Do you have vintage photographs with a North Lochs connection?

Perhaps you've got a box full of old documents, including marriage certificates, wage slips or letters?

If so, the North Lochs Historical Society wants to hear from you!

The Society's first event of 2020 will be a photo scanning day – a chance for everyone to include their old photographs and documents into the archive collection, while still keeping the originals.

The idea came from the Society's Chairman, John Macdonald, who told welovestornoway.com: "Everything we get will be returned on the day.  It takes less than two minutes to complete a scan, so nothing will get lost.

"We won't just be scanning – we will also be recording information about the photographs.

"Individuals in the community have photographs and documents lying around in the houses and no one sees them."

A selection will appear in the Society's quarterly magazine, Dusgadh.  However, the long-term plan will see the Historical Society host exhibitions and  publish various themed booklets based on the community's photographs. 

"It will take a few years to do what we want to do," explains John.  "But we are planning a transport exhibition and booklet first."

The Photo Scanning Day will be held on Saturday 25 January from 10am until 5pm at Leurbost Hall.  John concluded: "We want absolutely anything – photographs about families, crofting, landscapes, buildings, transport, fishing – anything and everything.  It's best to collect it now, while people still have the information, and we can record it all."