Books

  • Dol Fodha na Grèine

    Dol Fodha na Grèine

    Dol Fodha na Grèine- Buaidh a' Chogaidh Mhòir- Nis gu Baile an Truiseil The Going Down of the Sun- The Great War and a rural Lewis Community Thairis air a' cheud bliadhna mu dheireadh thathar air iomadach leabhar a chur an clò mun Chogadh Mhòr. Chuir Call na h-Iolaire aig a' Bhliadhn' Ùir 1919 clach-mhullaich uabhasach air a h-uile càil. B' e seo cuspair bròin bu chainail a thàinig a-riamh air an eilean. Tha an leabhar seo a' cur urram air na naoi ceud neach bhon sgìre, eadar Sgiogarstaigh agus Baile an Truiseil, a ghabh pàirt anns a' chogadh. Bhathar fortanach, nuair a thòisich Comunn Eachdraidh Nis ann an 1977, gu robh feadhainn de na laoich fhathast còmhla rinn. Tha na còmhraidhean a chaidh a chlàradh leothasan na phàirt chudromach den leabhar. Tha Clàr nan Gaisgeach a' toirt fiosrachadh seachad air na naoi ceud duine-uasal a dh'fhàg ar sgìre airson a dhol an sàs ann an cogadh fad às. 'S e cuimhneachan cùbhraidh agus prìseil a th' againn orra gu lèir. Over the past one hundred years much has been written about the cocktail of circumstances that led to the Great War, the chaos and confusion of its battles, and- closer to home- that cruel conclusion of the Beasts of Holm on New Year's morning 1919 when over 200 island sailors returned home from the Great War perished in the Iolaire disaster. Some 900 men and several women from the coastal villages between Skigersta and Ballantrushal were on active service during the war years. They are all remembered here with honour and some who survived the war gave precious accounts of their experiences to Comunn Eachdraidh Nis back in the 1970s. This book is the story of that generation of our people caught up in a distant war in which mustard gas and machine-guns, zepplins and submarines, torpedoes and tanks, artillery shells and aeroplanes were the instruments of death in a new and terrible age.

    £19.99

    £19.99

  • Eadar Clachan Shannda agus Tobar na Màthar

    Eadar Clachan Shannda agus Tobar na Màthar

    Cunntas glè thlachdmhor air cùrsa beatha Thormoid. Geibh sinn dealbh air duine comasach, dèanadach, aoigheil a rinn feum ann an iomadach àite. An interesting account of Tormod Domhnallach's life. From this book, we get a picture of a competent, resourceful, cheerful man who made the most of everything.

    £7.95

    £7.95

  • Eilean Fraoich

    Eilean Fraoich

    Lewis Gaelic Songs and Melodies

    £10.00

    £10.00

  • Essential Gaelic Dictionary

    £15.99

    £15.99

  • Fo Sgàil A' Swastika (Under the Shadow of the Swastika)

    Fo Sgàil A' Swastika (Under the Shadow of the Swastika)

    Fo Sgàil A' Swastika (Under the Shadow of the Swastika) le Dòmhnall Iain MacDhòmhnaill The gallant rearguard action which culminated in the capture of 8000 men of the 51st Highland Division at St Valéry- two weeks after the famous evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk- is one of the forgotten episodes of World War II. There have been countless books about the war but relatively few by private soldiers- far less one who could take a poet's perspective on the experience. Donald John MacDonald (1919-1986) is now recognised at one of Gaeldom's most important bards. His vivid account of the grim privation of the prisoner of war camps resounds with the spirit, humour and sense of comradeship of men who refused to be cowed by their captors. It is told with all the verve and immediacy of a natural raconteur- but then MacDonald was descended from a line of traditional bards and storytellers. His talent is confirmed by the accompanying CDs which have been digitally enhanced from cassette tapes of the entire book made privately by the author himself in 1983. It is a huge bonus that this recording can now be made available to the public. Apart from its historical importance as a record of MacDonald's melodious Uist Gaelic, it should enrich the reading experience for those fluent in the language and provide an invaluable model for learners. The attraction of the package to students of the language is further enhanced by the parallel translation by Bill Innes- who is himself from South Uist and who knew the author well. It captures faithfully the spirit of a work thus made accessible to a much wider audience.

