A popular book tracing the ecclesiastical development of Lewis has been reprinted
after 30 years.
"Aspects of the Religious History of Lewis” was researched and authored by Rev Murdo
Macaulay, formerly the minister in Back Free Church.
The Carloway native - who had fought in WW2 and was captured at St Valery with the
51st Highlanders - published the book when he was 78 years old.
The book gives an account of the history of the Christian faith on Lewis from earliest
times up to Disruption of 1843 when a split in the Established Church (Church of
Scotland) lead to the creation of the Free Church.
Spanning developments from the Celtic Church and the the Reformation, the century
leading up to the Disruption is covered in detail including the impact of Gaelic
Schools and the revival movement.
The reprint is available in e-book and hard copy from Puritan Publications.