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.
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.