This work is one of the two earliest known paintings of Stornoway.

The companion piece is in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. It provides an accurate and invaluable topographic record of the town at a time when Stornoway was beginning to expand beyond its narrow medieval focus. It includes buildings which no longer survive such as the ruined castle of the Macleods and the shooting lodge of their successors, the Mackenzies.


Distillers Company; Sotheby's, 1994; Aline Estate Ltd.

Museum Nan Eilean

Lews Castle, Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Western Isles, HS2 0XS
01851 822746

Opening times

1 April - 30 Sept 10am to 5pm
1 October - 31 March 1pm to 4pm

Closed Thursday and Sunday

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