Category: Social History

Lobster fishing Outer Hebrides

Lobster fishing Outer Hebrides

Lobster fishing skills have been passed down through generations of men in Great Bernera, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. This short film I made recently with Ruaraidh Urpeth of Mara Productions is a promotion of the National Library of Scotland, travelling exhibition shore to shore.

 

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Research A’ Leantainn na Mara

Research A’ Leantainn na Mara

Currently I am interviewing fishermen in the Isle of Lewis, Isle of Harris and Scalpay in the Outer Hebrides. The book Rotal-a Ships Wake is a series of insightful conversations in Gaidhlig and English, about fishing in the past, the present day and the future. Continue reading “Research A’ Leantainn na Mara”

Sabaist Mhor Wick

Sabaist Mhor Wick

I just love beul aithris stories, from Isle of Lewis Gaelic oral tradition. It is rare to have the opportunity to perform them for an audience nowadays.

Therfore, I have recorded five stories, because of the richness of the language which was handed down to me in the telling. All five stories are now uploaded to Soundcloud. Most importantly, they will be available to anyone wishing to learn local stories. Continue reading “Sabaist Mhor Wick”

Ishbal Nighean Dhomhnaill Ban

Ishbal Nighean Dhomhnaill Ban

I just love beul aithris stories, from Isle of Lewis Gaelic oral tradition. It is rare to have the opportunity to perform them for an audience nowadays. Therfore, I have recorded five stories because of the richness of the language which was handed down to me in the telling. All five are uploaded to Soundcloud now. Most importantly they will be available to anyone wishing to learn local stories. Continue reading “Ishbal Nighean Dhomhnaill Ban”

Dementia Friendly Community

Dementia Friendly Community in the Hebrides. Toil Inntinn The Will of the Mind is a 2018 bi-lingual publication by Magaidh Smith. Working as Gaelic and Culture Activities co-ordinator on the Arora project, An Lanntair. Part one is a selection of my blogs, describing group activities and incredible conversations.  Part two is research, an array of culturally relevant conversations about memory. Continue reading “Dementia Friendly Community”