About

Failte oirbh!  Magaidh an seo, a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland a tour guide,researcher and performer of Hebridean cultural word and song.

My Hebridean island heritage is at the core of my work.  I grew up  up in a traditional island crofting community in the 1960-70s.

Realising the richness and fragility of community oral tradition or beul aithris,  I embarked on a mission to record and share as much information as I could. Beul aithris later became some of the articles featured here.

I live by the seasons like so many islanders. A tour guide and bed and breakfast host during the summer months. The rest of the year I can be found working in Gaelic arts development or up to my oxters in research relating to Gaidhlig or some aspect of historical or contemporary island life.

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