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Island Voices - Documentary

Title: Island Voices - Documentary
Posted by: Ross Fablevision on 08-10-2007

Discussion: Let me introduce ourselves. We are a community arts company based in Glasgow called Fablevision. We’re making a film which will provide the Scottish government with the views of local people on the western isles on culture and cultural entitlements. The aim is the film will help stimulate development and progression on the isles. It will be shown at a large event held by the western isles council on St. Andrews night to policy makers and msp’s and councillors.

We seek individuals like yourself if it suits to partake in a short interview and express your feelings about life on the Isles. What benefits you felt were had and also were their any negatives? We wish to find out if people in the Isles are open to the same creative pastimes as those on the mainland.

We shall be in the following locations on the following dates

Barra - Tuesday 16 October

Benbecula - Thursday 18 October
Friday 19 October

South Uist - Monday 22 October

North Uist - Tuesday 23 October

Isle of Harris - Wednesday 24 October

Isle of Lewis - Thursday 25 October

If you have any questions relating to this project, or if we can help you in any other way please do get intouch. I hope this project may appeal as its purpose is to highlight your life on the Isles and seek to find improvements within the creative sectors.

To find out more about ourselves please visit

Many thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.


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Posted by: John MacLellan on 31-10-2007

Support for the Islanders
I left South Uist at an early age to pursue a career which was not available on the Islands. After fifty years I still get very homesick for a place I still regard as home and its lovely people, they are the best. Why do I not return there now that I am retired you may ask? You can not turn back the clock everything has changed.
Scottish Government needs to accept that the Islands are part of Scotland/UK. They pay the same road tax but the island roads are a disgrace. A school is badly damaged by storms. Catyy Jamison when asked if funding would be available answered," It will be looked at sypathetically". Was that how they built the pretendie parliament? I think not
White Settlers have in many cases integrated well and contributed to the community but the down side is that many local people cannot compete ,for property, with the moneyed people from the city.It would help if properties were not sold for the sole purpose of holiday homes

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