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Tourism Scotland - Walking in Scotland
18 Top Walks in Scotland
Walk 18. Eriskay (Eirisgeidh), Western Isles

Walk 18. Eriskay (Eirisgeidh), Western IslesThe 'Whisky Galore' island with its own breed of ponies.

This interesting walk explores the small island of Eriskay, forever associated with both Bonnie Prince Charlie and the writer Compton Mackenzie. The walk is covered by the Cuairt Eirisgeidh leaflet published by Western Isles Tourist Board.





Eriskay, 1934
A video of life on the Scottish Western Isle, Eriskay, made by Dr. Werner Kissling in 1934. The original footage was silent, but audio and subtitles have since been added, to good effect. The footage shows shots of the island landscape, the Eriskay Pony, the Black House, the islanders at work, and in particular, their production of the Harris-Eriskay Tweel or Tweed, including shots of the 'waulking of the tweel'.

Eriskay - A Poem of Remote Lives - Scottish Isle Documentary 1934
Made in 1934 by an amateur ethnographer and aristocratic German diplomat who had abandoned his country to live in Scotland, this is one of the earliest film portraits of the tiny island Eriskay, famous for Whiskey Galore, the Eriskay Love Lilt, the Eriskay fisherman's jersey, and the fact that Bonnie Prince Charlie first set foot on Scottish soil on this island, when he returned from France to lead the rebellion.

Leaving the ferry from Barra as we arrive on Eriskay



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