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.
The provisional programme for the next six months (some dates to be finalised) is:
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.
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.
Eilidh Sykes, the CELM Gaelic Access Officer, will tell us about her experiences working with the heritage of the Isle of Canna.
The Limeburning Working party of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings will explain to islanders what they have been doing on the island.
Alex Gourlay, Port Appin worked for many years as a set designer for the BBC. He will repeat his very popular talk on “Dr Finlay’s Casebook”, and show a film of one of the episodes.
At least six more talks over the rest of the year.
We hope to see you there.