Local news and events including Blue Peter visit, A` Bhuain, the launch of the Crofting, Agriculture & Environment Strategy, the Craft Fair, the Creative Islanders Conference on Easdale and news from Tiree Community Business.
Local news and events including the Farmers` Market held in the Rural Centre on the 7th May, the nomination of a new minister, the retiral of two Tiree Community Business board members, a letter from Derrick Wolstencroft and the sale prices for cattle.
Local news and events including the Argyll & Bute Planning Design Award, CalMac sailings and tendering, weather ersoion, farmers` markets at the Rural Centre and news from Tiree Heritage Society, Tiree Environmental Action & Recycling, the school and the RSPB.
Lachie MacLean of Kenovay sowing seed using a ‘basgaid churachd’
Photograph of Lachie MacLean sowing seed using a ‘basgaid churachd’.
Courtesy of Mr George Campbell
Lachie MacLean of Kenovay demonstrates in 2003 how seed was sown using a ‘basgaid churachd’. Sowing was a skilled job and not everyone could produce an even spread of seed. Unlike walking, the right arm is flung out as the right foot goes forward.
Allowance had to be made for the direction of the wind, and the seed was easier to cast if this was at your back. It had to be particularly calm for sowing grass seed as it was so light. Barley, being a heavier seed, was easier to throw
The ground was harrowed before sowing and again afterwards to hide the seed from birds. It was then rolled when the shoots were about two inches high.
Copied colour photograph of Lachie MacLean of Kenovay sowing seed using a sowing basket in 2003.
Lachie MacLean of Kenovay sowing seed using a sowing basket in 2003.
Mini-disk recording of Murdoch MacDonald, Kilmoluaig talking to Maggie Campbell on 15/1/2005.
Murdoch MacDonald, Kilmoluaig talks to Maggie Campbell in January 2005 about the people in Kilmoluaig, the contrast between how things were when he was young and how they are now, the nights he spent with friends during World War II, the things he did with Maggie’s father on his croft, and he lists the names of all the crofts and house in the township.