My father was Alexander Newlands, born in Stornoway. His mother was a Williamina McFie, born in Orkney to Helen ( Nellie ) Newlands, who married a William Newlands. Helen Newlands was of Stromness in Orkney. Her father was a Isaac McFie. My Aunt lives at present in Inverness, and tiesa history together that includes Newlands, McFie, and Higgins' together. My ancestors are rumoured to have come originally from Norway. As i only have a little information, I would welcome any info you may be able to share.