Tourism Scotland - Walking
in Scotland 18 Top Walks in Scotland
Walk 18. Eriskay (Eirisgeidh), Western Isles
The 'Whisky Galore' island
with its own breed of ponies.
interesting walk explores the small island of Eriskay, forever associated with both Bonnie
Prince Charlie and the writer Compton Mackenzie. The walk is covered by the Cuairt
Eirisgeidh leaflet published by Western Isles Tourist Board.
Eriskay, 1934 A video of life on the Scottish Western Isle, Eriskay, made by Dr.
Werner Kissling in 1934. The original footage was silent, but audio and
subtitles have since been added, to good effect. The footage shows shots of
the island landscape, the Eriskay Pony, the Black House, the islanders at
work, and in particular, their production of the Harris-Eriskay Tweel or
Tweed, including shots of the 'waulking of the tweel'.
Eriskay - A Poem of Remote Lives - Scottish
Isle Documentary 1934
Made in 1934 by an amateur ethnographer and aristocratic German diplomat who
had abandoned his country to live in Scotland, this is one of the earliest
film portraits of the tiny island Eriskay, famous for Whiskey Galore, the
Eriskay Love Lilt, the Eriskay fisherman's jersey, and the fact that Bonnie
Prince Charlie first set foot on Scottish soil on this island, when he
returned from France to lead the rebellion.
Leaving the ferry from Barra as we arrive on Eriskay
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