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Update and suggestions so far for filming

An earlier post on my personal blog listed topics already put forward, and attracted additional suggestions. Material so far recorded covers the following:

1. Peatcutting

2. Constructing lazy beds

3. Catching razorfish

4. Grimsay boat day

5. Children’s Parliament in Barra and Benbecula

6. Boatbuilding and Crofting Skills

7. Crofting and biodiversity

8. Outdoor leisure pursuits

I’m very pleased with the interviews I’ve got so far on the topics above. Among other things there’s a very good mix of ages amongst the speakers. There’s plenty more to do, but it’s beginning to look like the new material might divide fairly naturally into  three separate sub-headings under the broad “environmental” theme: “Outdoor activities”, “Generations”, and “Enterprise”. I hasten to add that’s just the way it’s looking right now. This could well change as more suggestions come in. Comments welcome below!

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  1. 10/06/2009 at 8:48 am

    Peatcutting? Sounds interesting, especially if it is for producing the right smokey flavour in my favorite drink;-)

  2. gordonwellsuist
    10/06/2009 at 10:08 am

    Kent, you have a one-track mind. Peat fires have lots of uses apart from in whisky distilleries – as the Hebridean Smokehouse video from series 1 would show you. You’ve obviously not been doing your homework! The main use in Uist, as the new film will demonstrate, is still for domestic heating. Archie, the peatcutter, poses an interesting question in his interview, which relates to environmental and economic issues. Peat is cheap (basically free) in terms of price, but expensive in terms of time. That’s the balancing act that you have to perform. Of course, after a hard day’s work on the moor you may well feel you deserve a little refreshment at the end of the day. That might be considered a “fringe benefit”…

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