The Old New Year 12th January The Clavie and Callainn

The Old New Year 12th January The Clavie and Callainn

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 “The Old New Year 12th January The Clavie and Callainn”

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”

Tour Guide Hebrides

Tour Guide Hebrides

 

Magaidh is working as a tour guide in the Hebrides this season (2019), as an independent guide and as part of the Western Isles Tour Guide Association.

Come to the Hebrides for the stunning natural environment, Walk or Cycle the The Hebridean Way, attend the Heb Celtic Festival or Harris Mountain Festival. Join the mammal spotting sea tours, surfing and kayaking tours, visit the dual World Heritage site, St Kilda.

Enjoy the exquisite quality of light, the beaches, the otters, golden eagles and see the places mentioned in Peter May’s Trilogy.

Hear Gaelic one of the world’s oldest languages.

It is a grand place to live agus bidh Ceud Mile Failte Oirbh. 

 

 

  

 

Lewis men at the Whaling in South Georgia

Lewis men at the Whaling in South Georgia

Balaich na Whalers is a 16 page publication compiled by Magaidh Smith in 2015. The publication 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”