Sgoil Àiridh: Moor Tour with Mairi Gillies and Tom Maciver

Fri 29 Oct 2021

As part of Faclan Fringe 2021, Mairi Gillies and Tom Maciver led 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. Included 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. There was an appropriate transport option for those who felt they were unable to walk that distance.

Time: The walk began at a meeting point in Borve at 10am and took between two and three hours. Transport from outside An Lanntair and back to Stornoway, was provided on request.

Due to limited capacity, the Moor Tour was NOT included with the 2021 Faclan Festival pass.

Part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Outer Hebrides Leader 2014-2020 programme.