Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Wednesday 22 October

Wet and breezy this morning, and there will not be any let up in that until well after sundown tonight. Looking back at yesterday, we just had another autumnal gale, ferries were cancelled and it got rather cold. The fact that this blow was associated with a former hurricane led to a huge amount of media attention. Granted, you never know how these remnants can blow up into something nasty (remember Michael Fish in 1987?).

Been combining databases on WW1 casualties from ALL the inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides, namely Lewis, Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay. The pared-down result will appear on a dedicated site over the next five years. Each day when a man was known to have died 100 years before, he will be remembered in a posting. The first few postings are added retrospectively - the first casualty fell on 14 September 1914. There are 225 names whose date of death is not known to me, which I will include in dated postings.

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