Island Stories

Harris has a rich oral history and thanks to local historical societies and various characters we have a treasury of local stories and accounts describing past and present life on Harris.

Introduction of Fertiliser

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 15/04/2014

Kenneth Macleod re-counts the arrival of 'modern' fertilisers.  ...

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The First Footpaths in The Bays

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 15/04/2014

 Audio of Kenneth Campbell from Scadabay telling about the difficulties involved in overland travel between the neighbouring villages in his father’s...

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Scadabay Meal-Cellar

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 15/04/2014

Audio of Kenneth Campbell talking about how meal was taken into Scadabay by cargo-boat and stored in a meal-cellar there. Dur: 2.07 ...

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Schools in Scadabay

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 16/04/2014

Audio of Kenneth Campbell telling about the education that was available in Scadabay in his father’s time and earlier.Dur: 4min 26sec   &nb...

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Euphemia, Eureka and Anna Dhubh

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 16/04/2014

Audio of Kenneth Campbell talking about some of the earlier sea-going vessels in Scadabay and the occasional setbacks they suffered. Dur: 4.20  ...

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Dangers of Sailing

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 16/04/2014

Audio: Kenneth Campbell, Coinneach Alasdair Choinnich, from Scadabay narrated this story in 1983 for the Harris Historical Society, as it was told to him by his...

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Kenneth Campbell: Ancestry

By Kenneth Campbell - Added 16/04/2014

Audio: Kenneth Campbell tells how his ancestors first settled in Scadabay. This illustrates the importance families attached to knowing their genealogy. Du...

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