Oh yes, he was part of the Lewis Crofters. Yes, he was since the early 60s, I think since it was established. He was one of the original members on the committee of the Lewis Crofters and he was also a member of the Western Isles Tourist Board in the 70s and ... so yes, he always had the interest there. He was always on the committees and in the 60s he had been a Harris Tweed manufacturer so he did have a business head on him as well so he knew about money and how to make money and how to ... he knew about money distribution and ... he had the interest there anyway, I think, but he just realised that they weren’t getting the help other people were getting.

  • Elizabeth McGowan
Thursday 3rd June 2010