Old Crossbost photo 1930's. / by Moira Maclean

This old photo both pull’s hard on my Heart string’s and inspires me. It’s Crossbost, North Lochs, where I  grew up a couple of generations after this crew. My Granny Mary Isabella is on the far right and various sibling’s and freind’s join her. On the far left is her brother Kenneth Alexander who died of TB as a young teenager, she called her 1st son, my father after him. Their family had the Post Office so they were used to rowing across the loch to Cromor to collect mail from all of South Lochs. The mail was taken on horse and cart to the Leurbost road end ( where she was later to build a house, 85 Leurbost) then on to Stornoway.

This old photo both pull’s hard on my Heart string’s and inspires me. It’s Crossbost, North Lochs, where I grew up a couple of generations after this crew. My Granny Mary Isabella is on the far right and various sibling’s and freind’s join her. On the far left is her brother Kenneth Alexander who died of TB as a young teenager, she called her 1st son, my father after him. Their family had the Post Office so they were used to rowing across the loch to Cromor to collect mail from all of South Lochs. The mail was taken on horse and cart to the Leurbost road end ( where she was later to build a house, 85 Leurbost) then on to Stornoway.