Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Thursday 18 June

Breezy day today, with plenty of beefy showers about. The ferry just came in, pretty much on time, but with a bit of a green haze about it. Can't be a pleasant crossing.

Here in Stornoway, Woolworths are making a come-back with a store named Wee W [Wee = Scots for small, little]. I have to stop myself calling them Wee Wees, because Woolies is actually sorely missed by shoppers and shopkeepers alike. Although we have a backstreet shop called Alladin's Cave, which stocks all sorts of knick-knacks that Woolies used to keep, it has nowhere near the capacity of the larger store. Woolworths went bankrupt in December, and it left a large void in Stornoway's Cromwell Street, the main shopping area in town. The below picture was taken in April 2005.


  1. It was such a shame that Woolworths are no longer with us ~ I think we all miss shopping in that store ~ Ally x

  2. dear guido, you almost made me wet me britches. wee wees, huh? only you, my friend.

    but glad they are getting something in there to sort of replace woolies.

    i love your term "beefy showers". we are expecting some of those ourselves here in georgia.


  3. It is to be hopes that the new Wee Wee store ! makes a sucess. It seem sto me that so many high streets are sorely missing the old Woolworths. In Chippenham our nearest small town it is slowly becoming a ghost town and although not exactly the closure of Woolworths that has caused it, it has certainly not helped
    We have had a reasonable day no rain but lots of cloud. They tell me summer will return tomorrow and last till next week....fingers crossed !
    Love Sybil x