West Coast Waters

Outer Hebrides - Uists & Benbecula

Meet our local story gatherers

Grass roots story gathering is at the heart of COAST. 32 locals have been brought on board as story gatherers to reach out and encourage sharing and to gather material for our story bank. If you have a story to tell do please use our survey link but should you know of any important resources that would help our local story gatherers please use the appropriate form below to contact them. Some but not all of our story gatherers speak Gaelic.

As a Gaelic speaker from Benbecula I am excited to be part of a project which aims to capture some of the most interesting stories associated with the Uists and its proximal islands.

The Uists are a place steeped in amazing folklore and so to be part of bringing some of these stories to the fore and highlighting them as part of the identity and narrative of the Uist isles is an exciting prospect.

We hope to discover many interesting tales in the coming weeks – Recounting old tales at the peat fire during winter is after all a Gaelic tradition!