Storytelling & Lectures

This is a place to showcase and celebrate the Outer Hebrides and create inspiring connections between our collections, local intangible culture and people – in both Gaelic and English. There is a mix of audio files and videos.


  • Gille-brìghde air innse le Shona NicGilleFhaolain
  • An Dotair Ban air innse le Shona NicGilleFhaolain
  • Mac an t-Srònaich air innse le Domhnall Saunders
  • An Sgeulachd Trì-fhillte
      • Sgeulachd Ruairidh an Tartair – An Spùinneadair.  Sgeulachd à Barraigh.
      • Mar a chaidh Baghasdal is Cille Pheadair a’ sgaradh le ròn. Sgeulachd à Uibhist a Deas.
      • Aithneachadh agus Cleachdadh Feamainn. Òraid le Ruairidh MacIllEathain

      • Na dh’innseas sgeulachdan os-nàdarra mu maraichean.  Òraid le Dr Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart

      English Stories & Lectures

      • Mac an t-Srònaich – told by Domhnall Saunders
      • The Ghost Funeral – told by Caitriona MacCuish
      • An Dotair Ban – told by Shona MacLellan
      • The Oystercatcher – told by Shona MacLellan
      • The White Cow of Callanish – told by Vicky Sheppard
      • ‘Roderick the Turbulent MacNeil – The Pirate’. Traditional tale from Barra.
      • ‘The Very Life of It’ talk by Blake Milteer on the link between the disruption of 1843 and development of photography.  Linked to a touring exhibition from the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. 
      • ‘Free at Last’ talk by Rev Nigel Anderson on the history of the Disruption between the Free Church of Scotland and the Church of Scotland.
      • ‘The Vikings as Navigators: Here sails the sea-brave’.  Talk by Professor Donna Heddle

      • ‘Hebrideans in the Viking Sagas’.  Talk by Dr Andrew Jennings

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