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BBC Alba - Eileanan Fraoich - Programme 8: Isle of Lismore – Tuesday 27th May 8.30pm

BBC Alba - Eileanan Fraoich - Programme 8: Isle of Lismore – Tuesday 27th May 8.30pm

Eileanan Fraoich, a new eight part television series from the always fresh Gaelic television channel, BBC ALBA, starts airing on Tuesday 8th April from 8.30 – 9.00pm.

Islay-born Heather Dewar has travelled the world but, like most islanders, the only island she really knows is her own. In this series Heather leaves the comfort and familiarity of Islay to explore eight thriving and diverse island communities.

An accomplished artist, cook and gardener, Heather meets fellow islanders on their own home turf to find out what gives each island its own specific character.  Her travels take her to Scalpay, Rum, Tiree, Gigha, Eigg, Raasay, Rathlin and Lismore, meeting local artists and business people, crofters and boat builders, historians and cooks along the way.

Learning about each island’s past as well as its present, Heather looks for the creative and spirited ways in which island communities are fighting back against decades of population decline.


Programme Eight: Isle of Lismore – Tuesday 27th May  BBC ALBA 8.30pm
 
Lismore in the Inner Hebrides is Heather’s last island visit and whilst there she’s shown some of the gems in the collection of the heritage centre where the island’s Gaelic and crofting traditions are celebrated. She learns that the centre is named after St Moluag, an Irish missionary who came to Lismore in the 6th century to convert the Picts to Christianity.  The island is rich in historic buildings and Heather takes time to explore its beautiful Iron Age broch as well as a church that incorporates the remains of the medieval cathedral that was the centre of the Diocese of Argyll. As well as revisiting the island’s past, she enjoys Lismore’s present, attending its biggest event of the year – sports day.

http://www.caledonia.tv/productions/full-catalogue/video.aspx?id=1652

BBC Alba - Eileanan Fraoich

BBC Alba - Eileanan Fraoich

Heather Dewar standing on Tirefour Broch with Bachuil Country House just visible as the white house in the trees in the backgrond!

Daily Telegraph - The best places to stay in the UK and what to do when you get there

Daily Telegraph - The best places to stay in the UK and what to do when you get there

On the 12th January 2014, Fiona Duncan reviewed the Airds Hotel in Port Appin which is just out of this picture on the right.  She gave it a 9/10 rating for Location concluding with these words.  "But thank heaven for The Airds: it makes an indulgent base for walking and cycling amid inspiring scenery, including an obvious outing that certainly is memorable: a day out on Lismore Island."

Of interest to our potential visitors was her comment on What to do.  She wrote “There’s a treat in store.”  And then continues about the joys of walking or cycling ot the Isle of Lismore.

We think that her comments on Lismore are understandable but would suggest that you enjoy the island better from the island!  So come and stay with us!

 

Grand Tours of Scottish Islands - Paul Murton visits the Isle of Lismore

Grand Tours of Scottish Islands - Paul Murton visits the Isle of Lismore

On Mon 14 Oct 2013 at 19:30 on BBC One Scotland Paul Murton’s 4th Episode of his mini series was broadcast. 

Paul and his delightful production team stayed with us at Bachuil while they filmed the scenes on Lismore.  Regrettably they did not have as much time to film as they had hoped so they weren’t able to interview all those they had hoped to which was a great shame.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01j9vpf

If you can watch this programme online it is worth it to see some of the glorious scenery they capture.

 
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