Residency 2017 is really taking off!

Today we had a full house for an inspired and inspiring lunchtime talk by Alastair McIntosh, “Poachers Pilgrimage and the faith history of Lochs”.  There were several folk here too with a wealth of knowledge about placenames and local history.  Bha an lòn blasda nas motha! Just a wee reminder: Soval House is before Keose on the road south from Stornoway, postcode HS2 9JR.

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lunch @ Soval House, 23/8

A few plans have changed – tides, people’s availability and general logistics mean that this Saturday is the right time to visit Eilean Chaluim Chille – or Crobeg as it is also known. Join us at Soval House @ 1pm with your walking gear and picnic!

Diardaoin 24/08: Exploring our archive from previous events.  Reflection day.

Dihaoine 25/08:    7pm, TALK and SOCIAL:   Peter Kerr “A personal research journey: my Orinsay ancestors, the Angus Ease accounts of the flitting and their moves to Steinish and Stornoway”.

Disathairne 26/08:   1pm: Soval House – meet up & be ready to go in convoy – or should that be pilgrimage – to Eilean Chaluim Chille.     8pm: TAIGH-CHÈILIDH BÀTA nan SALM. Bean & Fear an Taigh: Maggie Smith and Donald Saunders.  Bring instruments, voices, photos, stories to tell.

Diluain 28/08:            Developing the narrative: interviews, visits to sites on the loch.

Dimàirt 29/08:         2pm:  MurielAnn MacLeod and Bàta nan Salm community working on the stories of the psalmboats.    7pm, TALK: Greta MacKenzie “What Took me on a journey from Keose to Patagonia”

Diciadain 30/08:      Site visits – Psalmsinging in landscape – poss. Uig on Bernera. Evening plans TBC.

Diardaoin 31/08:     Visit Angus Ease Collection, Garyvard, Kershader.  7pm, TALK: Fr Roddy Johnston  “Early Christianity on Lewis and the Celtic monks’ use of the Psalms in their worship”.

Dihaoine 01/02:      Pick-up for any missed things, FINAL COMMUNITY MEAL/TRIP (possibly to Scalpaidh!),  planning ahead.


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