View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 22 April 2010

To be remembered

Norman Morrison, formerly of 10A South Dell in Lewis, died on 16 March 1917 after suffering with TB for 9 months. He had served on the Western Front, but was repatriated with gunshot wounds. He was interred at Swainbost Cemetery, but his grave was not marked. Norman would have qualified for a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) gravestone, but was overlooked.

I have gathered what I hope is sufficient evidence for Norman to be included on the CWGC files and be afforded a proper gravestone. Even if his actual grave cannot be located.

Thursday 22 April

Nice day with a lot of bright sunshine and no showers worthy of the mention. No flights at all out of Stornoway, as a no-fly zone remains in force over the far northwest of Scotland due to volcanic ash.

An unusual ship came into port this afternoon to deliver what looks like prefabricated buildings and boats. I don't know what that is all about, but Glumag Harbour, where the ship docked, is directly in my line of sight, so I'll keep an eye on proceedings.

I should explain my previous post 'Out of Office'. When I post on Tropical Cyclones, about 70 people get automated emailed notifications of the new entry. Two people had an automated reply engaged on their email accounts, as they were away on holiday.

STV News came from outside the Woodlands Centre in Stornoway this evening, which was a nice surprise. Tomorrow, there will be an election debate at An Lanntair here, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 1215 pm. It should also be relayed on-line.