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Berneray Historical Society is awaiting news about a possible reprint of Murdo A Turner’s Fading Footprints book, which has now sold out.

The book was launched on Berneray last June, and demand has been such that a reprint is now being investigated.

People waiting to get a copy will be contacted by the Berneray Historical Society when further copies become available.

Fading Footsteps - the life and times of Neil Turner tells the life of an island schoolmaster in the Outer Hebrides from the 1920s to the I950s.
His son, Murdo A Turner, a 90-year-old retired surgeon, shines a light on his father’s teaching career that saw him spend time in Rhenigidale, Drinishader, Lochportain and Grimsay.

It is part memoir, too, as Murdo, the eldest of the Turner family, was literally in the classroom and educated at his father’s schools in Tarbert, Harris and Portree on Skye.
Murdo’s book walks the reader through Neil Turner’s life, his immediate family tree, and ancestors dating back as far as the 13th century.

Research for the book drew on multiple sources, including Murdo’s recollections and family history knowledge and several relevant recent books.

Murdo graduated in medicine from Edinburgh University. He was a surgeon for 35 years in Glasgow and worked in the rest of the UK, USA, Canada and the Middle East.

Fading Footsteps is published by Lumphanan press, Tarland, Aberdeenshire and is priced at £15.

All proceeds will go to the Berneray Historical Society.