Post War Struggle

On the 10th October, 2014, the North Tolsta Historical Society held a very successful Social Evening with Sandy Matheson, Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles, and Robert Doig, grandson of the late Dr R.S.Doig, talking to us about their own connections with North Tolsta and their knowledge of the First World War and the years that followed.

 You can follow their very fascinating talks on video.  Just click on the arrow.

The Great Gale - 1921

This gale was the most destructive gale that ever hit the island.

At daybreak on Wednesday 16 March the wind was blowing gently from the south east.   Around 9am the wind veered suddenly into the south and with startling suddenness the storm burst.   By 10am the strength of the wind had reached hurricane force and continued to blow for over three hours.   Click for more details