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Blue Star Shipping Company The Blue Star Line was owned by Vestey Brothers, Union Cold Storage Company and commenced operating their own ships in 1909, principally for the carriage of frozen produce initially from South America and China. 46087
Hebrides Haulage This is a haulage business set up in 1976 by John M Macdonald, 26 Laxay with offices in Stornoway and Glasgow. 667
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada A Canadian-based international financial sevices organization that began life as "Sun Mutual life Assurance Company of Montreal". It was founded in 1865 by Mathew Hamilton Gault, son of an Irish merchant and ship-owner... 28597
Buth Sheonnaidh Dhuinn, Lacasaigh Buth Sheonnaidh Dhuinn was located at 5 Laxay. Sheonnaidh was a carter and brought the goods over from Stornoway on a certain day of the week. People from South Lochs and Kinloch would then come over to Laxay to buy... 29171
Buth Neill Alastair This shop at 10 Kirkibost, Bernera, was also known as "Shed a Chladaich" Yes 13316
Easton, Gibb & Son Easton, Gibb & Son was a Scottish engineering firm, specialising in public works projects. In 1900, Alexander Gibb became the firm's chairman and managing director, taking over from his father. Under his... 43811
Peter Macdonald, Draper This drapery shop was known locally as 'Peter Squeaks'. It was established by Peter Macdonald, 7 Kirkibost. Yes 45382
Hugh Matheson's shop Hugh Matheson's shop was located on Francis Street, Stornoway 43165
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
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
Ardmore Sea Farms Ltd In operation in the 1980's 12972
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
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
Risay Sea Farms Ltd 12971
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
Kenneth Mackenzie & Co Ltd, Stornoway Kenneth Mackenzie is the oldest and biggest mill in Stornoway. The mills took over the production of yarn, dyeing and finishing tweed, while the weaving was and still is done on looms owned and used at home by weavers.... 48813
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
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
James Mackenzie Ltd, Cromwell Street, Stornoway James Mackenzie Ltd was located on Cromwell Street, Stornoway. The building was later occupied by Woolworths. 43162
J & P Coats, Paisley J & P Coats were a company involved in the manufacture of sewing and embroidery thread. 43769
Smiths Shoe Shop, 87 Cromwell Street, Stornoway Smiths Shoe Shop, 87 Cromwell Street, Stornoway - also known as the Stornoway Parliament. The shop closed in 2006. 43163
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
Keose Co-operative Ltd Keose Co-operative Ltd took over the former Alginate Industries factory at Tavay Island, Keose in 1980. 8984
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
Shed Thormoid Dhol A small grocery shop run by Norman Macdonald at the Kirkibost crossroads, known locally as Shed Thormoid Dhol. 13325
Dugald Maclean, Butcher Dugald Maclean was a butcher with premises at Point Street, Stornoway. 45695
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
Buth Dhomhnaill an Eachainn, Lacasaigh Buth Dhomhnaill an Eachainn at 20 Laxay was in a closet under the stair of the house and you waited in the kitchen until Catriona was ready to serve you. 29166
Buth Iain Dhomhnaill, Lacasaigh Buth Iain Dhomhnaill was very popular as the Macivers also ran the Post Office and had the only telephone in the village at that time. Iain Dhomhnaill's house and shop were in the middle of the village, at 13b. There... 29167

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