Island Stories

Harris has a rich oral history and thanks to local historical societies and various characters we have a treasury of local stories and accounts describing past and present life on Harris.

Cultivation

By Donald A Mackay & Kirsty Macleod - Added 17/04/2014

Audio of Donald Alex MacKay and his sister Chirsty talking in the early 1980s about the amount of land surrounding their village of Grosebay that was being cult...

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Grosebay Way of Life

By Donald A Mackay & Kirsty Macleod - Added 17/04/2014

Audio: Brother and sister, Donald Alex and Chirsty chat about everyday life in Grosebay when they were growing up in the early years of the 20th century.Dur: 10...

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First House in Grosebay

By Donald A Mackay - Added 17/04/2014

Audio of Donald Alex Mackay of Grosebay continuing the oral tradition of previous generations, telling the Harris Historical society in 1981 about the first hou...

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Wells and Washing

By Donald A Mackay & Kirsty Macleod - Added 17/04/2014

Audio of Chirsty and her brother Donald Alex talking about the wells that provided them with water in the days before it came through pipes into their homes. Ra...

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Building the Croft House

By Kirsty Macleod - Added 17/04/2014

Audio of Chirsty MacLeod nee MacKay telling how the family croft house at 1 Grosebay was built.Dur: 1.04...

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Drinisiadar Shops

By Norah MacDonald - Added 17/04/2014

Audio of Norah MacDonald of Bayhead, Miabhag, talking about the shop her grandfather had in Drinisiadar. Dur: 01.59...

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Family Life in the 50's & 60's

By Norah MacDonald - Added 18/04/2014

Audio of Norah MacDonald of Bayhead, Miabhag telling about family life and how her parents made their living when she was in school in the 50s and 60s. Dur: 3.1...

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