Category Archives: Berneray people

Between Gales (January 2015)

You wake to deep grey darkness. No spark to lighten your tentative walk to the kitchen trying to avoid the curled up dog. Communication utilities are dead. But then the comfort of candles, of a roaring fire, a coffee with … Continue reading

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Interview with Gloria MacKillop in Berneray

Gloria MacKillop arrived 46 years ago to Berneray, the ‘island of bachelors’, to be a relief district nurse.  Her plan to stay for three months and then go back to Australia fell apart when she met ‘Splash’, her husband to … Continue reading

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Mise agus an cù

This is my first attempt to say something in the language of these beautiful islands. Listen here:

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On a very grey and rainy day…..

…in the Uists.  Nothing to do but sleep?

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A sunny day in Berneray. Sales in the Hall…..

Jane talking to Nico and Kassandra; and here is Jane’s work:  the most important BBQ!! Happy Martha! She obviously has sold (a banana cake?) Above: Alison selling sausage rolls Right:  Ina and her jewellery stall with Peter’s backside 🙂 Below: … Continue reading

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