Pigot’s 1837 Directory – Stornoway

The two-page entry for Stornoway gives both an account of the town’s facilities for its 2660 inhabitants in their 496 houses and a list of individuals as varied as John Dobbie, the Manager of the Stornoway Distillery Co., the Plasterer, Donald McLeod, of Barvas St. and James McAllister, the Fishery Officer at his office in Francis Street. This early and comprehensive document is most interesting and makes for an informative and entertaining read.



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