St Valery Memories 2018 is 44 page publication with research on Prisoners of War captured in the 51St Division, at St Valery-en-Caux in 1940. It includes diary accounts by the Prisoners of War from the Isle of Lewis, during their 4 years in captivity. Continue reading “Prisoners of War”
I simply couldn’t believe it. The software developers building a new Minecraft game came to Stornoway!
Not only is Minecraft a hugely popular video game, Continue reading “Re-build St Kilda with Minecraft”
The Laraich placenames and stories project, took a new direction with story and movement workshops at Sgoil nan Loch and Sgoil na Pairc. Led by Ariel Killick from the Independent State of Happiness. Have a look here . Continue reading “Cultural workshop – Blue Men of the Minch”
Working on the Arora, Dementia Friendly Community project today and the workshop theme was loosely tweed, blether about boats and cows. Also, the residents in both the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Harris care homes were in superb voice. Continue reading “Cultural Workshop – Tweed, Boats & Cows”
Working on the Arora Dementia Friendly Project today with the talented Mary Smith, her spinning wheel and her extensive wool craft kit, in a Stornoway care home. Continue reading “Cultural workshop – Wool Extravaganza”
Laraich Gaelic Placenames of lochs, rivers, streams, glens, bays, Achmore grazings
If you were brought up on a croft, in the Hebrides in the 1960s and 70s, the moorland was very much part of your extended landscape. Continue reading “Laraich Gaelic Placenames”
Visit to the Isle of Arran Museum thumbing a lift and meeting many good samaritans.
I visited the lovely Isle of Arran recently for the first time at short notice. Continue reading “Visit to the Isle of Arran Museum”
The Psalmboat project is centred on Loch Erisort, Lochs, Isle of Lewis.
In 2008 a chance remark by Don Alasdair Smith Keose made to visual/ audio artist and community animateur Deirdre ni Mhathuna from Edinburgh, sparked off Psalmboat, a Lochs multi-arts project. Continue reading “Psalmboat project Loch Erisort Isle of Lewis Tradfest 2017”
On an Uig tour today, this area really is the jewel in the crown. We were at Camus Uig, Ardroil where the Uig /Lewis Chessmen were discovered c 1831 and discovered this wandering minstrel storyteller. Continue reading “Why not take a tour to Uig, Isle of Lewis?”