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Collection TS12 - Stornoway Port Authority, Stornoway, Lewis

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Stornoway Port Authority, Stornoway, Lewis


  • 1865-2010 (Creation)

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c15 linear metres

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Name of creator

Stornoway Port Authority (1865-)

Administrative history

Stornoway Pier & Harbour Commission was established in 1865. In 2004, it was reconstituted as the Stornoway Port Authority.

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Administrative records: Byelaws 1977, trustee election papers 1831-1986, minutes 1865-present, letter books 1864-1938, harbour acts / orders 1976

Financial records: Abstract of accounts 1872-2007, account books 1865-1960, 1989-2004, cash books 1864-1996, journals 1929-1994, general ledgers 1924-1955, 1975-1995, treasurers ledgers 1900-1923, county ledgers 1939-1975, town ledgers 1964-1981, crane ledgers 1972-1991, steamers ledgers 1936-1980, debtors ledgers 1986-1991, rest house ledgers 1927-1977, manifests and accounts log books 1937-2006, bank account log 1926-1930, administration book 1930-1959, rent books 1937-1991, gifted property rentals 1951-1970

Legal records: Legal papers 1834-1983

Harbour records: Arrivals and sailings 1865-1996, rates and dues 2008, dues of fishing boats/vessels 1936-1991, fishing boat registers 1936-1984, fishing boat logs 1960-1985, fish import/export logs 1940-1994, stations book 1933-1939

Property records: Ferry terminal 1997, Goat Island 1951-2004, Cromwell Street Quay 1932-1933. harbour works n.d., plans and drawing 20th cent.

Publicity records: Christmas cards 170s-2000s, photographs 1950s-2000s

Projects: Project files 1993-2002

Subject files: Filing cabinets contents 1865-2000s, separated archive subject files 1917-1974

Archives & History: Miscellaneous 1950s-2005

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Conditions governing access

Records held privately. Please contact Tasglann nan Eilean Siar in the first instance.

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Language of material

  • English

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Paper records, photographs, planss

Finding aids

Digital and manual survey list available in the searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

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