Bùth / Kiosk


Created and curated by Philippa C Thomas and Hector MacInnes, with Roddy Murray

From the late ‘60s to the early ‘90s, Nicolson’s Kiosk stood on the plot of land now occupied by An Lanntair. A staple of Stornoway life and an early example of the small businesses servicing the tourist trail through the Hebrides, the kiosk sold the “Gifts, Souvenirs & Fancy Goods” which featured in its annual catalogue. Entirely reliant on local suppliers and makers, its range of items was a testament to Hebridean ingenuity and idiosyncrasy.

Visit a virtual version of the show here.

There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around the gallery using your mouse, the arrow keys on your keyboard, or the controller arrows on the screen. And you can zoom in or out using the scroll wheel on your mouse, or the on-screen controllers.

To view any of the images larger just click on the one that you wish to see; and for more information click on the information icons.

For best results click on the ‘enter full screen’ icon – the one on the far right.