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Collection GD33 - Stornoway Fishing Museum

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Reference code

GB3002 GD33


Stornoway Fishing Museum


  • 1960s-1989 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.5 linear metres

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Name of creator

Stornoway Fishing Museum (1980s)

Administrative history

Plans were made in the in the 1970s/80s for a Fishing Industry Museum in Stornoway, lead by the Lewis Museum Society . Plans were abandoned with the formation of a Council-lead museum in the 1980s.

Name of creator

Lewis Museum Society (?)

Administrative history

Archival history

Transferred to Tasglann nan Eilean Siar from Stornoway library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposit: Frank Thompson of Stornoway Historical Society and Lewis Museum Society: c1989

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Scope and content

The intention of the collection initially was to form a Fishing Industry Museum in Stornoway, however, this was abandoned upon the formation of a Comhairle run museum in the 1980s.

Extracts from DAFS registry of fishing boats, n.d., Folder listing Lewis Museum Collections, 1989, Card index files of persons and vessels, n.d., Clippings and photographs, 1960-1970s

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The material has not been formally arranged

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Language of material

  • English

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Paper records

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