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Bhatan, Cladh a' Chadha Ruaidh 's Feòrlaig

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 August 2014

Tha Ailean a' tadhail air Uilleam Maca-a-phì ann a Bhatan, deas air baile Ròisgil, agus e a' toirt dealbh do dh'Ailean air a' bhaile. Cluinnidh sinn cuideachd còmhradh eadar Seumas Ros agus Ali Willie MacNeacail a chaidh a chlàradh le Sgoil Eòlais na h-Alba agus Ali a' mìneachadh ainmean nan àitean sa sgìre eadar Lon Mòr agus Cladh a' Chadha Ruaidh. Tha Murchadh Peutan a' gabhail cuairt sa chladh còmhla ri Ailean agus cuideachd ag innse dha beagan mu eachdraidh baile Fheòrlaig agus cho suarach agus a bha am fear tac a bh' ann uaireigin .

Allan Campbell visits businessman Willie MacPhee at Vatten south of the village of Roskhill, on the shores of Loch Bracadale. Willie describes the changes in the community in his lifetime but concedes that, although only two of the original families still live in the village, new residents are keeping the community alive. We also hear an excerpt of a 1958 School of Scottish Studies map project recording by James Ross with Ali Willie Nicolson on the place names between Lonmore (Dunvegan) and Caroy Cemetery. Allan and Murdo Beaton visit the cemetery at Caroy, and Murdo describes its history and its links with the Lockerbie disaster of 1988. Murdo also tells some of the history of neighbouring Feorlaig and one of the tenant farmers who occupied it before it was broken into crofts.

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