Comann Eachdraichd Uig

Calling Breanish

After years of patient waiting, Breanish township has at long last been linked to the world outside by telephone.

Stornoway Gazette, 9 June 1973

Linked by Phone — After years of patient waiting, Breanish township has at long last been linked to the world outside by telephone. Up till now the nearest phone was Islivig PO (Call Office), Timsgarry 206, a mile away to the north of Breanish.

In the spring, post office telephone linesmen carried on an extension of poles and lines from Islivig right to the village centre of Breanish. there are no two homes in Breanish with phones and more to come in the future. Timsgarry 344 is the phone number of Mr and Mrs Norman Morrison, 16 Breanish, and Timsgarry 343 is the phone number of Mrs Mackinnon, 18 Breanish.

Now the good folk of Breanish feel they are more than ever before in touch with relatives and friends far and near and they wish to convey their thanks to their County Councillor, Rev Donald Macaulay, for his help.