New stock of frame mouldings in

By John MacLean, 17/01/19:


New stocks of bare wood frame mouldings are now in. The deep rebate mouldings are suitable for liming and painting and are excellent for clean, modern presentation of original art works and prints.

All frames are hand-made on the premises to your requirements. Please contact me any time to find out more.

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.