Category: Crofting Life in the Hebrides

Island Women and Crofting Isle of Lewis

Island Women and Crofting Isle of Lewis

The Gearrannan Social History Project in the Isle of Lewis has produced two information leaflets Gearrannan Women and Crofting in Gearrannan. The 2017-18 research project comprised of interviews, exhibition, a lively Facebook page and information sharing events.

The social history research subjects for a crofting community on the West coast of the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides were crofting, animals, family and village life.

The project was funded by the National Lottery and project manager was Dr Mary Macleod. Field officer Magaidh Smith worked on the project October 2017 to March 2018.

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/The-Gearrannan-Project-620732337999211/?ref=bookmarks.

 

Crofting Life in Isle of Lewis Uig -The Bulls

Crofting Life in Isle of Lewis Uig -The Bulls

Crofting life in Uig Isle of Lewis involved looking after cattle and towing a bull to an offshore island once a year.

Every crofting family living in the Outer Hebrides, were dependent on their own cow to provide milk, butter and crowdie to supplement the family food supply. Continue reading “Crofting Life in Isle of Lewis Uig -The Bulls”

Gaelic -The language of the Hearth

Gaelic -The language of the Hearth

I am working on Arora the Dementia Friendly Community Project this month.

Working on this project I am the privileged recipient of all kinds of personal stories and cultural treasures, which spill out instantly between the handshake and island Gaelic burr. Continue reading “Gaelic -The language of the Hearth”