Comann Eachdraidh Ionadail Phortrigh


Portree Local History Society


Season 2016 - 2017 - 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.

11 October 2016
Row St Kilda to Skye

Donnie Nicolson

8 November 2016
James Ramsay MacDonald

Iona Kielhorn

Iona is the granddaughter of Ramsey MacDonald and is travelling many miles to share his story with us so I do hope that you will be able to be there to welcome her. She is coming at the express invitation of our Chairman.

13 December 2016
Researching the life of Màiri Mḥr nan ̉ran – reconciling fact and fiction.

Liz MacRae Shaw
will talk to us about the writing of her book ‘Love and Music will endure’ – a historical novel.

10 January 2017
History, Memory and the Portree Community

Norman Macdonald and Cailean Maclean with an illustrated talk on how "The Great Book of Skye: 2" views Portree and its environs’

14 February 2017
The History of the Uig Triangle

Angus Ross
Looking at the lead up to and implementation of the first car ferry services in the western isles, after the implementation of car ferries on the Clyde in the 1950s.

14 March 2017
Bought and sold for English Gold?

Professor Chris Whatley
‘Chris Whatley has changed the terms of the debate on the making of the Union…Whatley’s classic is a vital corrective to the enduring myths associated with 1707.’ Prof Colin Kidd (St Andrews), from the cover of the speaker's book "The Scots and the Union: Then and Now" (EUP, 2014)

11 April 2017
Annual General Meeting

followed by a short talk by Murdo Beaton about Festubert and Skye's links to the trenches.

Published by Stephen Clarke, on behalf of Portree Local History Society - © September 2016.
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.