Benbecula and the Bonnie Prince
Today was the first day of recording of local Bonnie Prince Charlie stories for Stòras Uibhist. Tommy Macdonald “compared notes” with Alasdair Maceachen, who has a family connection with the Prince’s companion Neil MacEachan, on the accounts of the Prince’s movements around Benbecula after the defeat at Culloden.
The discussion took place at Nunton Steadings. As the conversation reveals, there are historical connections with the story. And now, appropriately enough, the Steadings house a new community project – An Radio – who kindly accommodated us for the duration of the recording!
Tommy and Alasdair spoke first in Gaelic:
And this is their “reprise” in English: