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Reflections on the History of Stornoway and Lewis

Reflections on the History of Stornoway and Lewis

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by Sandy Matheson

Sandy Matheson has an unparalleled understanding of the history of his native town and island, based on his distinguished career in a whole succession of top public offices since 1967 and on his leading role in the business and cultural life of Lewis over the last 50 years. In this beautifully illustrated booklet, containing many rare pictures, Sandy reflects on the basic forces which have determined the history of Stornoway and Lewis since the time of the Fife Adventurers, and finishes characteristically by looking forward at the strengths and weaknesses of island life and the lessons we should bear in mind for the future.

Published: 2008

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