Scotsman – Hebrides: Islands on the Edge

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The Scotsman wrote an article yesterday to highlight the new series “Hebrides – Islands on the Edge”.  It has become a much-talked-about series, not only in newspaper articles but on Twitter and other social media.   I was on Twitter yesterday and I was scrolling far down the page through many people commenting how much they loved the program and a number of folk saying how much they appreciated Ewan McGregor narrating. 🙂

BBC One Scotland, Mondays starting May 6th for 4 weeks @ 9 p.m.

BBC link here.

Scotsman article link here.

Twitter – #Hebrides #islandsontheedge #BBCHebrides

Islands on the Edge

Here’s a beautiful trailer for the new BBC series “Hebrides: Islands on the Edge”, narrated by Ewan McGregor.  It will be shown on BBC One on May 6th, 2013 and has been three years in the making.  Unfortunately, I am not sure how to see it on this side of the ocean.  If anyone finds out, please could they let me know.

 

 

Plans are in the works for a tour to the Outer Hebrides for next summer.  I’ll be keeping you posted.  Homecoming 2014 will be a great time to be in Scotland.

Borgh Pottery Isle of Lewis

Borgh Pottery was established in 1974 as Stornoway Pottery and 1978, the workshop and showroom were moved to its present location. It later became known as Borgh Pottery and is situated 18 miles NW of Stornoway on the A857 to Ness (Nis).

All the ceramics are made by the owners, Alex and Sue Blair and they use the traditional techniques of hand-throwing or hand-building. They have a wide range of glazes color and finish, from gloss to matt.

Alex and Sue also sell a varied range of gifts highlighting the Hebrides … Celtic patterned knitwear; Hebridean Woolhouse products from the island sheep; Harris Tweed tea cosies; handmade silver jewellery and Scottish soaps.

There is also an organic garden attached to the pottery which has created a sheltered environment for birds and other wildlife.

The website will give you more information or if you are in the area, the address is Fivepenny House, Borgh, Isle of Lewis.  All the information and photos here are from the pottery’s website.