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.

Golden Road Memories

By Norah MacDonald - Added 18/04/2014

Audio of Norah MacDonald who was brought up at Bayhead, Meavag telling about her first memory of the Golden Road. Dur 0.59...

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Blind Creel Maker

By Norah MacDonald - Added 18/04/2014

Audio: Norah MacDonald talking about Angus, the blind creel-maker, who lived in Miabhag. Dur: 2.00...

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Phone Box and Mobile Shops

By Norah MacDonald - Added 18/04/2014

Audio of Norah MacDonald of Bayhead, Meavag telling about the activity around their home when the only phone in the village was in the telephone box next to the...

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Memories of Ardhasaig: Murdo Macleod

By Murdo Macleod - Added 12/07/2014

When Donald Martin suggested I put some memories of my early life in Ardhasaig on paper, I thought that this was indeed a timeous moment to do so. With the decl...

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Caroline Chaffer Weaving in Northton

By David Prentice - Added 05/05/2014

Take a right on your way to Leverburgh and you’ll find yourself in Northton, a compact village of homes, independent businesses and cafes built on either ...

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Donald John Mackay Luskentyre Harris Tweed Company

By David Prentice - Added 05/05/2014

Of all the artists living on the Isle of Harris, there are perhaps few who can equal the contribution made to the success and survival of their craft than Donal...

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Becka Globe Photographer

By David Prentice - Added 12/07/2014

In her black and white photographs, which she develops and prints from her home and studio at The Mission House, Beka Globe has succeeded in capturing the true ...

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