Category Archives: People of the Uists

5 Programmes in French about music and Gaelic culture in the Hebrides

Duncan MacKinnon, great Gaelic singer in Berneray http://www.rts.ch/espace-2/programmes/musique-en-memoire/4801024-musique-en-memoire-du-22-04-2013.html Jean-Luc Rieder and Isabelle Watson from Radio Suisse Romande have created a beautiful image of today’s traditional music culture on the Hebrides.  You will hear the voices of some well known musicians … 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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Interview with Sandra Humphrey, chair of the Uist Disability Access Panel

To listen to the interview, click here: Sandra speaks about the aims of the Disability Access Panel, of how the group wants to help people find help and easy access when having to travel or visit public buildings and when … Continue reading

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A little red bird on a fence post

he found it on the road and fixed it wood to wood   it has survived two storms patiently perching and causing birdwatchers hit their brakes   a little red spot in the vastness of greyish browns and blues and … Continue reading

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The Hebridean Sky, interpreted by a local artist: Rhod Evans

Rhod Evans is able to ‘translate’ for us the ever-changing Hebridean skies! I have left his own notes…..   “A second interpretation of a sketch I did a while back of Heisgier (Monachs) Lighthouse at sunset. I used gold leaf … Continue reading

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Interview with Florence Pearson

Click to listen >  Interview with Florence Pearson Florence, artist and  craft maker living in North Uist,  shares how she came to live on the islands, her choice to settle here, how she experienced her childhood and teenage years and … Continue reading

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Interview with Norma Neill

….. about living on the Islands, her passion for gardening and her engagement for  SUICIDE  PREVENTION. Click below to listen to the interview: Listen here: Kenna MacInnes  in Balivanich is the person to contact if you are interested in a … Continue reading

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