Saturday Nights at the Heritage Centre 2019

The Comann Eachdraidh is planning a series of monthly talks at the Heritage Centre, not only on heritage topics, but also on activities that are of general interest to islanders.  Each evening will begin at 7.30 and after the talks the Centre bar will be open for informal discussion to take place.  We have chosen Saturdays so that those working during the week will be able to attend.

Programme Update

To accommodate other events on the island, here is the amended programme for the coming months

26 January. 

Jennifer Baker and Bob Hay:  “Bound for Santiago”, telling the story of their latest completion of the Camino, walking 12 days from Porto.
15 February (NB This is a Friday night)

Anne Campbell, Carnie Cottage will tell us about her “European Adventure” cycling alone through The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, The Czech Republic, Austria and France. Without revealing any details, she survived several exciting moments.9 March (Change from 16 March)

George MacKenzie, formerly Keeper of the Records of Scotland, now retired in Seil. Since 2013 he has been chair of the Ancestral Tourism Group run by Visit Scotland which “aims to support Scotland’s tourist businesses and other bodies in providing ancestral visitors with a world class experience, thus boosting the economic impact of this key market and encouraging its growth.” We have a lot to learn from George.

13 April

Eilidh Sykes, the CELM Gaelic Access Officer, will tell us about her experiences working with the heritage of the Isle of Canna.
25 May
The Limeburning Working party organised by Historic Environment Scotland will explain to islanders what they are doing on the island that weekend.

We hope to see you there.