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Islanders Islanders from the Isle of Tiree talk about the unique dialect they speak and how it is being influenced by outsiders - as well recently-gained false teeth!

Iain MacKinnon, Margaret Campbell, Mairi Campbell, Jane MacCallum, Angus MacLean,

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Relationship of interviewees: All living on the same island and know each other very well

Where: Scarinish, Isle of Tiree

Language of interview: Scottish Gaelic
About this interview
Voice clip 1
The interviewees discuss rock fishing and the various fish they have caught. They comment on their appearance, texture and what they're like to eat.

Voice clip 2
Interviewees discuss the unique dialect of Tiree and how it is changing over time due to outside influences. One speaker complains that his own speech patterns have altered considerably since he's started wearing false teeth!

More clips from this interview

Jane MacCallum, Retired
Jane remembers going hunting for lugworms at 5am and cleaning the fishing nets with her mother.

Angus MacLean, Retired
Angus discusses the roosting instinct of starlings on the Island of Tiree and how they seem to know when bad weather is coming.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: This interview was recorded at the Tiree Heritage Centre. All five people meet here on a regular basis to discuss and record different stories relating to their island heritage and culture. Iain MacKinnon was the most vocal person present who had very strong views regarding accents and dialects.

Recorded by: Katie A MacKenzie, Radio Nan Gaidheal

Date of interview: 2004/11/23



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