Just because I like this sort of thing. From the Ross and Sutherland Constabulary Chief Constables Report for 1973. Lewis (but not the rest of the Western Isles) lies within the county of Ross.

Miscellaneous Fatal Accidents: Total 15, all male (ages given)

Struck by train (79)
Fire (32, 2, 69)
Alcohol poisoning (32)
Fall down stairs (36)
Falling beam (37)
Hotel fire (20)
Drowning (40, 29, 22, 48, 21, 33, 39)

Sudden or unnatural deaths: 98 
Suicides: 7 
Missing persons: 10 (all recovered)
Hill incidents: 14 (1 fatality)
Road accidents: 332 (24 fatalities, 533 injured)
Fires: 118

Stray dogs taken into custody: 170 
Incidents of sheep-worrying: 40 
Incidents of poultry-worrying: 5 
Dogs without licences: 7 
Pedlars certificates: 7

Special permissions for sale of liquor:
Ross 1159, Lewis 380, Sutherland 636

Licensed premises in Lewis
Hotels: Carloway 2, Stornoway 7 
Restricted Hotels: Barvas 2 
Pubs: Stornoway 5 
Off-sales: Stornoway 8 
Wine licences: Stornoway 1 
Restaurants: 0 
Clubs: Carloway 1, Stornoway 4

Dangerous drugs convictions: 6 (all cannabis, all young men, one girl not prosecuted)

Aliens: 291 on 31 Dec 1973, including Iran (1), Jordan (2), Morocco (1), Mexico (1), Syria (1), Turkey (1), USA (218), France (18), German (13).

The Force Badminton Championships were not concluded due to a number of players sustaining injury.