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District News 1959

Tolsta District News 1959 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

16/6/59

WATER FOR ALL

A squad of County Council workmen are busy connecting branch pipes to the main water supply line and are doing a really good job.

Housewives are finding it a blessing and much more so those in the Carnan where the water had to be carried in buckets up an exceptionally steep brae.In winter with snow and ice this job was really hazardous.

Read more: District News 1959

District News 1958

Tolsta District News 1958 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

2/9/58

GIFT

Mr.Alexander Murray formerly of 29,North Tolsta,an electrical engineer in Canada,has presented an electric clock and a bible to the new church in Tolsta.

Read more: District News 1958

District News 1955

Tolsta District News 1955 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

24/5/55

FOOTBALL

There was something of a "local derby" atmosphere about this Kemnay Cup match played at North Tolsta on a somewhat cramped but otherwise excellent field given by Councillor Allan Cameron.The rain made good play difficult but these young boys put many senior elevens to shame by the way they trapped and controlled a very greasy ball.

In two good teams the centre-halves and goalkeepers were outstanding.

Read more: District News 1955

District News 1954

Tolsta District News 1954 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

2/2/54

FROM "WAVE VICTOR"

Hugh Macleod,20 North Tolsta, who arrived home several days ago was a seaman aboard the naval oil tanker "Wave Victor" which went on fire. At seventeen he was probably the youngest member of the crew. He lost all his personal belongings.

Read more: District News 1954

District News 1952

Tolsta District News 1952 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

18/1/52

ELSPETH SMITH

We were relieved to hear that the crew of the "Elspeth Smith"were saved when during a southerly gale in Loch Claidh her cable parted and she piled on to the rocks before they could get the engine going.The men managed to jump ashore before she heeled over and sank in nine fathoms of water.

They remained on the cliff without any shelter from 3a.m.till daybreak.

Read more: District News 1952

District News 1951

Tolsta District News 1951 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

12/1/51

NEW SHOP

Kenneth Campbell has opened a new butcher's shop at 27 North Tolsta.

Read more: District News 1951

District News 1950

Tolsta District News as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

20/1/50

NURSE'S CAR

Visiting her patients should be easier for Nurse Finlayson, who has been supplied with a small car. Meanwhile Mr. Angus MacKay, jun., 16 North Tolsta, an ex-Army Transport driver, is putting her through her paces and she will soon get her "pass".

Read more: District News 1950

Merchant navy in Vancouver

Dòmhnall Ghiogain - A Log Book of Memories

Tolsta couple Donald Maclean (Dòmhnall Ghiogain) and his wife Anna Dhànaidh entertained. Sailors from all over Scotland visited Mr and Mrs Maclean in their hospitable home in Vancouver and many of them wrote their names, addresses and some information about their ships in the log book that the Macleans kept. We are reproducing the names of some of the Tolsta sailors, who visited them between the early 1930s and the late 1950s.

 

Captain Angus Frank Campbell

New Street

Pre 1933

Murdo Macdonald (Cutsaidh)

No. 23

Pre 1933 and 1939

Murdo Macleod (Am Blac)

No.56

Pre 1933

Norman Macleod (Còididh)

Hill Street

Pre 1933

Donald Macleod (Duadan)

No.56

Pre 1933

Murdo Maciver

69 New Street

1933, 1937, 1938

Alasdair Macdonald (Dailig)

No. 38

1936

Iain Campbell

1935 and 1936

Angus Maciver

No. 15

1937

Kenneth Maciver

No.36

1937

Norman Macleod

No.76

1937

Murdo Macdonald

No.32 Gress

1937 and 1938

Dollaidh John Macdonald

New Street

1937

Murdo Maciver

No.18

1938

Donald Macdonald

No.48

1938

Murdo Smith (Murdaigean)

No.53

1938 and 1952

John Finlayson

Hill Street

1938

Donald Macdonald (Twink)

1938

Donald Smith (Peter a' Bhaird)

1938

Murdo Macleod (Mac Barabail)

1937

Donald Mackay

No.42

1937

Murdo Maciver (Practice)

No.39

1938

John Smith (Ciel)

1938

Angus Macmillan (Bunnaidh)

1938, 1943 and 01/01/49

John Murray (Dan)

1939

Donald John Macdonald (Muigilidh)

1939

Duncan Maclean

No.63

Angus Macdonald (Mac Chlaoid an Uilleim)

1942

D. Campbell

8 Hill Street

1942

Roderick Mackay

No.66

1943

Donald Maciver (Dolaidh a' Bhogaidh)

No.28

1945

Donald Macleod

No.74

1949

John Macdonald

6 New Tolsta

1947, 1949 and 1953

John M Campbell (Nobbaidh)

1947

George Macleod

10 New Tolsta

1948

Kenneth Macmillan

Glen Tolsta

1948

John Morrison (Iain Beag)

34 Gress

1948

Donald Campbell

No. 54

1949 and 1950

Murdo Campbell

9 Hill Street

1949

John Macleod

6 Hill Street

1950, 1952 and 1954

Kenneth Macleod

Hill Street

1950

John Mackay

No.16

1950

Donald Maciver

No.25

1950

Murdo Macdonald

No.51

1951

William Robertson

Hill Street

1951

John Mackenzie (Lubais)

New Tolsta

1952

Donald Maciver

No.5

1952

Angus Campbell

Hill Street

1952

Angus Morrison

South View

1952

Angus Campbell

1952

John Macdonald

9 New Tolsta

1953

Angus Campbell (Tom Buidhe)

1953

Alexander Murray (Dad)

No.22

1954

John Macleod (Seonaidh a' Bhlac)

1955 and 1956

George Macleod

New Tolsta

1955

James Macleod

25 Hill Street

1954

John Murdo Macdonald

1 Hill Street

1954

Donald Maciver (Mac Little)

1956

John Macleod (Mac Alasdair Dotail)
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The two above met on the ship

1956

George Macleod (Mac a'Chuibheir)

19 New Tolsta

1956

 

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