Point Historical Society
Comann Eachdraidh an Rubha (Point Historical Society) began in 1982 and covers the area known as Point over the Braigh to the east of Stornoway. The Society was originally based at Aird Schoolhouse, where it had exhibition and storage facilities, but had to vacate these premises when they were sold. In January 2014, following a number of years without a permanent base, the Comann Eachdraidh was given accommodation in the former Knock School, which had been taken over by community group Urras Storas An Rubha. A refurbishment project for the whole building is currently planned. This will create exhibition, storage and office space at Knock.
The first exhibition organised by the Society since moving to Knock was on the theme of shops and shopping. The Comann Eachdraidh worked with the community in researching the topic and many new artefacts were given by local people for the exhibition. It proved very popular with locals, returning exiles and visitors. The revitalisation of the Comann Eachdraidh has also encouraged people to contribute artefacts to the permanent collection.
The Comann Eachdraidh contributed significantly by way of information, artefacts and memorabilia to a major exhibition on the First World War, which ran in An Lanntair from October to December 2014. Some of the artefacts were loaned for a similar exhibition which ran in Harris in March 2015. This initial work provided the core of the Comann Eachdraidh's current exhibition on World War 1 which will remain in situ until the redevelopment of Knock School begins.
Information presented in exhibitions is given bilingually, with Gaelic being given preference.
- Ledgers and local records
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