Raasay Books - 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.