next week.
The Tweed and Craft shop in Arivruaich forms part of Mary Montgomery’s ‘Growing up in Kinloch’ series. Read it on pages 2 and 3.
In 1984, these pupils of Seilebost School, Harris, said goodbye to Rachel Macleod, who was retiring after transporting children in the area to and from the school for 23 years. Can you help us name those pictured on page 4?
Find out who the members of Stornoway Rugby Club were in 1958 by turning to ‘Contributions and Letters’ on page 6 and 7.
Chicken Rock off Swordale in Point. A rarely heard story about the ship which struck the rock on Hogmanay in 1879 can be found on page 8.
The temple at isolated Cellar Head between Ness and Tolsta. Read a chilling ghost story which happened in the area on pages 10 and 11.
A young sailor made for Stornoway on HMS Gateshead in 1953. Find out how it changed his life on pages 12 and 13.
All eyes on Santa at the YMCA Christmas party in 1971 – were you there? This photo forms part of our ‘Christmas Down the Years’ feature on pages 16 and 17.
Read about the history of Stornoway Harbour on pages 20 and 21.
A collection of photos were handed in to Stornoway Police Station recently, including the one above. Can you help us reunite them with their owner? See more of the ‘unknown’ images on page 24.
Shawbost U-14s are pictured in 1984 after defeating Point 7-0 in a cup final. Our ‘Bygone Football’ feature is on page 31.