    £15.00

    £15.00

  • Laoich nan Òran (Heroes of Song)

    Laoich nan Òran (Heroes of Song)

    Laoich nan Òran (Heroes of Song): A collection of bardachd from North Lochs, Isle of Lewis Nothing defines the soul of a community quite like a comprehensive collection of its bardic output. This has long been a major hallmark of individual Gaelic speaking areas and it is vital that this ethos is captured while it is still possible to do so. Those with the requisite to supply us with a rich diversity of 'close to the heart' themes, have always been few in number. Obviously, not all are born with this gift. However, those who are possessed of it seem to express what all of us would desire to articulate in this way, but cannot. It is also evident that some bards seem to have this mode of expression flowing daily as they cannot help but view the world through verse. Others can only produce it when compelled to do so through deep emotional experience. This collection has it all, including the typical themes of nature, romance, satire and spiritual experience. With over one hundred contributions, many of them previously unpublished, it is the most comprehensive compilation ever to emerge from North Lochs on the Isle of Lewis.

    £9.00

  • Lord of the Isles

    Lord of the Isles

    This details how Lord Leverhulme dealt with the islands of Lewis and Harris after the first World War, when he devised a plan to 'rescue' the islanders and introduce them to a 'new' prosperity as he saw it.

    £12.99

    £12.99

  • Maraiche nan Cuantan

    Maraiche nan Cuantan

    Cruinneachadh den bhàrdachd aig Flòraidh NicPhàil. A collection of Gaelic Poetry by Flora MacPhail.

    £6.00

    £6.00

  • Mil San Tì?

    Mil San Tì?

    Mil San Tì? le Seonag Monk(2016), 220 pages. The Sìle Armstrong toilichte. Tha i tana, bòidheach, le beatha ghleansach còmhla ris an duine bheartach aice, Seumas. Tha i gu math nas toilichte na a piuthar, Fiona, a tha cho reamhar sluisgeach agus pòsta ris a' phloc ud, Fearghas. Chan eil Fiona a' ceasnachadh co-dhiù a tha i toilichte gus nach eil, i a'gàireachdaich 's a' cumail a-mach às an rathad air beul biorach a peathar-chèile, Nora. Chan eil Nora toilichte. Tha Nora a' ruith taigh-aoigheachd. 'S e sgeul socair air beatha hum drum bhoireannach a th' ann am Mil San Tì, le beagan deoch-làdair, slugadh philichean, neo-dhìlseachd, làmhachas-làidir agus rudeigin car coltach ti murt a' snìomh an sgeòil ri chèile... _____________________________________________________ Aiteal: Sreath de sgrìobhaidean sgoinneil bho sgrìobhaidearan sgaiteach. Sreath ùr bho Acair, le taic bho Chomhairle nan Leabhraichean.

    £11.99

    £11.99

  • Mitchell's

    Mitchell's

    The story of a Stornoway Family's Garage and Bus Business.

    £15.00

    £15.00

  • Òrain Eachainn MhicFhionghain

    Òrain Eachainn MhicFhionghain

    Cruinneachadh dhen bhàrdachd aig Eachann MacFhionghain

    £6.00

    £6.00

  • Playing for the Red Jersey- A History of Point Football Club

    Playing for the Red Jersey- A History of Point Football Club

    Playing for the Red Jersey- A History of Point Football Club le Matthew M MacIver This book commemorates the 80th anniversary of Point Football Club. The Club was founded in 1934 and since then has been an integral part of the Point Community. The book relates not just the Club's many and proud achievements on the football field but also its place in the development of Point as a thriving community in Lewis.

    £9.95

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