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Eriskay Love Lilt

Tour Eriskay

Eriskay (Gaelic Eiriosgaigh) is a small Island in the Outer
Hebrides, lying south of South Uist, to which it has been joined by a causeway since 2001. In 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stewart made his first landing on Scottish soil here, at the start of his campaign to regain the throne for the Stewarts. The SS Politician ran aground here carrying a load of whisky in 1941, an incident which inspired Compton MacKenzie’s novel Whisky Galore, later
a successful film. Today fishing provides the main source of employment. St Michael’s Church was built by the local
community in 1903 and has an altar made from the bow of a lifeboat. The Gaelic song known in English as the Eriskay Love Lilt was one of those collected by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser.

If you would like to Tour Eriskay on a unique small group tour of Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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