Comann Eachdraidh Ionadail Phortrigh
Portree Local History Society
Society Meetings - Audio recordings
With the permission of our guest speakers, the Society has been looking into the best way to keep a record of our meetings. In the past, we have used typed "transcriptions" of the
meetings, but these have presented many problems, not least the cost and availability of a transcription service.
Since the 2011 - 2012 Season, we have tried to record our speakers' contributions by digital recorder. Although not perfect, and subject to all sorts of restrictions, this method
seems to be a reasonable compromise solution to our problem at present (at least until technology once again leaves us behind).
At present, the recordings are in CD form and have been lodged with the Portree Archive Centre for reference and safe-keeping.
It is felt that, out of respect for the copyright and the wishes of our contributors, this website is not the right place to publish the full recordings.
What is here is a list of the recordings that have been lodged with the Archive Centre, and a short excerpt from almost all of them, to whet the appetite,
and to give an idea of the nature of the talk.
- 11 October 2011
Steamers to Stornoway
- 8 November 2011
Sgire Throdairnis through Song
- 13 December 2011
The hospitals of Skye - their origin and development
- 10 January 2012
The MacDonalds of Waternish - a family and community history
- 7 February 2012
Skye - the cradle of piping
Dr Angus MacDonald
- 13 March 2012
The Story of the Kyle Line
- 10 April 2012
The Battle of the Spoilt Dyke
- 13 November 2012
No VCs but plenty of heroes
- 11 December 2012
"... the Braes men talk in Portree
The news from Glendale..."
Follow this link for Allan Campbell's written introduction to an exemplary piece of Historical research and presentation.
- 8 January 2013
HM Coastguard on the Isle of Skye
- 12 February 2013
Portree Church History - a Layman's Perspective
Dr Charles Crichton
Published by Stephen Clarke, on behalf of Portree Local History Society - © February 2013.
Photographs, unless otherwise stated © Dualchas 2006
The publisher and the Society publish this information in good faith, but cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
Meeting dates and topics are subject to change.