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.
We are happy to learn that Murdo Smith,52,North Tolsta,hurt in a cycle accident,is making slow but steady progress.
After being unconcious for twenty-four days he is now able to recognise and speak to visitors in Kilearn Hospital.
Mr.Murdo Murray,30,North Tolsta, has added a mobile threshing mill to his growing array of crofting implements.This should encourage crofters to grow more oats.