Claire Frances
MacNeil

West Coast Waters

Outer Hebrides - Isles of Barra and Mingulay

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.

I have a very keen interest in local lore and previous research into the folklore of Barra and Vatersay. I’m looking forward to being involved in this project that will connect our stories with the sea and land from which they come and speaking to individuals and groups in the community so that we can share our wealth of stories with other coastal


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