The Decca radio navigational system for ships and aircraft became operational in its basic form in the 1940s and continued to provide essential and highly-rated support until it was replaced by the more technologically advanced GPS in 2000.
Transmitter stations were established in Lionel in 1956 and in 1977, to augment coverage in the northern Irish Sea and into the Atlantic. Comunn Eachdraidh Nis holds the most comprehensive collection of Decca equipment in the UK.Learn More
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Communities in the north and west of Lewis were for centuries enterprising and largely self-sufficient
Dating from the 10th or 11th century, Saint Ronan’s Cross is the oldest artefact in the Comunn Eachdraidh Nis museum
The World Wars
At the heart of the community are memorials to those who lost their lives in the conflicts of the last century