Comann Eachdraidh Ionadail Phortrigh


Portree Local History Society


Season 2015 - 2016 - the full programme:

All meetings are at Tigh na Sgire, Portree, and start at 7.30 p.m.

Where Listen appears, a short excerpt is available here, and a full audio recording of the talk has been lodged with the Portree Archive Centre for reference.

13 October 2015
Skye: Then and Now

Donald MacLeod

Donald will be taking a look at the changes in customs in and around the village. He will be comparing and contrasting customs and attitudes when he left the island in 1952 with the way it was in 1994, when he returned. He is hoping for some contributions from the floor as he goes along. Do come and share your memories.

Listen to a short excerpt:

10 November 2015
Lamb to Loom – the story of wool and weaving in Minginish

Jenny and Nick Duffill

will be talking about the resettlement of families from Harris and Lewis to Fiscavaig, Portnalong and Fernilea in the 1920s, the livings they made, the connections with modern times and the Lamb to Loom exhibition held in 2013 in Portnalong.

Listen to a short excerpt:

8 December 2015
Martyrs: Glendale and the Revolution in Skye

Roger Hutchinson
will be talking about his latest book

12 January 2016

The History of Working Class Marriage

Dr Andrea Thomson reflecting on the results of a detailed academic study carried out in Skye and other communities throughout Scotland

Listen to a short excerpt:

9 February 2016
Skye Camanachd Remembers – Shinty Tales of John the Caley

Alistair Bruce and friends –
the title speaks for itself!

8 March 2016
Looking Around The Great Book of Skye

Norman Macdonald and Cailean Maclean
talk about their much-acclaimed work.

12 April 2016
Annual General Meeting

followed by a short talk, details of which will be announced during the season!

Published by Stephen Clarke, on behalf of Portree Local History Society - September 2015.
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.