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.

Lorna Wheeler Crafts

By David Prentice - Added 05/05/2014

Lorna and her husband decided to buy their house on the Isle of Scalpay while on holiday in the Western Isles. Initially intending to convert the property into ...

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Nickolai Globe and The Mission House Finsbay

By David Prentice - Added 06/05/2014

I’m on my way to The Mission House, a converted former Free Presbyterian church that is the home, studio and creative sanctuary of Nickolai and Beka Globe...

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Margarita Williams Holmasaig Gallery

By David Prentice - Added 06/05/2014

As one of the few local artists currently working on the Isle of Harris, Margarita Williams has succeeded in creating her own unique interpretations of the land...

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Scallop Diving with Peter Ardhasaig

By David Prentice - Added 06/05/2014

It is early in the morning on a calm day in spring when I arrive outside Peter’s house in Ardhasaig and already he’s loading the back of the van wit...

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Take Nothing an interview with John Maher

By David Prentice - Added 06/05/2014

With his latest exhibition, ‘Leaving Home, an Alternative View of the Outer Hebrides’ John Maher, along with fellow photographer Ian Paterson, has t...

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