The Darkest Dawn: the Iolaire disaster

By John MacLean, 03/11/18:

 

A new book on the sinking of the Iolaire has been launched at Faclan Book Festival in Stornoway.

The Darkest Dawn tells the story of all those on board the Iolaire and the shattering effect on the community after the sinking occurred on the morning of 1st January 1919, at the Beasts of Holm by the entrance to Stornoway harbour.

Author Malcolm Macdonald (pictured here on the right, with Roddy Murray, head of visual arts and literature at An Lanntair) worked on completion of the book for four years after the untimely death of co-author, local historian Donald John Macleod.
 

The Darkest Dawn: the Iolaire disaster, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

 

Expansion in Stornoway

By John MacLean

 

A few of the photos documenting the start of the fitting-out of new offices for NFU Mutual at Cromwell Street Quay, Stornoway. Good to see long-established local businesses expanding into larger premises.

I will be returning at regular intervals to photograph the fitting-out until its completion.

 

                                     

 

 

Lews Castle & Museum guide

By John MacLean, 30/08/16:

 

The refurbished Lews Castle and the new Museum and Archive in Stornoway are both now open to the public. The brochure published by Natural Retreats, who run the Castle, contains 29 of my photographs.
 

To view the brochure, right-click on the image and select ‘Save as…’ or ‘Save linked content as…’ to save the PDF file to your computer. It may take a while to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
 

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