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A book borrowed in 1982 has finally made it back to Stornoway library.
Alastair McIntosh purchased an used copy of Father Allan’s Island - a historical
account of life on Eriskay a century ago - on E-bay.
He spotted a Western Isles Libraries official mark inside and staff confirmed the
book was down as long overdue.
The £374 fine for the 36 years missing years is being written off.
Mr McIntosh who sent it back to Stornoway said: “I hugely value the library’s collection
and the helpfulness of its staff.
“Like many people, I rely on that oasis of learning in the heart of Stornoway for
my research as a writer.
“I am therefore very glad to be able to see this copy returned.”
The book’s author Amy Murray was a young American musicologist who recorded village
life in 1905 as it surrounded Fr. Allan McDonald, the renowned parish priest.
Overdue library book returns after 36 years
23 March 2018