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Buth Alasdair Rhuaraidh Alexander Mackinnon (Alasdair Ruaraidh), 1 Garyvard ran a shop which was attached to his house on croft number 1. Like most merchants, he owned a number of boats over the years to bring goods from Stornoway. 51733
Buth Dhomhnull a Gharraidh After the First World War, Donald Macleod, 1 Garyvard set up a shoemaking business on the croft, after having served his time as a shoemaker in Stornoway. This soon became a gathering place ('taigh ceilidh') for the... 51923
Bain & Morrison & Co Ltd, 18 Lewis Street, Stornoway Bain & Morrison & Co Ltd is a home improvement, retail and hardware store. Situated at 18 Lewis Street, Stornoway, this business was established in 1901. 52782
Caledonian Macbrayne Caledonian Macbrayne serving the West Coast of Scotland is the largest operator of passenger vessels flying the Red Ensign and currently runs 28 ferries on the Clyde and the islands from Arran in the south to Lewis in... 56109
Blackie & Son Ltd, Glasgow The firm known, after 1890, as Blackie & Son Ltd was founded on 20 November 1809 by John Blackie, snr, (1782-1874) in partnership with two friends, Archibald Fullerton and William Somerville and was known as Blackie... 61052
Buth Mhurchaidh Shandaidh This shop, on croft 1 Habost was run by Murdo Macdonald. Along with general provisions, the shop also included a butchery. In those days it was common to go to the shop with eggs or any other commodity which could be... 62192
Buth Chailean Colin Macleod, 2 Habost operated a shop from the late 1800s to the 1950s. After his sudden death, his sister ran the shop for a few years. 62193
Cunard Line Cunard Line is a cruise company based at Southampton, England. Its history can be traced back to the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, founded in 1838 by Samuel Cunard and others. The name was... 63951
Hebrides Haulage This is a haulage business set up in 1976 by John M Macdonald, 26 Laxay with offices in Stornoway and Glasgow. 667
Standard Oil Company 68104
Keose General Shop Angus Smith (1856-1934), opened a shop in Keose which was used not only by the village but also by the villagers across the water at Garyvard who would sail across the loch to buy their provisions. 8979
Keose Manse Shop Hector Ross Macrae (1901-1941) came to Keose in 1932 where he set up a shop in the Manse selling groceries and drapery. 8980
Keose Co-operative Ltd Keose Co-operative Ltd took over the former Alginate Industries factory at Tavay Island, Keose in 1980. 8984
Lochs Motor Transport Company Lochs Motor Transport was originally founded by three men from North Lochs, just after the Second World War, running a bus service from Stornoway to Ranish. Eventually the partnership broke up and Roddy D Macdonald, 19b... 9291
Lochboisdale Hotel Lochboisdale Hotel was built as a fishing hotel, receiving its first guests in 1882. Yes 104493
Buth Neill Alastair This shop at 10 Kirkibost, Bernera, was also known as "Shed a Chladaich" Yes 13316
Post Office, Balallan In 1885, a thrice-weekly mail service had begun from Stornoway to Tarbert with the mail for Lochs being delivered from Balallan. The house at 67 Balallan was originally an important staging post for the mail, where the... Yes 24805
Post Office, Laxay The first Post Office in Laxay was opened by Malcolm Macleod (Calum an Mhoir) at 29 Laxay in 1886. Malcolm ran the Post Office for 32 years before retiring in 1918. Donald Maciver, 13b Laxay then took over the running... Yes 29168
The Gravir Buses The Gravir Buses over the years, owned by John Murdo Morrison (A' Ledidh) of Parkview, Gravir. See also his reminiscences in English or Gaelic.   Yes 36064
Buth Choinnich a'Cheannaich, 20a Baile Ailean When the croft at 20 Balallan was split in 1886, Malcolm Macleod became the first tenant. Malcolm had set up a grocery business at No 20 Buth a Cheannaich and his son Kenneth Macleod who was a student at Aberdeen... Yes 37718
Buth Chalum an Shaoir, 13 Baile Ailean Calum Macleod (1892-1985) ran a small shop on the croft at no 13 Balallan after he returned from the First World War. He sold mainly tea, sugar and other basic provisions. Yes 37818
Buth Ruairidh Mhoir Bùth Ruairidh Mhòir was a butcher's business run by Roderick Angus Macleod, 26 Balallan. Yes 37819
Buth a Cheannaich, 20 Baile Ailean Malcolm (1835-1923) son of Malcolm Macleod and Margaret Maciver opened this shop after he had to give up fishing on account of suffering from seasickness. The shop was attached to the Post Office run by Malcolm's son... Yes 37820
Mitchell's Garage, Bayhead Street, Stornoway Mitchell's Garage (John Mitchell & Sons) was located in Bayhead Street, Stornoway at the junction of Matheson Road. The business closed down in the 1970s. Yes 39282
James Macdonald Ltd James Macdonald, Habost, who ran various enterprises in Pairc, set up a tweed business in partnership with his former employer, Gilbert Archer of J & J Tod Ltd, wholesalers in Stornoway. The Macdonald factory set up... Yes 42657
Peter Macdonald, Draper This drapery shop was known locally as 'Peter Squeaks'. It was established by Peter Macdonald, 7 Kirkibost. Yes 45382
Alginate Industries A new seaweed factory was built on the site of the old church on Eilean Thabhaigh in 1965 by Alginate Industries who had built their first factory in the island at South Uist in 1944. The factory was to process seaweed... Yes 8986

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