Colour photograph of ceilidh in Uist, 2000.
L-R: Kenneth and Niall Mackinnon (Balephetrish), Sarah and Dr. John Holliday (Baugh) playing at a ceilidh during Feis Tir an Eorna in South Uist, 2000.
Colour photograph of the Gaelic Unit weekend at Hynish, 1992.
L-R: (back) Catriona MacLean, Kilmoluaig; Monica Smith, Hynish; Adam Smith, Hynish; Craig Smith, Hynish; Josie Brown, Cornaigbeg; Dr John Holliday, Baugh; Donny Campbell, Kilmoluaig; (front) Alan Campbell, Kilmoluaig; Kirsty MacDonald,Hynish; Eilidh Campbell, Kilmoluaig; Christina Brown, Vaul; Johann MacLean, Kilmoluaig; Christina Cameron, Balevullin; Iain MacInnes, Ruaig; Ross MacLennan, Scarinish; Graeme Smith, Hynish; Donald Roddy MacKay, Balemartine; Michael Holliday, Baugh; John Campbell, Cornaigbeg; Ben Williams, Balemartine; Fraser MacInnes, Ruaig; Daniel MacGowan, Heylipol; Colin Brown, Cornnaigbeg.
Book `Single-Handed – General practitioners in Remote and Rural Areas` by Rosie Donovan & John Bain
Textual na dphotographic record of single-handed GPs who serve small and isloated communities in the Highlands and Islands and other remote areas of Scotland.
Two short papers about Gaelic by Dr. John Holliday.
(1) Summary of the results from a Gaelic Survey conducted by Tiree & Coll Gaelic Partnership. (2) Plan to encourage Gaelic on Tiree through Gaelic playgroups, Gaelic Medium Unit, adult classes and bilingual signs.
Audio cassette recording Isobel Weatherston interviewed by Dr John Holliday in Scarinish on 17/10/98.
Mrs Isobel Weatherston talks about her husband, Bill, and his career in dentistry, their purchase of Taigh na Beairt and the Reading Room in the Scarinish.
Click here to download the sound file ac69.mp3 (14MB).
Interior decoration in the 1920s
Sound clip in English of Mabel Kennedy talking about interior decoration in the 1920s.
Courtesy of Mrs Mabel MacArthur
Mabel Kennedy talks to Dr John Holliday in October 1998 about the interior decoration of the house at Main Road Farm in Balephuil where she lived until she went to work in service in Glasgow in 1926.
The floors of the house were made of concrete although, at that time, some must still have been beaten earth and clay. Earthen floors were considered warmer for children’s feet than concrete or flagstones and were kept clean by a sprinkling of shell sand every day except Sunday.
The walls inside were painted twice a year with whitewash made from seashells. The difficulty and expense of obtaining household goods on a remote Hebridean island encouraged the resourcefulness of the local people who would make do with the materials to hand.