Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Island Priest Dies

The BBC's Island Parish series on Barra, Eriskay and South Uist attracted large audiences. One of the draws was the personality of the late Father Calum MacLellan, the Eriskay priest who worked well beyond customary retirement years. He has recently died and his obituary is a reminder of a man who recalls the excitement involving the SS Politician which sank off his island and the understandable addiction of people to the television programme which featured him.

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1 comment:

Richard Evans said...

An Island Parish was a favourite tv programme.

It brought him fame & fan mail - which amused him greatly but to which he did not reply - Father Calum helped shape the modern Western Isles.

With Father Calum’s passing Eriskay will just not be the same for me or for its people.