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Title:Alasdair MacDhòmhnaill (1)
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Summary:Part of the Stòras Beò nan Gàidheal project in which the UHI Language Sciences Institute with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Soillse, together with Irish partners, record the natural speech of Irish and Scottish Gaelic speakers in their own communities with user-friendly equipment and techniques. Here, in the first part, Alasdair MacDonald (Alasdair Crois Mòraig) from North Uist talks about his life-time commitment to crofting, which his son is now continuing. His first schooling was in Carinish, with his fondest memory being of getting out into the garden, followed by Bayhead, and one year in Inverness, which he didn’t like. On returning to Uist he has worked his croft full-time ever since. He recalls the house-visiting customs of earlier times. His wife, Annie, is from Broughty Ferry, but Alasdair would find it difficult to live somewhere else if it wasn’t by the sea. He’s seen many changes since the time crofters would work with horses, and he explains fertilising and storage practices using seaweed and potatoes.
Language notes:A two-way conversation in which Archie Campbell questions Alasdair MacDonald on his recollections and opinions on growing up and continuing to live on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
CEFR level:C2 (55)
Word count:4867
Media:video (20:55)
Created:2020-02-05 16:04:08 UT
Changed:2020-10-13 16:22:00 UT
Licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Clicks on words:107 - List of clicked words

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