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Sgeulachd an Dtr Tormod Moireasdan, neo Tormod an t-Seòladair, fear a thog dealbhan annasach agus tarraingeach de mhuinntir Shiaboist is Bràgair aig toiseach an linn a chaidh. Thog na dealbhan ceann ann am bathach ann a Siabost bho chionn ghoirid agus tha iad a' toirt sealladh iongantach dhuinn air beatha muinntir na sgìre sin bho chionn còrr is ceud bliadhna.

Ged a 's e glè bheag de dh'fhòghlam a fhuair Tormod na òige, bha e na phoileas, na dhealbhadair agus na fhìor eòlaiche air nathraichean.

A set of glass plate negatives dating back to the early years of the twentieth century was discovered recently in a barn in Shawbost on the west side of the island of Lewis. The photographs, of individuals and families from the area, provide a fascinating insight into island life in the early 1900s.

This is the story of the photographs and their photographer, Dr Norman Morrison, who despite having only two years of education in childhood, went on to become an expert on the adder, Dr of Science and fellow of the Zoological Society of Scotland and co-founder the Scottish Police Federation.

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Sun 23 Feb 2014 21:55 BBC ALBA


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