The Stornoway Trust were pleased to unveil a new bench, Charlie’s Seat, near the River Creed mouth, in recognition of Charlie Nicolson’s many years of public service both in the Western Isles and in Moldova. Charlie Nicolson was a Trustee of the Stornoway Trust for 18 years and was latterly the Chairman of the Trust for six years prior to his retirement last year. At the surprise unveiling and presentation on Friday evening, the current Chairman Murdo Murray paid tribute and thanked Charlie for his many years of diligent and selfless service, which has spanned over two decades and extended to organisations such as the Trust, wider community groups, and to the people of Moldova. Charlie expressed his appreciation and surprise at the honour of having his own seat in the Lews Castle Grounds and wished the Stornoway Trust well in all the work of managing the Estate.
The bench, a single piece of elm, was carved by Stornoway Trust Forester, Iain Murray, from a windblown tree which fell near to the Shoe Burn.
Photograph shows Trustees Zena Stewart and Norman Macleod sitting beside Charlie, and standing Trustee Norman A MacIver, Factor Iain M MacIver, Forester Iain Murray, Trustee and Chairman Murdo Murray and Trustee Donald Crichton.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 20:44
We have three PDF documents with scans of letterheads from local business dating from 1918 to the 1960s - a fascinating insight to some of the local organisations around then, some still around now. View the letterheads scans online here - document 1, 2 and 3. A few samples are shown below.
New Kitchen for Woodlands Centre
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:42
A new kitchen has been delivered to the Woodlands Centre this week from kitchen specialists PKL of Cheltenham, England. The kitchen will be larger than the old one and better equipped. The Woodlands Centre will reopen for business on Friday 18th January 2013.
Point Show Cheque Presentations
The Stornoway Trust Chairman Murdo Murray recently presented representatives of two townships with their prize winning cheques in the Point Show Township Award Competition 2011.
1st Prize presented to Roddy Munro of Melbost and Branahuie.
2nd Prize presented to Tom Clark of Sheshader.
New Trust Chairman Elected
Murdo Murray of 9 Back has been elected the new Chairman of the Stornoway Trust at the Statutory meeting of Trustees on 10th April 2012. Mr Murray, 49 years old, has been a Trustee of the Stornoway Trust for the last 9 years and is employed by the Comhairle as a Facilities Manager on the Sgoiltean Ura Project. He has been an active crofter on the family croft in Back for many years.
Mr Murray thanked Trustees for the honour of being elected Chairman of the Stornoway Trust and under took to uphold and promote the interests of the Trust to the best of his abilities.