Don’t miss your next Back in the Day

Don’t miss the new Back in the Day out this week coming, some of the highlights in the latest issue include:

Prizewinners from the Nicolson Institute pose for camera in 1974, but who are they? See all the school photos on pages 4 and 31.



An airidh on Achmore moor. Read Murdo Morrison’s ‘Remembering the Shieling’ on page 5.

The first intake of Lewis Offshore trainees are pictured in 1975. Find out who they are on page 6, one of our four ‘Contributions & Letters’ pages.

Read about Grimersta gamekeeper, John Mackay (centre) in David S.D. Jones interesting article on page 9.

Penning sheep in Lochs. Read the last part of Mary Montgomery’s ‘Kinloch Childhood’ feature on pages 12 & 13.

Were you in the crowd in July 1983 when the Lewis Select played host to Morton FC? Find out in our ‘Bygone Football’ picture spread on pages 14 & 15.

Angus ‘Burke’ Macleod kept a fascinating diary about his days as a prisoner of war in Stalag VIIIB in Germany. Read extracts from it on pages 18 & 19.

Who are the girls posing in dresses they made themselves at Lionel School in the late 60s? See this and more photos of Ness schoolchildren in out Taintean magazine feature on pages 20 & 21.

These youngsters from Sir E. Scott School won a prize for best sketch at the local Mod in 1965. Can you help us name them? See more images of ‘Bygone Harris’ on pages 22 & 23.

Who are the Stornoway Sea Cadets pictured at their annual training camp at Dartmouth in 1970? See the image on page 27.