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District News 1949

Tolsta District News 1949 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

11/2/49

STORMY JANUARY

January will go on record as the most stormy within living memory. Hardly a day passed without vessels steaming in to shelter in Sandy Bay and Broad Bay. Duncan MacKay, 18 New Tolsta, was caught by a strong gust of wind and thrown heavily to the ground, receiving a fractured collar bone and other injuries. He was detained in hospital and allowed home the following day.

Some damage has been done to property.

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District News 1948

Tolsta District News 1948 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

5/3/48

DEMOBBED

Home demobbed, is John MacLeod, R.N.R., 12 Shore Street.

WEDDING

Last Thursday Donald MacIver, 64 New Street, was united in marriage to Catherine, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murdo MacIver, 2 Shore Street. Now the ordeal is over, "Dolly" will conduct his merchant's business with a capable helpmate and we wish them all the best. Rev. A. MacLeod, Back, officiated.

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District News 1947

Tolsta District News 1947 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

24/1/47

OFF THE ROAD

We regret there is now no Tolsta-owned bus on the road. Evander MacIver, the "father" of bus drivers, has given up his licence - with a clean sheet. He is not so young as he was, but he has plenty of patience and though he cannot give you passage home he is still free to transport your goods, with his customary cheerfulness - and "Sure to come by Saturday!"

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District News 1946

Tolsta District News 1946 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

18/1/46

LEAVING THE DISTRICT

Miss MacLean, Stornoway, who has been teacher here for the past twelve years, will be much missed when the School re-opens. Quiet, firm and efficient, she was loved by the children.

DEMOBBED

Demobbed is Kenneth Morrison, R.N.R., 5 Shore Street.

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District News 1945

Tolsta District News 1945 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

1945

PETITION TO THE ASSEMBLY

At a mass meeting of Free Church members and adherents last week,Rev.R. Mackenzie presiding,it was unanimously resolved to petition the General Assembly to declare the North Tolsta section of the Back congregation a sanctioned charge.As the Minister did not advance any objections it is hoped the petition will be favourably received by the Presbytery and Assembly.

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District News 1944

Tolsta District News 1944 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

14/1/44

WEDDING BELLS

James Morrison,R.N.R.15.Shore St,home on leave,married Jessie,the only daughter of Mrs.Maciver and the late Andrew Maciver,26,Shore St.

21/1/44

UNDER NEW COMMAND

Mr.Murdo Morrison,4,New Tolsta,who has been on the "Queen Mary" during the war,has now signed on a new ship - Margaret Mary -the daughter of George Murray,bus driver,North Tolsta.They were married in the F.P.Church on Thursday 21st.January.The Murray family were all at home for the first time in many years,as also were the bridegroom's sisters.

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District News 1943

Tolsta District News 1943 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

8/10/43

KILLED IN ACTION

The price of war is rising steadily.Once again it is our sad duty to report the death of one of our lads.Kenneth Maciver R.N.R.36,North Tolsta,has been killed in action at sea.He was on a destroyer.

Kenny was at one time a piper in the Seaforth Highlanders,but had joined the R.N.R.before the war.He was home on leave a month ago.

To his young widow and son at Habost, Ness,and his aged parents here we extend our sympathy.

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District News 1942

Tolsta District News 1942 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

2/1/42

WEDDING

On December 25th, in the Free Presbyterian Church, Donald MacDonald, R.N.R., a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus MacDonald, High Street, Skigersta, was married to Jessie, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angus MacLeod, General Merchant, North Tolsta. Rev. M. Gillies, Stornoway, officiated.

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