1809 - Rathad gu ruige Steòrnabhagh – A Road to Stornoway

“ One great line of road … remains yet to be opened, and that is the road from Stornoway to Loch Roag.

Yet in this direction is carried, even on women’s backs, most of the disposable produce of the west side of the island sent to the Stornoway market. It would enable the tenants in the South and West to carry to the mart those necessities of life of which they have a superabundance
– to wit corn, meal, potatoes, cheese, butter, fish, beef etc … and enable the inhabitants of Stornoway to carry over land to Loch Roag – salt, net lines, casks etc”.

4th Report to the Commissioners for Making Roads and Bridges in the Highlands of Scotland, 1809