History and Legend Series

Harris in History and Legend

This is the story of the communities and people of Harris in history and legend. One of the largest and most famous of all the islands of Scotland, astonishingly little has been written about the varied and eventful life of Harris, perhaps because the island has been so self contained. Including much material on the now deserted islands around Harris, including new information on St Kilda, Bill Lawson’s book is the first modern account of Harris and those who have shaped its history over thousands of years.

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ISBN: 978 1 84158 523 9

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Special Price: 2 Lewis In History and Legend Books East and West Available Together

Two books available together for the special price of £20. Normally sold separately for £12.99 each. Lewis in History and Legend The West Coast deals with the west coast of the island, from the boundary with Harris in Uig Parish, up to the Butt of Lewis, the most northerly point, and out to the furthest-flung outliers of the island, the Isle of Rona and the rock of Sulisgeir.

Lewis in History and Legend the East Coast deals with the townships on the east coast of the island, and Stornoway, the commercial and administrative capital of the island.

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Lewis in History and Legend Vol 1 (West Side)

The Isle of Lewis, the largest and the most northerly of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, has had an eventful story from prehistoric times through to the present. Evidence of human occupation stretches back to 3000 BC, explicit in the iconic silhouettes of the Standing Stones at Callanish. After the Vikings left in the ninth century, the clans of West Scotland quickly moved in, and Lewis was the site of many feuds between the Morrisons, the MacAulays and the MacLeods. The island operated largely independently until it was purchased by the MacKenzies in 1600 and was finally drawn into Scotland

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ISBN-13: 9781841583686

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Lewis in History and Legend – The East Coast

NEW – BILL LAWSON’S 60TH BOOK
The Isle of Lewis, the largest and most populous of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, has had an eventful history which stretches back thousands of years. In this eagerly awaited second volume of Lewis in History and Legend, Bill Lawson deals with the townships of the east coast of the island, from Tolsta in the north to the boundary with Harris in the south, and with Stornoway, the commercial and administrative capital of the island.

In his own inimitable style, he traces the story of the island from earliest times to the present day, describing the landscape and the physical remains of the past. More importantly, however, he excels in charting the history of the people themselves, weaving his way through the centuries with stories drawn from documented sources, oral tradition, Gaelic song and from his own experiences of many years travelling around the island and researching the history of its families.

The result is a unique insight in to the way of life and history of an island.

Bill Lawson founded the genealogy centre Co Leis Thus? and is genealogical consultant to Northton Heritage Trust, which now runs this research service. He has written sixty books on the genealogies and history of the western Isles. He regularly researches and lectures in North America and Australia. He lives in Northton, Harris.

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ISBN: 9781841583693 Imprint: Birlinn

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Sgeulachdan a Seisiadar (Tales from Sheshader) – Book

Tales from the village of Sheshader, Isle of Lewis.

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ISBN: 1 872598 02 1

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Sgeulachdan a Seisiadar (Tales from Sheshader) – CD

Tales from the village of Sheshader, Isle of Lewis.

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