Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Island in mourning

The Isle of Lewis, and in particular the tiny community of Mangersta in the district of Uig, is mourning the death of local resident Linda Norgrove, who was killed in Afghanistan today. I did not learn of this loss until I called into the Uig shop at Timsgarry this afternoon, which explained the presence of the news media in the district. Mangersta, population now 28, is perched on the edge of the west of Lewis, and can ill afford the loss of one its number, particular at such a young age. I am sure the readers of Atlantic Lines will join me in extending their heartfelt sympathies to Linda's family and friends, in Uig, Lewis and further afield.


  1. My heart goes out to all who grieve the loss of love.

    Here is the greatest love that can be shown.
    Linda quietly gave her life to treat her fellow human beings, the victims of hatred.
    Here should be the greatest grief sung silently over her grave.

  2. Deepest sympathy to them all. Such a loss, of someone who had clearly given so much to others.

  3. My stomach lurched when I heard the news Guido. Such a young woman and one who put others before herself.
    May God bless her and her family.
    She will be greatly missed by many for sure.

  4. My great sympathy goes out to all Linda's family and friends throughout the world. she will be greatly missed by so many including all her Afghanistan friends who will be equally horrified at her death.
    Sybil x

  5. So sad... special thoughts to all.......