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Title Description Imagessort ascending Id
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
Canadian Pacific Railway Founded in 1881, the Canadian Pacific Railway was intended to link the country across its wide expanse. Over the years it diversified into shipping and an airline.   Since 1986 the company has been known as Canadian... 104898
Singer Sewing Machine Factory, Clydebank Singer is an American manufacturer of sewing machines. The 11,000 workers at the factory in Clydebank went on strike in March - April 1911 ceasing to work in solidarity with twelve female colleagues protesting against... 106149
Pulp and Paper Mills, Corpach, Invernesshire The Pulp and Paper Mills were built in the 1960s and closed in 1980. The buildings were demolished in 2008.  106658
Andrew Weir & Co. Ltd.(Bank Line) The Bank Line was a privately owned merchant shipping company, based in London and trading worldwide. At one time they owned over sixty cargo ships. 106779
Pringle Woollen Mills, Inverness 106892
Prudential Insurance Company, Stornoway 107911
Rolls Royce 108142
Sprinkle Ranch, Chinook 109176
Post Office, Callanish 109795
Crown Hotel, Castle Street, Stornoway The Crown Hotel is a small hotel situated on Castle Street, Stornoway. 109796
Chrysler/ Peugeot Car Plant 109820
Ben Line Shipping The Ben Line or Ben Line Steamers, Limited was a Scottish shipping company based in Leith, Scotland which pioneered the Far East Europe trade. A private company, it was largely owned by members of the Thomson family... 111397
Cabarfeidh Hotel The Cabarfeidh Hotel is located at Manor Park, Perceval Road South, Stornoway HS1 2EU.   111413
Hilton's Shop This shop was situated  at 59 Cromwell Street, Stornoway. It was owned by a Mr Hilton from the mainland and he was married to Jackie Morrison's sister. The shop sold cycles and hats.    112279
Ford River Rouge Complex The Ford River Rouge Complex is a Ford Motor Company automobile factory complex located in Dearborn, Michigan, along the Rouge River upstream from its confluence with the Detroit River at Zug Island. 112530
Loch Line Shipping The Loch Line of Glasgow, Scotland, was a group of ill-fated colonial clippers, whose sailing ships plied between the United Kingdom and Australia from 1867-1911. Of the twenty five ships in the Loch Line fleet, only... 112531
Fjord Seafood Scotland Limited Fjord Seafood Scotland Farming Limited is a dormant (as of May 2019) marine aquaculture company, with registered offices in Edinburgh. It was incorporated in 1982, and has undergone several changes of name and location... 114643

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