Tolsta District News 1959 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette
WATER FOR ALL
A squad of County Council workmen are busy connecting branch pipes to the main water supply line and are doing a really good job.
Housewives are finding it a blessing and much more so those in the Carnan where the water had to be carried in buckets up an exceptionally steep brae.In winter with snow and ice this job was really hazardous.
Tolsta District News 1958 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette
Mr.Alexander Murray formerly of 29,North Tolsta,an electrical engineer in Canada,has presented an electric clock and a bible to the new church in Tolsta.
Tolsta District News 1955 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette
There was something of a "local derby" atmosphere about this Kemnay Cup match played at North Tolsta on a somewhat cramped but otherwise excellent field given by Councillor Allan Cameron.The rain made good play difficult but these young boys put many senior elevens to shame by the way they trapped and controlled a very greasy ball.
In two good teams the centre-halves and goalkeepers were outstanding.
Tolsta District News 1954 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette
FROM "WAVE VICTOR"
Hugh Macleod,20 North Tolsta, who arrived home several days ago was a seaman aboard the naval oil tanker "Wave Victor" which went on fire. At seventeen he was probably the youngest member of the crew. He lost all his personal belongings.
Tolsta District News 1952 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette
We were relieved to hear that the crew of the "Elspeth Smith"were saved when during a southerly gale in Loch Claidh her cable parted and she piled on to the rocks before they could get the engine going.The men managed to jump ashore before she heeled over and sank in nine fathoms of water.
They remained on the cliff without any shelter from 3a.m.till daybreak.
Tolsta District News as reported in the Stornoway Gazette
Visiting her patients should be easier for Nurse Finlayson, who has been supplied with a small car. Meanwhile Mr. Angus MacKay, jun., 16 North Tolsta, an ex-Army Transport driver, is putting her through her paces and she will soon get her "pass".
Dòmhnall Ghiogain - A Log Book of Memories
Tolsta couple Donald Maclean (Dòmhnall Ghiogain) and his wife Anna Dhànaidh entertained. Sailors from all over Scotland visited Mr and Mrs Maclean in their hospitable home in Vancouver and many of them wrote their names, addresses and some information about their ships in the log book that the Macleans kept. We are reproducing the names of some of the Tolsta sailors, who visited them between the early 1930s and the late 1950s.