Lewis: A History of the Island

Donald Macdonald
Savage 1978, 2004
ISBN 1 904246 08 7

A comprehensive history of the Isle of Lewis from the Norse and Mediaeval periods through to the 20th century, covering landlords and land struggle, crofting and fishing, education, religion, emigration and many more topics, drawn from a wide range of sources including oral tradition.  An excellent and very readable introduction to these many subjects.  Donald Macdonald was born in 1904 in Tolsta and was a teacher and headmaster in Edinburgh.