Category: Researcher

Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War

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”

Laraich Gaelic Placenames

Laraich Gaelic Placenames

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”

Psalmboat project Loch Erisort Isle of Lewis Tradfest 2017

Psalmboat project Loch Erisort Isle of Lewis Tradfest 2017

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”

Blowing on the Embers of The Old New Year

Blowing on the Embers of The Old New Year

Blowing on the Embers by Magaidh Smith in the Isle of Lewis

The Oidhche Challain custom of circling, in a sunwise direction, the fire in each home on the evening prior to 12th of January, the Old New Year’s Day, no longer happens regularly in the Isle of Lewis. Continue reading “Blowing on the Embers of The Old New Year”

Lewis men at the Whaling in South Georgia-new publication

Lewis men at the Whaling in South Georgia-new publication

Balaich na Whalers is a 16 page publication compiled by Magaidh. It contains stories and pictures contributed by Lewismen who worked in the whale hunting industry in South Georgia in the 1950s and early 60s. Continue reading “Lewis men at the Whaling in South Georgia-new publication”