• Weather

    Lighthouse Disaster in the Lews

    by  • 21 January 2010 • Fishing, Tales & Traditions, Weather • 0 Comments

    In December 1900, the lighthouse on Eilean Mor in the Flannan Isles, which had only been lit for the first time a year previously, was discovered deserted by its three keepers; their dinner table had been set with cold meat, pickles and potatoes, and a chair was overturned in an obvious urgent departure.  Two sets of oilskins and seaboots were missing, and otherwise the quarters and lamp were in perfect order. 

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    Snow in Uig

    by  • 29 December 2009 • History, Weather • 0 Comments

    We’ve had a lot of snow in Uig lately, but nothing as bad as this report from the Stornoway Gazette, 2 February 1945: Snowstorm in Lewis Traffic still disorganised Throughout […]

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    by  • 6 February 2009 • Life in Uig, Weather • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=441,325] Suainebhal, taken this afternoon (6 Feb).  We’re getting a dusting of snow and hail but it’s not lying, except on the tops [update:  now it is].  It is as […]

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    Summer of 1938

    by  • 24 July 2008 • History, Weather • 0 Comments

    From Emily Macdonald’s Twenty Years of Hebridean Memories (1939). The summer of 1938 was one of the worst we had experienced in Lewis, though in spite of all, the peats and […]

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