Local News for Thursday 27th April 2017
Tairsgeir travels from Arnol to Nanjing
A peat basket and peat iron (Tairsgeir) from Arnol Blackhouse will be on view to audiences in Nanjing, China, from today as part of a new exhibition called Romantic Scotland. The exhibition compares the romantic view of Scotland’s past with archive evidence of what life was really like in days gone by. Curated by Historic Environment Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, the exhibition shows nearly 100 objects, paintings, photographs and other treasures, which have been flown over 5,000 miles to be enjoyed by visitors at one of China’s largest cultural institutions. The peat-cutting tools, once in daily use in Lewis, will be shown alongside images from eighteenth century Scotland, when artists became part of a new movement that came to be known as Romanticism. Romantic Scotland aims to draw Scotland and China closer together by strengthening the cultural ties between the two nations.
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Local News for Wednesday 26th April 2017
MacNeil to stand again for SNP
Na h-Eileanan an Iar’s sitting Member of Parliament Angus B MacNeil has been confirmed as the SNP’s candidate for the snap General Election on 8th June. Mr MacNeil said it had been ‘a great privilege’ to serve the people of the islands in Parliament for the past 12 years. Since re-election in 2015 he has been chair of the Energy Committee and is now chair of the House of Commons International Trade Committee. Western Isles SNP Convener Margaret Martin said: “Angus is a hard-working and respected MP and we can depend on him to stand up for the islands.”
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