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Fèis na Fairge 2022 🌊 - Summary

Abair fèis inntinneach agus togaireach a th’ann an Fèis na Fairge! What an interesting and exciting Fèis na Fairge 2022 we had.

On Thursday 24th March we had a fantastic online talk from Prof Alexandra Sanmark of the University of the Highlands and Islands, 'The Norse & the Sea: The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Scandinavian Scotland'. This was then followed by an evening screening of 'Spàrr | Rivet', an innovative new piece of filmed theatre linking oral history from Lewis and Govan boatbuilding and shipbuilding.

Then on Friday 25th March, we had a wonderful presentation & discussion on the past and future of Sgoth Jubilee, chaired by volunteer skipper Ian Stephen. Also with us were Iain Macleod, presenting in the photo below, & Trevor Robertson, who both explained why Jubilee is worth saving.

On the morning of Saturday 26th March, we walked the Dell coast with archaeologist Ian McHardy & historian David Gange with support from Dòmhnall Ruadh. A morning of sharing stories, meandering along the shore & seeing things from a variety of perspectives.

Photo credit: Fiona Rennie, Sradag Creative

In the afternoon, and to top the whole 3 days of events off, a team of keen litter pickers were out for a beach clean at Traigh Shanndaigh, followed by tea & cake with Guth Airson Iarrtasan Nis!

Thank you to all our event hosts, staff & participants for such brilliant events!


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