History of the Nicolson Institute in 100 objects


Schools out for summer and when the pupils of the Nicolson return it will be to a brand new building - but starting this Tuesday (31st July) there is a chance to look back at the History of the School with the opening of ‘The history of the Nicolson institute in 100 Objects’ exhibition in Stornoway Town hall.

Starting at midday with Sandy Matheson as a guest speaker, and with the exhibition running from then until the 10th of August (10am - 4pm), it offers pupils, former pupils, teachers, staff, and residents of Stornoway and beyond a trip down memory lane.

With exhibits documenting the history of the Nicolson Institute, many of which will be familiar to former pupils, it is a great celebration of the old whilst preparing to welcome the fresh chapter in the schools history with the opening of the new building after the summer holidays.

Items that will be on display include the door-knocker made by the Handwork Class during the First World War (entrusted to the school by Janitor Angus Macleod’s family) and this bell which os from the old primary.

Everyone is welcome to attend and donations at the door will go towards school funds. And look out for this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out Thursday, for a sneak preview of more of the exhibits.