THE GREAT WAR: GAIRM NAN GÀIDHEAL EXHIBITION OPENS IN HARRIS

Harris exhibition
Harris exhibition

Pròiseact nan Ealan’s fourth First World War exhibition from their award-winning series of ‘Gairm nan Gàidheal’ (Call of the Gael) projects opened at Sir E. Scott School in Tarbert last Thursday (26th March) and will be available for viewing until the end of this month. The public can access the exhibition, featuring a specially constructed trench and various artefacts from the islands, in Sir E. Scott School on Friday afternoons from 2pm till 4.30pm on March 6th, 13th and 20th.

Chrissie MacRae (Pròiseact nan Ealan Project Coordinator) said: “the reaction to the Gairm nan Gàidheal exhibitions has been remarkable. Clearly, the impact of the Great War in our islands is keenly felt and with excellent support from the Commun Eachdraidh network in the islands we have been able to unearth stories and experiences which have lain dormant for decades. We are sure that the people of Harris will embrace and appreciate the exhibition as much as islanders have in other communities. It’s been an honour for us all at Pròiseact nan Ealan to have been involved in these exhibitions”.

The Harris exhibition will then relocate to the Caledonian MacBrayne office on Tarbert Pier from the end of March. Taigh Chearsabhagh in North Uist will launch the next Gairm nan Gàidheal exhibition on Fri 13th March.