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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
Prudential Insurance Company, Stornoway 107911
Post Office, Callanish 109795
Crown Hotel, Castle Street, Stornoway The Crown Hotel is a small hotel situated on Castle Street, Stornoway. 109796
Cabarfeidh Hotel The Cabarfeidh Hotel is located at Manor Park, Perceval Road South, Stornoway HS1 2EU   111413
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
Hebrides Fish Ltd 12966
Bernera Salmon Ltd in operation in the 1980's 12969
Risay Sea Farms Ltd 12971
Ardmore Sea Farms Ltd In operation in the 1980's 12972
Highland Sea Harvest Ltd The share capital of Highland Sea Harvest Ltd was owned equally by Bernera Salmon Ltd, Risay Sea Farms Ltd and Ardmore Sea Farms Ltd. The sea-sites were: 1 Dubh Thob 2 Risay South 3 Risay West 4 Eilean Mor 5 Aird... 12973
Shed Thormoid Dhol A small grocery shop run by Norman Macdonald at the Kirkibost crossroads, known locally as Shed Thormoid Dhol. 13325
Hudson's Bay Company The Hudson's Bay Company, founded by Royal Charter in 1670, is the oldest chartered trading company in the world. Its main interest for the first two centuries was the fur trade, controlled from its headquarters at York... 19868
John Alex Mackenzie, Haulage Contractor John Alex Mackenzie, Haulage Contractor, Laxay had the contract for gritting the roads at one time. 22648
Boots the Chemist Boots the Chemist began in Nottingham in 1849 with the opening of John Boot's British and American Botanic Establishment, and has grown to become an international chain with shops in 130 countries. The small Stornoway... 23945
Macdonald Printers and Publishers Macdonald Printers and Publishers was founded in 1957 by Callum Macdonald. Due to the successful development of work for the University of Edinburgh and Scottish Widows the company outgrew its Edinburgh city centre... 26713

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