Harry Kelly talking about Catriona McKinnon of Vaul

Sound clip in English of Harry Kelly talking about Catriona MacKinnon of Vaul.

Courtesy of Mr Harry Kelly

Former chemistry teacher Harry Kelly of Glasgow was recorded in April 2000 talking to Dr John Holliday about the time he spent in the early 1960s as a volunteer at the excavation of the Iron Age broch at Vaul.

When his tent was washed out by rain soon after his arrival, Harry was offered lodgings by Catriona MacKinnon of Rhum View in Vaul. Catriona was a mine of information about life on Tiree in the 1930s.

Much to Harry’s surprise, she had made her own pottery from local clay and dyed cloth with lichens. In this clip, Harry talks about the method she used to make pots.

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Other Number: AC211

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