02 December 2013|
The latest edition of the Society's magazine, Sy Gone By (Issue 41, December 2013) is out now priced at £3.00. The striking front cover is a 1942 painting of a floating dock (with rescue launch) in Stornoway Harbour, executed by the war artist Stephen Bone.
Featured articles in this issue include the Chief Magistrates and Provosts of Stornoway, The Poy Oy, Sounds of Old Sy, WW1 shipping and the UP Church. The concluding part of Cathie Mackay's 'Brown Wings' feature focuses on the post WWII era at the old Pier and Harbour Commission. Our regular 'Haoidh Cove' column has the usual fascinating facts and figures from days gone by.
The very first edition of the Society's Journal (as it was then called) appeared 20 years ago this month and the fact that it is still going proves that there is no lack of interest in the history of Stornoway. As always we welcome contributions - please contact the Society through the e-mail address or postal address shown on the contacts page.