Air an Àiridh: Hugh Cheape ‘islands of the moor’ at Faclan 2021

Hugh Cheape chaired a Hebridean book festival session on Shielings as ‘Islands of the moor’ at Faclan’s 2021 ‘Islands: Worlds in Isolation’ book festival. Uisdean contributed his own reflections on the ethnology, folklore and cultural histories of shielings most especially in terms of the recent and longer history of Air an Àiridh and the Hebridean island context. The session included contributions from John Love, ‘Rusty’ MacDonald, and Marc Calhoun. For further information on the Faclan Hebridean Book Festival 2021 and Programme see here:

Professor Cheape lectures at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands including PGCert/ MSc Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History (UHI) and on the Postgraduate Certificate in Scottish Culture and Heritage at The University of Edinburgh

For further reading see:

Hugh Cheape (1996) Shielings in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: Prehistory to the Present, Folk Life, 35:1, 7-24, DOI: 10.1179/043087796798254498

By Claire Pegrum, CC BY-SA 2.0,