Sunday, 3 May 2015

Waiting and Waulking

Life in the Outer Hebrides is the title of a 15-minute film made in 1941 by the British Council. It focuses on a family waiting for a sailor to return from an Atlantic war-time skirmish and shows how the women of a Western Isles settlement

continued to work at the production of Harris Tweed and the crafts of spinning, dyeing, weaving and waulking. The film is almost 75 years old and its colour has an authenticity. However, its presentation has dated considerably. David and Margaret Gartside located this item in the archives.

Scottish Islands Explorer - it too will look dated by the end of this century

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