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From Harris with Love

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    Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

    Delightful programme. Some non-Gaelic speakers may have been put off watching the programme as it is mainly in Gaelic and subtitled in English. But you are missing a real gem if this is the case. It's a beautifully paced documentary observing people living in this small community in the Hebrides. Fascinating insights, with familys from England and mainland Scotland telling us why they've given up life in Birmingham, Argyll and further afield to settle on Harris. The photography is outstanding, the stories moving and the scenery breathtaking.

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    Posted by lucy (U14792533) on Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

    Delightful programme. Some non-Gaelic speakers may have been put off watching the programme as it is mainly in Gaelic and subtitled in English. But you are missing a real gem if this is the case. It's a beautifully paced documentary observing people living in this small community in the Hebrides. Fascinating insights, with familys from England and mainland Scotland telling us why they've given up life in Birmingham, Argyll and further afield to settle on Harris. The photography is outstanding, the stories moving and the scenery breathtaking.  Thank you for that Moondust - just watched 2 of the 3 so far televised on iPlayer and will watch the 3rd of 6 later today.
    This is not on Freeview so thank goodness for iPlayer and I have marked my calendar to watch the last 3 from next Monday.
    What a beautiful place and I especially liked the beaches - where in the world would you find better if only the sun always shone!! I would love to go there someday. smiley - magic
    I watch most programmes with subtitles so this was fine until the people speaking English were on - then I had a job to follow it!!! smiley - winkeye

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    Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

    Delightful programme. Some non-Gaelic speakers may have been put off watching the programme as it is mainly in Gaelic and subtitled in English. But you are missing a real gem if this is the case. It's a beautifully paced documentary observing people living in this small community in the Hebrides. Fascinating insights, with familys from England and mainland Scotland telling us why they've given up life in Birmingham, Argyll and further afield to settle on Harris. The photography is outstanding, the stories moving and the scenery breathtaking.  Thank you for that Moondust - just watched 2 of the 3 so far televised on iPlayer and will watch the 3rd of 6 later today.
    This is not on Freeview so thank goodness for iPlayer and I have marked my calendar to watch the last 3 from next Monday.
    What a beautiful place and I especially liked the beaches - where in the world would you find better if only the sun always shone!! I would love to go there someday. smiley - magic
    I watch most programmes with subtitles so this was fine until the people speaking English were on - then I had a job to follow it!!! smiley - winkeye 
    So glad you love this, too, Lucy. Yes, those Harris beaches - unbelievable! And the delightful man who owns the Tarbet Hardware store - 80 years old and wanting to retire but no-one will buy his shop. I'm hoping to win lotto so I can!

    And by the way, correction to my earlier "familys" = should be "families" of course. Aaargh.

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) on Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

    I recommend the smiley - book works of Finlay J Macdonald and Alison Johnson for a background on Harris.

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    Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Friday, 4th October 2013

    I recommend the smiley - book works of Finlay J Macdonald and Alison Johnson for a background on Harris.  Thanks, Germinator. I've read all the Beckwith books on Hebridean life on Skye, so I've just ordered two books by these new authors on your recommendation. I'm sure I'll love them.

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Friday, 4th October 2013

    Thanks from me too for this tip-off, moondust. Just checked on the ipad and all the episodes are there.


    ( Best to check as it ain't always the case ! Eg ' The Wrong Mans ' - where I can't locate Episode 1. )

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    Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Sunday, 11th May 2014

    I recommend the smiley - book works of Finlay J Macdonald and Alison Johnson for a background on Harris.  Germinator, I'm not sure if you're still subscribed to this thread, but I just wanted to thank you once again for directing me towards Finlay MacDonald's autobiographical trilogy about life on Harris. I rate all three of his books as amongst the best things I have ever read. This man was surely one of Scotland's most gifted and underrated authors. "The programme "From Harris with Love" and the Finlay Macdonald books have thrown strings from my heart to that beautiful Scottish island. I very dearly hope I can visit that magical place some time soon.

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    Posted by Annie-Lou (U4502268) on Sunday, 11th May 2014

    Might have been put off by the title.........

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