CD of recordings from The Secret Island history conference, Tiree 2013.
CD of recordings from the three-day history conference held at An Talla on 30th May to 1st June 2013, and organised by The Islands Book Trust, Lewis, with An Iodhlann. Includes talks and speeches given by local and visiting experts.
Local news: launch of book `Wild Flowers of Coll & Tiree”; interview with Jessie Gray, Balemartine; United Auctions Trainee Auctioneer Niall MacKinnon, Hillcrest; plans for Argyll Airfields; promotion of healthy eating at schools; College of Piping tutor book translated into Gaelic; CalMac to continue to supply fuel to islands.
Programme of events for the Tiree Land Fair run by Tiree Rural Development at the Rural Centre, Crossapol in August 2007. Events included: (1) discussion about changes to the Crofting Act by Hugh MacIntosh and Jackie Forsyth, (2) cattle dressing course at Ruaig Farm run by Duncan Semple, (3) workshop on mapping Tiree`s grassland for ccrops and corncrakes run by Mike Smith, SNH, (4) discussion of future allocation of Leader+ funds, (5) talk by TRD group on their recent trip to Orkney, (6) welding course, (7) discussion of potential of `Tiree Branding` by Fergus Younger of Argyll Agricultural forum, (8) talk by Joy Carey of the Soil Association, (9) update on the Loch a` Phuil Water and Birds project by project manager Henry Dobson, (10) Loch a` Phuill site visit with Henry Dobson, (11) discussion of access issues with Tiree Community Development Trust, (12) BBQ and music evening, (13) continuation of welding course, (14) bird walk and talk with John Bowler, RSPB, (15) craft & produce fair, (16) talk about the Coll & Tiree flower book by editor Emma Grant, Coll, (17) demonstration of techniques and equipment used for the Goose Management Scheme by Peter Isaacson.