As part of Faclan Fringe, Mairi Gillies and Tom Maciver take you on a guided, creative walk – of 2-3 hours in length – starting at Borve and visiting a cluster of abandoned shielings on the Ness moor with stories about who used them and why. Includes an activity pack (handmade concertina book, charcoal, pencil, rubber), hot drinks and home bakes.
Mairi Gillies is a Gaelic visual artist from Edinburgh, now living in Lewis who works with communities on creative, place-based projects. Tom Maciver is an actor, writer and crofter born and bred in Lewis. He hosts many community events, appears on Gaelic radio and TV and always has a tale to tell. They are next door neighbours and fond collaborators.
Distance: About four miles. Note there will be an appropriate transport option for those who feel they are unable to walk that distance.
Time: The walk will begin at a meeting point in Borve at 10am and take between two and three hours. Transport from outside An Lanntair (leaving at 9.30am), and back to Stornoway, will be provided on request.
Please note that, due to limited capacity, the Moor Tour is NOT included with this year’s Faclan Festival pass.
Part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Outer Hebrides Leader 2014-2020 programme.