The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

The Old Ways…of The Outer Hebrides
April 25, 2014, 9:49 am
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The Golden Apples recommends The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane.

“…For untold thousands of years we travelled on foot over rough paths,’ he notes, ‘not simply as peddlers or communters or tourists, but as men and women for whom the path stood for some intense experience: freedom, new human relationships, a new awareness of the landscape.  The road offered a journey into the unknown that could end up allowing us to discover who we were’.”

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The Old Ways introduces the ritualistic art of Steve Dilworth who lives on the isle of Harris

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life in the outer hebrides

Listen to the sound-story of an overnight sea-voyage made one August, in an old open boat called Jubilee, to the Scottish Island of Sula Sgeir. Sula Sgeir – also known as the rock – it lies far out in the North Atlantic. It is forty miles due north of the Outer Hebrides. It is the jaggy black summit of a submarine mountain, made of three-billion-year-old Lewisian gneiss. It is a shockingly severe place, home only to gannets, seals, skuas and puffin. And it is also the site each summer of a gannet hunt carried out by the men of Ness. Listen Here


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