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I Remember

Raasay The Island and its People

The Raasay Iron Mine

Island Walks

Duanagan, Dain is Dualchas a Eilean Ratharsair Fladaidh is Eilean Tighe

O Choille gu Bearradh/
From Wood to Ridge

Whirligig Beetles and Tackety Boots

When I was Young

The Botanist in Skye and Adjacent Islands


Book List

Excerpts from books about Raasay
- Part 1
- Part 2

- Part 3
- Part 4

Raasay Books - When I was Young

When I was Young


When I was Young: Voices from Lost communities in Scotland: The Islands
by Timothy Neat,
Burlinn Limited 2000,
ISBN 1 84158 039 2


This volume forms the third part of Timothy Neat's quintet of books on Highland life in the twentieth century. It documents the lives of selected individuals via a combination of personal reminiscence, history, photography, poetry and story. Together with its companion volume on the Highlands and east coast, it forms a unique picture of Scotland's lost communities through the experience of those who either grew up in them, or whose roots are inextricably connected with them.

The result is a fascinating record of Scotland on the very edge of memory. The first chapter of this volume includes reminiscences of Raasay by Donald MacLeod and John Cumming.





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