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.

Happy Memories of Strupersaig: Katie Macleod (nee Martin)

By Dona Johnson - Added 04/08/2014

Growing up in the rural coastal village of Struparsaig proved trying at times for the inhabitants, however the memories that Katie holds close to her heart are ...

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Angus Campbell's Bluefin Tuna

By David Prentice - Added 11/07/2014

Angus Campbell has been fishing the waters off the coast of The Isle of Harris since he was fifteen years old. A self-made businessman and entrepreneur, Angus b...

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Sheila Roderick of Scalpay Linen

By David Prentice - Added 06/05/2014

From the Intelligence Corps of the British Army to the battle grounds of Middle Earth, Sheila Roderick has led a life as varied and as colourful as the unique t...

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From the Crooked Spade to the Grinding Mill

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 15/04/2014

Audio of Kenneth Campbell telling us about the demise of the “cas-chrom”, the advantages of the common spade, how people gave up grinding their own ...

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Skoon Art Cafe

By David Prentice - Added 10/07/2014

When Andrew and Emma Craig opened the Skoon Art Café in 2005, they could scarcely anticipate the level of success they now enjoy, as each year hundreds o...

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Geoff Stear Artist

By David Prentice - Added 06/05/2014

For Geoff Stear, living on the Isle of Harris doesn’t simply mark a change in the pace of life or a chance to settle down. It’s a privilege; the ful...

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Leverhulme's Projects

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 18/04/2014

Kenneth Campbell recounts working in Obbe when he was young at the time of Lord Leverhulme's developments in Obbe and the rest of his Harris estate....

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