District News 1927

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Category: 1920

Tolsta District News 1927 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

21/1/27


APPOINTMENT


Miss M. G. Fraser, M.A.,has been appointed an Assistant Teacher in the School. Miss Fraser is a native of Tain.

SUDDEN DEATH


Only a few months ago, we took notice in this column of the Wedding of Mr. John MacDonald, "Searraidh" and Miss Mary MacDonald, 12 Tolsta. This week it is our sorrowful part to intimate the death of Mrs. MacDonald, which took place suddenley, last Sunday evening. The sympathy of every member of the community is with the bereaved husband and relatives.

FOR THE BLIND


Some time ago, the annual Collection in aid of the Northern Institute for the Blind, was taken in the village by two Schoolgirls, Katie Mary MacLeod and Isabella MacKenzie. The Collection amounting to £5 6s 3d, was duly sent to the Lewis representative, Mr. Kenneth MacLean, but we regret, that owing to the sudden death of Mr. MacLean, it has not been possible to make this acknowledgement at the proper time and to thank all the subscribers for their kindness.

28/1/27


SUNDAY SCHOOL SOIREE


On Wednesday of last week, the children attending the Sabbath School, carried on by Nurse Cameron, under the auspices of the Glasgow and West Coast Mission, had their annual soiree in the local School.


To this event the village children look forward with much eagerness. There was a large number of litttle ones present and there were also several friends forward to help Nurse Cameron.


The proceedings were opened with Prayer and after the children had had their tea, pastries and sweets, several Hymns and Psalms were sung and a friend gave some sacred selections on the gramophone. A very pleasant evening was spent and rousing cheers were given by Mr. Duff, Organising Sedcretary of the Mission, who this year again sent a liberal supply of cakes. Mr. Duff, has taken an interest in this district during the past fourteen years and both the people and the children are much indebted to him and to the Mission for their continued kindly interest.

4/3/27


WEDDINGS


Two Weddings which evoked much enthusiasm and interest in the village, have just been celebrated.


On Tuesday, February 22nd, Mr. Angus MacIver, 25 Tolsta was united in marriage to Miss Mary MacIver, younger daughter of Mr. Kenneth MacIver, 38 Tolsta. 
On Thursday, 24th February, Mr. Norman MacKay, younger son of Mr. Murdo MacKay, 42 Tolsta and Miss Katie Murray, only daughter of the late Evander Murray, 45 Tolsta, were joined in wedlock. The Bridegroom arrived home from the U.S.A., only a few weeks ago. "Every day good luck to thee and no day of sorrow be" is our hearty wish for each and all.

11/3/27


FREE CHURCH


At present, workmen are engaged in erecting a fence round the buildings of the Free Church in the village. The want of such an enclosure has been long and keenly felt and the seclusion now afforded will be much appreciated by the Congregation.

AT THE PARISH COUNCIL


At the last Meeting of the Stornoway Parish Council, it was decided that no help should be given with the fencing of Tolsta Cemetery, as the existing fence was erected in 1898 at the expense of the Parish Council and Members thought the people of the district ought to repair and maintain the fence at their own expense.

22/7/27


PRIZE DISTRIBUTION


On Wednesday afternoon, 13th July, Tolsta School was closed for the Summer holidays. Before "breaking up" book Prizes were awarded to the following Pupils.

ADVANCED DIVISION 1. Donald MacDonald (48) 
2. Mary MacIver
 3. Christina Murray (71)

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE - Mary MacIver

GAELIC - Donald MacDonald

COOKERY - Margaret Murray



SENIOR 1 1. Donald Campbell
 2. Murdo Graham 
3. Jessie MacIver (Angus)
 4. Catherine Smith
 5. Jessie MacIver (Andrew)

DILIGENCE
 1. Jessie MacIver 
2. Jessie Campbell

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE
 Margaret MacKenzie

ARITHMETIC 
Murdo MacDonald

HANDWRITING 
Murdo Graham

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
 Murdo MacDonald

SENIOR 11 1. Christina MacDonald
 2. John Murray 
3. Murdo MacIver 
4. Mary Campbell
 5. Lily MacKay

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE 
John Murray

SENIOR 111 1. Agnes MacIver
 2. Donald MacRitchie
 3. Mary Campbell 
4. Colin Campbell 
5. Maggie M. Murray

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE 
Johanna Campbell

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
 Maggie M. Murray

JUNIOR 1 1. Angus MacLeod 2. Roderick MacKay
 3. Andrew MacIver
 4. Christina MacLeod
 5. Annie B. Murray

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE
 Roderick MacKay

JUNIOR 11 1. Mary Ann Morrison and Christina Murray (Equal)
 3. Roderick MacIver
 4. Torquil Campbell
 5. Mary MacKay

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE 
Mary Ann Morrison

PERFECT ATTENDANCE 
Kenneth MacIver and William Murray

SENIOR INFANTS 1. Annie MacIver (Torquil) 
2. Donald W. MacLeod
 3. Christina MacLeod
 4. Donald Campbell (Kenneth)
 5. Mary MacInnes

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE 
Annie Nicolson

JUNIOR INFANTS 1. John MacDonald and Jessie MacIver (Equal)
 3. Jane Murray 
4. John Morrison
 5. Hector MacMillan

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE
 Donald M. MacIver and A. J. Smith

Twenty- three April entrants received each a picture book in boards.

29/7/27


SCHOOL OPENING


Tolsta Public School will be opened after the holidays, on Monday, 5th September, at the usual time.

30/12/27


HOUSE-TO-HOUSE COLLECTION FOR HOSPITAL


The Collecting Committee have again been successful in raising the substantial sum of £20 2s 6d for the Hospital. When one considers the many demands made on the people at this time, the above is indeed creditable. The Committee thank the people for their ungrudging response to their appeal and their eagerness that a good Collection should be made. Special credit is due to Mr. Roderick MacKay, Postmaster, for his helpful enthusiasm, to Messrs. Angus MacIver and John Nicolson, Free Presbyterian Elders, for their appeal to the Congregation and to Mr. Hector MacKay, Car hirer, for seeing to the packing and safe delivery of eggs, etc., collected and above all to the Collectors, Miss Isobel MacLeod, 58 North Tolsta and Miss Lily MacKay, Post Office, for so willingly giving a week of their valuable time to Collecting.