2008 Stories in the Straths

In January 2008 we held the ‘Stories from the Straths’ events in Strathy, Achfary and Lochinver. In each place we had an exhibition for a week showcasing the results of the work of the Artists in Residence who made The Summer in the Straths journey with us in May and June 2007. We had ceilidhs and storytelling and film nights. The schools from all around Tongue, Farr and Assynt visited.



The following elements were delivered in Durness and Belladrum in a series of activities over a total of 5 days:


  • Digital exhibition inside the bough tent
  • Gaelic and English storytelling by travellers Essie Stewart (Belladrum) and Alec John Williamson (Durness
  • ‘The Original Recycling’ – tinsmithing demonstrations using old ‘bean tins’ showing that recycling was fundamental to traditional travelling tinsmiths and local households. Old tins are turned into tin mugs.

Mackay Country Community Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. 331267

and a registered Scottish Charity No SCO38792

To provide a structure to allow the development of partnership between the communities and community groups operating in and comprising Mackay Country.

Registered Office: Farr Edge 2000 "The Hut" Bettyhill by Thurso Caithness KW14 7SS.

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