Garry Bridge, Tolsta

North Tolsta Historical Society

North Tolsta Historical Society was re-established in 1999. It aims to research, collect and share information about the history and heritage of the village of Tolsta and district.

Open by appointment

Website of North Tolsta Historical Society


North Tolsta
Isle of Lewis


01851 890345


North Tolsta Historical Society was re-formed in 1999, having been inactive for some time. The Society has a base in North Tolsta which is open by appointment to those who wish to view its archives.

The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter, Seanchas, as well as other publications such as croft histories, bàrdachd, Tolsta at work and play and CD-ROM containing photographs of the village.


  • Croft histories and genealogies (some of which published on Hebridean Connections)
  • Photograph collection
  • Records of Tolsta School
  • Records of Donald MacDonald, local historian, including letters from families of Tolsta emigrants recounting their stories
  • Newspaper cuttings
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