Staffin to host local history event at weekend

THE SECOND of three planned heritage events which will record old stories from people in North East Skye, takes place in Staffin tomorrow (Saturday).

1230 gu 3.00 feasgar; Bidh bròt, ceapairean, srùpag is sgona ann. Nach tig sibh, is nach toir sibh nàbaidh leibh?

Taigh-bìdh Chill Mhàrtainn, An Taobh Sear.Tuilleadh fios bho Sìne air 01 470 562 325

Soup and sandwiches, tea and a scone are available from the Kilmartin Restaurant 12.30 to 3pm. Everybody is welcome and the event is free of charge. The event is entirely in Gaelicand run in partnership with Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o’ Riches. More information from Sìne Gillespie on 01470 562 325 or e-mail

Last month’s event in Staffin was a resounding success. Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is a collaborative project which has been set up to preserve, digitise, catalogue and make available online several thousand hours of Gaelic and Scots recordings. The website contains a wealth of material such as folklore, songs, music, history, poetry, traditions, stories and other information. The material has been collected from all over Scotland and beyond from the 1930s onwards.

The recordings come from the School of Scottish Studies (University of Edinburgh), BBC Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland‘s Canna Collection.