Fàilte! (Welcome!)

Fàilte! (Welcome!)
This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...

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Monday, 7 February 2011

EILEAN AN FHRAOICH -1937 Film

The Scottish Screen Archive has details of this film which may be viewed in its entirety here.

The film, made by Dr Peter John Macleod in aid of the Lewis Hospital, Stornoway, shows many communal aspects of pre-war island life and is, perhaps, all the better for being silent...

Enjoy!

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