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Crofters and friends Crofters and friends from Staffin on the Island of Skye reminisce about football - or shinty - and stapag - a sweet delicacy.

Interviewees:
Myles Campbell, Catriona MacDonald, Lachlan Gillies, Alastair Nicolson, Donald MacLeod,

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Relationship of interviewees: Friends

Where: Staffin, Isle of Skye

Language of interview: Scottish Gaelic
About this interview
Voice clip 1
The interviewees talk about the games they played in school -- including shinty, football and a particular game in which one person tried to catch others as they passed him, until at last all but one of the players were caught.



Voice clip 2
The interviewees talk about a recipe for an old delicacy called "stapag" - a combination of fresh cream, oatmeal and sugar. They make a reference to a special type of "stapag" made at harvest time.



More clips from this interview

Lachlan Gillies, Crofter/fisherman
Lachlan remembers tunes from his childhood, played by old men on the Isle of Skye, which have stayed with him.

Alastair Nicolson, Retired
Alasdair remembers inadvertently catching a lobster, which he thought had come up stream, and selling it on to an unsuspecting customer.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: Interview recorded in the Library of Columba Centre, Staffin. All very relaxed in each other's company. Most of the people were crofters and enjoyed reminiscing over by-gone days.

Recorded by: Katie A MacKenzie, Radio Nan Gaidheal

Date of interview: 2004/11/29

   

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