Barra to Berneray; Cladh Hallan

Each member of the team wanted to post a blog about their favourite part of our Barra to Berneray event from early May.  Donna has told you about her Taransay connection, and her potential new found relative in Isa from Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath, and soon David will let you know what he enjoyed most about the event.  Today I want to return to the website of Cladh Hallan, which I have blogged about before here.

Sandy Stephens, who was a key volunteer in the project, gave a very engaging talk about the project and its development, more of which can be found in this article written by Sandy for Am Paipear.

What was most heartening about her talk was not just the dedication and hard work that had been put into Cladh Hallan, but also the motives behind it.  The focus of the site is very much based upon the preservation of the memory of those who have passed as individuals, not as faceless names on a gravestone.  This dedication can be seen across the heritage groups of the islands from Barra to Butt, ensuring the culture of the Western Isles is preserved.

It was a real pleasure to meet Sandy and hear her talk about the project, and I encourage everyone to have a look at the website, which is a fantastic example of the work carried out by volunteers in the Western Isles.

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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