View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 14 January 2013

Sunday 13 January

The day began quite wet, but the clouds broke to a fairly bright afternoon with occasional showers and very nice cloudscapes. A free and continuous performance, all day long, only requiring a glance out of the window. It's one of the benefits of living near the sea, with (as you all know by now) a virtually unimpeded view of the sky.

Resumed my project, looking up all the information I can find on WW1 casualties from this island. I left off in mid-December in the middle of the village of South Dell, whose casualties I added to the site. Tomorrow, I shall continue with Swainbost, the last of the dozen-or-so villages in Ness, the north of Lewis. As a sneak preview, I can reveal that the numbers lost in Ness exceed those of Stornoway, although more people live in the town.

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